Tuesday, March 11, 2003  

Ready for A Swim in the OCEAN???

Having worn this for 2 days in a row, I figured it was time to take it off, take a picture, and wash/block it. I am definitely pleased with the way it turned out, although, in hindsight, I would have knit the button-hole band seperately with smaller needles, and then sewn it on. I think the slight ripple in the current band will smooth out somewhat in blocking, but still.... of course, when I'm wearing it, I don't notice. Also, if I button it all the way, there is a gap at the bust where the sweater is being stretched slightly. I was pondering how to fix this when I realized it was so warm that I couldn't button it all the way anyway! So it all worked out. :) I'm glad also that I did the edgings in the black chenille- it really makes the cardigan more interesting. :)

This weekend, I asked my grandmother (who is 90), whether she ever knit socks. She fondly recalled knitting socks for the entire cast of the Oregon Shakepeare Festival. Yes, that would be the 1935 cast- she was one of the founding members of the Festival... she did costumes :) Next time I see her, I'll show her my Tiger socks! I'm trying to learn how to knit continental with these socks- I still need LOTS of practice, but I think I'm getting it. I'd like to be able to knit two-handed once I start the AS fair isle vest for my dad, and socks seem like the perfect way to practice.

The Latin phrase for today:
elephantem ex musca facis
"you are making an elephant out of a fly (i.e., making a mountain out of a molehill)"


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