Wednesday, March 05, 2003  

So Long, Snow!

It's so strange.... there are actually spots where you can see a brown, muddy area on the ground! I'm not quite sure what it is, seeing as there has been snow on the ground for what seems like months, but I vaguely remember "grass" and "dirt." Hopefully even more will show after today's near-60s temperatures, and rain.

Last night, instead of working dilligently on Menagerie, I finished off the second sleeve for Ocean. My rationale/justification was that I was getting to the "shaping-intensive" sleeve cap, and figured I should finish it up where I could really keep track of the decreases. :) Tonight, I will take some pictures of both Ocean and Menagerie (which I will work on this evening... no excuses!)

I'm also (of course) planning my next project- I have decided to knit the vest from AS's Celtic Collection for my Dad. I'm not sure of the name of the pattern... I'll have to check tonight. But I did some homework about what yarns I could use, seeing as the originals are all discontinued. I believe I'll be able to use Jamieson & Smith shetland wool, which is great because I just ordered the color cards. Also, it is reasonably priced, and comes in over 100 colors! With the leftovers from the vest, I'm planning to knit some of the beautiful gloves and mittens from "Knitting Fair Isle Mittens & Gloves."

I'm somehow (hopefully) managing to stay within my "knitting budget" of $60/month- although in April, I'll be using May's allowance also. But I think it will all average out- I definitely needed this restriction on knitting purchases so I didn't rush out and buy the yarn for all the projects I'm planning to knit as soon as I think of them. This way, I really think about what I want to knit next- after all, I don't want to use my "allowance" on yarn I'm not going to want to use right away! :)

I think it'll be reasonable to have Ocean finished by next weekend- provided I don't get too lost on the buttonholes! The hard part will be having to measure so frequently.

The Latin phrase for today:
ad litteram; ad literam
"literally (to the letter)"


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