Tuesday, March 09, 2004  


As of yesterday, the knitting on Rogue is officially over- and hopefully, provided I can force myself to deal with all the tedious finishing work, Rogue will be completed later this week. Today, my grand ambition is to finish sewing up the second sleeve seam, and then weave in all the ends on both sleeves.

Of course, as soon as Rogue was off the needles, I had to cast on for something else... in the process of moving just about everything I own from one spot in the apartment to another, I discovered some random black cotton blend yarn that I vaguely remember ordering from ebay months and months ago... so I decided I would use it to make a simple black v-neck. After all, stitch textures will be completely lost in the black, and I don't have any other colors, so my options are pretty limited to start with. Plus, I envision this as being a sweater I'll pull out of the closet constantly- I wear a lot of black anyway (must have something to do with the fact that cricket makes sure to give all my clothes a nice coating of kitty-fur!), and I think this will be a sweater that'll look great with just about anything. Of course, it'll be mind-numbing to knit... and there probably won't be too many update pics, unless y'all enjoy staring at a black blob of stockinette!

But once I finish my mindless project, I've got another one on deck (actually, I have seven more on deck...) I'll be making the Sirdar cabled cardigan recently finished by Teresa. You may recall that, as part of my $200 extravaganza at elann, I bought the yarn for it... here's a little preview:

The yarn is really interesting- I haven't swatched it up yet, but I think it'll be a neat effect. I also have some more random ebay yarn in my stash that I'm thinking about carrying along with it, but I have no idea how much yardage of it I have... I'll have to do some weighing and calculating I guess!

I've also been sadly neglecting the socks I've been making for my friend Daf- she's getting married in October, and her birthday is in September, and I'd like to have at least four pairs of socks finished for her before then! I think that, if nothing else, I'll take socks on my trips to California in May and to Seattle in August... those nice long flights should give me time to knit a few pairs, I hope! I'd really like to have at least 4 pairs to give to her- plus I'll make her a fun accessory scarf in eros.

I hope everyone has a fabulous tuesday- and thanks, Rachael, for the compliments on the apartment- I agree, twinkle lights make everything better. ;)


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