Monday, March 06, 2006

FO Report & A Knitless Weekend

click to enlargeI have two unreported FO's from a few weeks ago. One was DD's last year's huge Valentine's sweater that I finally sewed together for this V-Day, and fits perfectly now. This was my first machine-made sweater, with humble Red Heart Eco, and it has survived two rugged machine washes to cleanse the aftermath of art class and playground romps, and still looks new.


click to enlargeThe other is a seamless ragland experiment with Peaches-n-Cream cotton. Loosely following Ann Budd's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns, I modified it with short sleeves, a shorter torso, and a wider neckline. This has also survived two machine washes. It turned out so well, I'm going to make a twinkie one for me, but with some nice HWG yarn.


Saturday, as promised, I took DD to see Aquamarine, then drove an hour to cook dinner for my Dad's birthday. My Dad sadly handed me a fingering weight military wool sweater with a huge snag, so I broke out a tiny steel crochet hook and after 15 minutes his sweater was new again. Then I put DD to bed and we watched The Constant Gardener.

After returning Sunday to more moving to do (yes, I've moved, but far from settled), I skipped Stitch-n-Bitch. DD & I played badmitton in the sunset, then after dinner & bedtime, I had some seriously talking with my future DH about our past problems and future expectations of marriage.

So with all that, my entired weekend included no knitting. I did manage to fondle a few projects objectively, but was just too tired to knit. So instead I just read about it - Vogue Knitting's design chapters, S-n-B Nation's redesign chapters, Twisted Sisters's sock patterns, and the Spring IK.

3 comments:

  1. the sweaters look GREAT! i actually went to the stitch n bitch on sunday for the first time..... they're having it at lilly's dim sum now, not sure if you know that. anyway, i hope all is well.

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  2. I skipped SnB this weeked too--I was tired, and I had to get ready for some serious Oscar watching!
    Maybe we can get together next week for some knitting and gossipping?

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  3. you can repair sweaters? I have one I need repaired, if you can. I will pay you!!!

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