Tuesday, February 04, 2003  


Last night, during choir practice, I started the hand-dyed cardigan. I am really pleased with the color-way... I'll have to post a pic! It reminds me very much of the ocean on a crystal clear day- all mottled blues and greens. So, being the creative genius that I am, I've decided to name this project "Ocean." I made about 2" worth of progress on the back last night, and another 1/2" on the bus this morning... this will work up quickly! :) I'm already thinking about adding yet another project to my list... a chunky turtleneck sweater in the same yarn, but dyed in the reds.

I found out my sock yarn was shipped yesterday.... it'll be my first sock attempt- a pair of Opal Tiger socks for my friend Jen. If successful, all my friends will get socks for their birthdays... since I can't wear the really cool socks myself (stupid wool!), I figure I'll pass them along to people who will enjoy them. I figure it'll add up to about 5-6 pairs per year- maybe more depending on how much I like them, and whether I can knit them on the bus! :)

I'm thinking about making another needle holder for my straight needles- it'll take a lot more fabric vertically, but I don't think it'll be as wide... I'll have to make some measurements and sketch out a pattern. But the DPN Holder came out so well that it seems a shame to have my straights stuck in the cabinet in a big pile... :) Of course, with my straights, the needles are only labeled with millimeters, so I'll have to attach a tag that matches up mm with American sizes. It would be SO much simpler if everyone just used the actual measurement of the needle (mm) rather than the sizes!!!

The Latin phrase for today:
brevis esse haboro, obscurus fio
"in trying to be concise, I become obscure (Horace)"


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