One Crazy Fiber Lady

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One Crazy Fiber Lady

Move Along

January 26th, 2009 · 8 Comments

I know, its been ages since I last posted. ¬†Life has been truly busy. ¬†The folks heading to the Caribbean for 10 days was the crux of the busy. ¬†Since it snowed a gillion times while they were again, I got to use the snow blower repeatedly. ¬†Thankfully there is no photographic evidence of that! ¬†Beyond the domesticity, I’m still toiling away on a big rewrite at work. ¬†

I’ve had a case of startitis recently as well. ¬†For whatever reason, Rhinebeck wasn’t doing it for me, so I started another sweater. ¬†Back to Mr. Greenjeans, but this time in some yummy mmmMalabrigo in a deep blue.

Mr. Bluejeans

Mr. Bluejeans

I’ve made it past the point where the sleeves are slipped to waste yarn. ¬†Unfortunately, it is probably on hold for a week or so. ¬†I have 4 days to finish the 10″ of knitting on the second travelling scarf. ¬†Shouldn’t be a problem in finishing on time, but I guess I better wind the yarn tonight 😉

Saturday I started a project that has been queued up since Thanksgiving weekend. ¬†While we were out visiting my sister for the holiday, Friday the gals piled into the car and did a little shopping. ¬†The first stop was a yarn store. ¬†Go figure. ¬†We don’t do the traditional Black Friday shopping 😉 ¬†Anyway, as I’m scoping out which skein will be my souvenier sock yarn, my mother comes over to me and says “Your sister requests that sweater” and points to the cutest little baby sweater (Ravelry link). ¬†Since she’s never requested knitting before, I’m touched and naturally buy the pattern and the yarn to make it. ¬†Not for the new baby (which as we know she’s had) , but for her 1yo. ¬†I had all those holiday gifts to finish off and then there was the brief but burning desire to knit something for myself, before I could get started on this. ¬†I was now ready for it.

 

Lily the Pink

Lily the Pink

I’ve modified the pattern to knit it in one piece until the armpits. ¬†No need to knit separates and sew them together. ¬†I looked at the pattern where there are 4 colors for every 16 rows and knew that there was no way in hell I’d knit this sucker individually! ¬†All those ends! ¬†no way. ¬†I ordered the yarn in the other colorway to knit a smaller one for the baby. ¬†Sister doesn’t know this yet. ¬†No way I’ll get them both finished before I see the baby this weekend. ¬†Woops, reminds me that I need to finish the BSJ before then though.

Anyway, gotta get back to the C# grindstone.  Wanted to leave you with this awesome video that Jessalu pointed out to me.

Craft on!

Star Wars: Retold (by someone who hasn’t seen it) from Joe Nicolosi on Vimeo.

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