One Crazy Fiber Lady

The ramblings of a fiber-affected single mother of twins who makes a living as a code monkey

One Crazy Fiber Lady

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August 19th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Call another section of Ballerina done. I finished the striped section before the center back solid blue gusset while on the ferry this morning. Here’s the requisite shot of her lounging on the bench alongside the East River.

I thought I’d get a slightly different angle to shake it up a bit. The next piece is another wedge shaped inset in the solid blue. After that, the second half is just a mirror of the first. At least I’m making progress.

Yesterday during lunch I took a field trip to Purl Soho for a little mitten yarn shopping. I’ve decided against the cable mitts from Vogue. I actually read the pattern and found two things that turned me off: slipped stitches in the palm and {gulp} bobbles. How I missed seeing the yarn zits in the picture is beyond me. I’ll either return the yarn I bought, or buy a coordinating color or two to make a few Zilboorg mittens. After surfing more, I found the mittens that I do want to make.

I picked up some Cascade 220 in a charcoal grey and the lightests of pinks.¬† For the lining, I selected a creamy white Blue Sky’s Alpaca Silk.¬† I neglected to get a picture of the yarns last night, maybe tonight.¬†¬† I’ll bring them with me to W.O.O.L. this weekend.

Finally, last night I sat down to knit and listen to the Sox game on XM.  Now, my bedroom is on the Southwest corner of the house.  Unfortunately, the antenna for the XM needs to face North/East.  I get signal to some extent, but it tends to cut out.  Alot.  I finally had enough last night and remembered an email I recently to try MLB.TV for free for 5 days.  What the heck, I decided to give it a try.  How cool is this?

I love my Mac 😉

Craft on!

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