Thursday, November 10, 2005


It's been a long time since I last updated. My excuse? I was on vacation! Yes, I spent a lot of time at home. And yes, I did buy yarn. And I actually did some knitting, too. But I just never got around to writing about it. The most exciting news about vacation was the addition of two little girls to the apartment.

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Meet Eunice and (for now) White Rat. They are the cutest little dumplings in the world and I love them. And they love yarn. It's a match made in heaven.

I didn't touch Rogue or the Astrakhan cardigan once all through vacation, though I went to Patternworks and saw that they had a swatch of Astrakhan done with US6 needles, which makes me think that my hypothesis that I'll have to use US5 needles for the cardigan has been substantiated. I don't have pictures, but most of my vacation knitting became hats and mittens for my nephews. When I get home I'll take pictures. Great stash-busters. I was able to kill a leftover skein of Lamb's Pride Bulky on mittens and stripes in a hat for my youngest nephew, and most of a skein of black bulky on hat for the older nephew and stripes on the smaller hat. I used Lamb's Pride Worsted for the older boy's mittens. I love how they came out, and may use LP for all future little boy mittens. I say that now, but I have some Cestari to use, too.

I finished the wee sweater in short order. I actually think I had it finished before I started vacation... shortly after my last entry. I'm a bad blogger!

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I've not yet delivered the sweater. I'm thinking of waiting until I finish the one I plan to make for the big brother. I bought the cutest little tags that say "Made with Love by Your Favorite Aunt."

I casted on last night for a baby sweater for shower this Saturday. I guess I won't make it! I knit a few inches last night, but upon looking at it this morning, I noticed that the cables were a little wonky in a couple of spots and the gauge was way off. So I ripped it out and did one repeat this morning. I remember when I was a new knitter, I finished the same pattern in a week or so. Hopefully now I can be a little faster and maybe get the sweater to the expectant mom early next week.

I do solemnly swear to take pictures either tonight or tomorrow!


Pioggia said...

What a nice aunt! Do you already have an idea of the pattern you will choose for big brother? Good luck with the shower gift, I hope you finish on time.

Anonymous said...

Your two new babie girls are just beautiful!! Can we have more pictures please? Does white rat have a name yet?