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Thursday, October 18, 2007

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Especially when it’s made out of W.O.O.L.

When the Bartlett folk named names, they were not kidding ;p

But I, being a geek and scientific knitter decided to take it to the test.

What do you think?

I think it’s a natural color so rich I want to eat/knit it right up!

I am actually a little further along with this version of the Beryl sweater than in this picture, after two mad bus sessions commuting yesterday. It’s cold enough here that my busmates are excited by my projects again instead of hitting me with those pitying sidelong glances for holding something so weird (a wool sock).

This yarn is so right off the ranch that I keep thinking I’m going to faint from the marvelous sweet sheepie fumes. I wonder if the bussies notice this too or if they think it’s just my personal parfum? Hmm.

Underarm bind offs, here I come…………………


Tuesday, October 16, 2007

self-portrait Tuesday
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oh BOYoh. October. She’s at the half-way point. When did that happen?

There’s some kind of weird interval acceleration that happens after the age of 35, isn’t there? Like someone cranks the handle of the Time Machine and you’re zooming into the next day just when you’ve barely said good-night to the last.

Add that phenom to jobs with a deadline and at some point you just have to Sit Down. Stop. I see people where I work running down the hallways sometimes with sheaves of paper in their hands, and I want to yell, like a hall monitor: “No Running!” But they’re on a mission, they have to deliver. If what they do doesn’t get to the target, the show does not go on.

Luckily, my personal show can grind to little halts here and there.

Here I sit on the couch this weekend. Sprawled actually, feet right, legs akimbo, one under, one flung. At some point, as I was knitting along on a lacy sleeve, I looked up and realized I was in the middle of most of my WIPs, so suspended in the magic that is the Weekend Afternoon, that I didn’t even notice.

Scattered the way you see someone with the Sunday paper, there’s a sweater to the left, one beyond that in a heap, patterns everywhere, a tee shirt I just traded for (I love trading have I hit you up yet just wait), pillows, and bits of yarn (and popcorn) from Last Week’s sprawl. There’s spillage on the floor because it’s a slippery old sofa


Monday, October 15, 2007

  Monday Morning Mirth  

this year in 2007, many knitters in the UK have been making charity hats of a different sort to raise $$ for Age Concern, a group that supports older people in the winter months.

Here, a couple of hat knitters teach a
wannabee hat knitter to KNIT!

more fun:
SUPERGRAN, the Movie

hat of the week

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