Thursday, January 02, 2003  

Finished the Aran!!

I finished the Aran yesterday- wove in all the ends and seamed the underarms. I LOVE it!!! I'm planning on wearing it tomorrow. :) I washed it on the "knit" cycle with some woolite (by itself-) and then pinned it on my trusty "blocking board" (aka foam insulation from home depot). The shape actually was great- just a touch short in the body and the sleeves. Hopefully it'll keep its shape from now on! :) I must admit I was relieved when I opened the washing machine and the sweater was still there- intact... :)

I also started the baby blanket- what a pain! I want it to look moderately good on the "wrong side," so I am doing everything in blocks of color rather than stranding it. What a mess! So far so good- it is just slow going and frustrating to keep all the strands straight. In another row, though, the turtle legs combine- so that will get rid of a bunch of strands! I hope the finished product will look good enough to justify the extra pain of the intarsia. I am definitely not going to be in the mood to knit a second blanket, but I think I will go ahead and do it anyway since it is such a neat design.

Here is an example of why I love my family: My brother and his wife gave me the "monty python shower cap" for christmas... here I am modeling it while he pretends to eat a loaf of my homemade herb bread. I especially love his hair- very chic. ;)

And the Latin phrase for today:
ab aeterno
"from the beginning of time"


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