Tuesday, September 20, 2005
The Twelve Minute SweaterFirst, before I forget, here's a photo of a happy doggie with her new felted doggie toy, courtesy of my amazing secret pal! Abby hasn't quite figured out how to get at the extra-fun stuffing on the inside, but once she does, based on past behavior, she will spend hours ripping the stuffing out and leaving it in piles all over the floor. She will even break up large stuffing pieces into smaller strips. I swear, she'd be a great help if I was a spinner!
In other news, I spent most of the weekend relaxing and having fun, even though I should have been doing a lot of work. But, seeing as it was the only weekend for a long time past and future when I didn't have any interviews to worry about, it was really amazing to take a deep breath and enjoy myself.
Step one of any relaxing weekend? Ride my bike to the Happy Place, and spend the day with Holly, Phyl-Phyl, and Kristine, with a lunchtime visit from Cindy. I was trying to be a good girl, so I brought Mariah along to finally finish seaming her up. However, just as I was about to break out the needle and thread, Kristine
But poor, poor Kristine - every time she looked away on Friday at the shop, I had finished miles of the front. The entire front only takes 74 rows - and she was on row 80-something of her sleeve, and was less than 1/2 done! So if you were in the shop on Friday and kept hearing Kristine say things like "I've only been gone 12 minutes! How have you finished the front?", now you know. Apparently, 12 minutes was the time-period of choice, though - so this sweater will now be known as the "12 minute sweater." (Hey, I figure that's at LEAST as creative as the real title!)
Overall, I have really enjoyed knitting this. The chunky HUGE yarn project was just what I needed to feel accomplished. The only changes I've made in the pattern thus far are the sleeves - I don't do 3/4 sleeve sweaters, so I lengthened them. Otherwise, it has been well-written and easy to follow (as long as you remember that all the measurements are in cm!) Plus, because it's going to be a shop sample until after Christmas or thereabouts, I didn't have to buy the yarn!
But even better than almost finishing an entire sweater in one weekend was what I got to do on Sunday - I went to the Maryland Renaissance Festival with my girls (we've been best friends since kindergarden), and had a great time
After all of the
After all that excitement this weekend, we were all pretty worn out!
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