Monday, February 27, 2006


I managed to seam both sleeves and get half of one sewn onto the body, but that was all my knitting action this weekend. Saturday was spent furniture shopping and family visiting, and yesterday was all about cleaning and getting our current kitchen packed up to compensate for all the disgusting water dripping from the ceiling. I am resolved tonight to get those sleeves set, and then give the whole thing a good bath. Perhaps I'll take it to the new apartment to dry.

In other news, Knitty surprises are up. I am totally in love with Starsky!

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

The Rogue Sweater in Captivity

All pieces of Rogue have been completed, and it's been steam blocked. Do I have to confess that I smiled when I realized I'd have to launder it because it has little white hairs all over it? I didn't think so.

As you can see, the sleeves are not yet attached. I decided to seam them up before attaching them, and I'm about halfway through the first sleeve. The end is in sight! The big question now is, what do I work on next? I'm still pretty into the Astrakhan Cardigan, but at the same time I like the idea of making something very simple that I can pick and up and do a few rows on now and then without messing with notes. We sign the lease on Friday, and then all hell is going to break loose around here!

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Back in the Saddle

Sorry about that extended break, there. I had some things to get sorted out and stuff to do. Today I'm without a camera, so I can't show you pictures of my work, but I can give a update, just the same.

I finished the hood on Rogue, and am now on the decrease section of sleeve number two. That's right, people, I am thisclose to being finished with Rogue! I've been thinking a lot about blocking and have decided to steam block it, because having stuff on the floor right now is kind of dangerous. See, we added another girl to the group:

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She doesn't care much for yarn, but loves the rice basket where I keep my projects. She also enjoys nibbling on pattern pages and playing hide and seek with a blanket. Her name is Mrs. Cooper (a.k.a: Mrs. Pooper, Pooper Scooper, and Koopa Trooper), and we got her from a girl at work who was moving and couldn't take her. She's generally a very good rabbit, box trained and rarely chews on stuff she's not supposed to. I find she usually chews when she wants attention, hence her chewing on my knitting stuff. It's hard to pet a bunny and knit at the same time!

I also finished a hat that's to be felted It looks pretty cute so far! I'll take a pre-felting picture as soon as I have the camera.

Oh, and just one more thing: we found a new apartment and will be moving soon! As I go through my stash, I might decide to put some stuff up on eBay. If I do, I'll post links here.