August 28, 2005

Getting There

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Has been wound back into balls and the new baby pullover is this:

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Although I've actually got one sleeve, the body and the cuff of the second sleeve done. Luckily the baby shower isn't for a couple weeks still. Of course I have another pregnant friend (found out on Friday) so I think I'll knit them one of the stuffed animals from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. They are so cute (there is a bunny, a bear, and an elephant).

And in the saga of the engagement ring.... I am finally done. Here is the current and final ring:
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It doesn't stick up as far as the first one and I'm quite happy with it!

August 21, 2005


I almost cracked... Found some Noro Cash Iroha on sale and had it in my checkout basket.... but I closed the window :) I'm getting better at this whole not buying yarn all the time thing :)


#1. Child's Placket-neck Pullover from Last Minute Knitted Gifts for a baby shower Sept 17th
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#2. Cigar Gloves for my Fiance for our anniversary on Sept 29th
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#3 Broken Rib Scarf for my Fiance for our anniversary on Sept 29th
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#4 Jessie's Sweater from Stitch N' Bitch for my Dad... was actually supposed to be a Birthday present in April so I feel like this should be next on my list after the 3 above projects which need to be done ASAP.
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Then I can get back to my Belly Sweater and make it a normal sweater (as soon as my extra ball of yarn shows up).
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August 17, 2005


So the yellow/glodish "sunset" colored sweater I posted photos of a few posts back.... ummmm yeah I didn't buy enough yarn. Which is funny as I have a tendency to buy way too much yarn normaly. So I have the top portion of the sweater (arms, and chest cover) knit, but now I have to pick up around the bottom edge and turn this sweater belly top into a "normal" length sweater. And I have about 50 yards of yarn to knit 6 inches on front and back. This isn't going to work. So I went to to see if they perhaps had just one more ball so I could cover my tummy... no. Hmmm I could knit the bottom in another color and add a stripe to the wrist so it doesn't look so dumb. But this didn't sound like such a great plan.

So I figured what the hell... I'll email them and ask if they have a ball hidden somewhere just waiting for me. Mariana replied that she would check with the dyers and see if they had some. Very quickly she got back to me that they have 3 hanks and how many would I like? This makes me very happy... I wasn't in the mood to tear apart a nearly complete sweater and start something else :) So if you've been on the fence about ordering yarn from them.... go for it :)

August 15, 2005

So much work

I'm done with 70 hour work weeks for a while now. We finished up "Penguins". Which is a 15 minute movie that will be in theaters in front of the Wallace and Grommit movie soon. And now I can leave work! So back to your regularly sceduled knitting blog...

Finished my Cigar Gloves. With a few modications... shorter cuff, different stripe, and no fingers:
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And now my fiance loves them and wants a pair. So I'm making him a pair for our anniversary next month (10 years!):
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Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran yarn

August 08, 2005

Mmmmmm Coffee

You Are a Plain Ole Cup of Joe

But don't think plain - instead think, uncomplicated
You're a low maintenance kind of girl... who can hang with the guys
Down to earth, easy going, and fun! Yup, that's you: the friend everyone invites.
And your dependable too. Both for a laugh and a sympathetic ear.


August 07, 2005

More Knitting

Here's the progress on my Knockaround sweater from Weekend Knitting:
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The construction is a bit odd (it is a Teva design afterall) The lower part was knit in a strip and the top part was picked up and knit... adding more stitches along the way to create the sleeves. So the sleeves are knit at the same time.
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The knitting is a bit slow going because each row is so long... but I'm to the point where I need to knit the collar... So about half way there. The 6 ply merino I'm using is awesome. Love the color variation and the softness of the yarn. If I weren't doing so well with my yarn diet I'd be buying more of it right now :)

And here's my first modified Cigar glove. I decided to just go fingerless rather than knit the last two full fingers. That way these will make great photography gloves. I can do everything (load film, focus, grip the camera) without having to take my gloves off.
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That should come in handy next month when we go to Yosemite (for our 10 year anniversary!!). I'm looking forward to the trip. Haven't been out there in years.

Engagement Ring Saga

Deciding on a husband wasn't that hard... My guy is awesome. The ring on the other hand has been ridiculous.

1. He proposes and gives me a green sapphire (what I wanted) on a plain white gold band so I can pick the final setting.

2. I pick a setting and get the stone put in:
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but it sticks up too high and gets caught on my clothes, in my hair, etc... So I find another setting and leave the stone.

3. I get a call from the jeweler. They chipped the sapphire.

4. We go back in today and pick a new stone (smaller this time since I thought the first one was a bit big... but kept it because he picked it out) and yet another setting.

5. Next weekend I should be able to pick up the final ring.