crafts · knitting

I’m so embarrassed…

Yes, I’ve done it again.  I must make a confession.  The Hourglass sweater?  Sort of fits… really well.  I kind of love it.  Yes, once again I have been fooled by a project.  I ought to be kept away from my waste yarn until the project is finished.  I finished the knitting tonight while watching “Battlestar Galactica” and awaiting my last mass of the day (it’s at 7:30).   I thought “hmm, should I bother sewing the hems” and then I thought “better try it on” and then “oops”.  Yes, it fits very well, and I’m glad it isn’t any longer – I am, as I said, very short waisted, and it would have been too long if it were 2 inches longer.    I also shortened the sleeves by an inch because I wanted them to not show under a coat.

Ready for the obligatory bad, in the mirror photo?  My excuse is that Marc isn’t home to take the picture.  This picture sucks – the color is much lighter and it shows my unmade bed (Sundays are busy, ok?)  but you get the idea…

It fits!  My knitting confidence is restored.  Now I just have to figure out those hem directions and get Marc to take nice photos and it will be finished, in about 2 and a half weeks – not bad!

crafts · knitting · Life

Morning… so painful…

I am not a morning person.  This much is obvious to anyone who was ever attempted to wake me before ten am.  I’m up now, because today is Sunday so I have to be at my church by 8:30, so I got up at seven, took a shower, and saw Marc off.  Marc is playing a scrabble tournament this weekend.  Did I mention that he plays scrabble competitively?  That’s right!  I recommend the documentary Word Wars, which is about the competitive scrabble world.  Marc has played against some of the guys featured in the documentary, and can confirm that yes, they really are that crazy.  It’s a really great documentary, even if you aren’t into Scrabble (and I’m not).

I think I found a stole pattern for my Elann Alpaca yarn – it’s the Princess Wrap, free from Classic Elite

Isn’t it pretty?  I like that it’s geomentric rather than leafy.  I am rather tired of leaf motifs in lace.

Speaking of Classic Elite, the only one of their yarns I have used is their “flash” yarn, which is a decent worsted weight cotton.  I’ve become completely obsessed with getting my hands on their new “Desert” yarn, in the color 2015.

I want to make a Lady Eleanor entrelac stole out of it, but WEBs only has one in stock.  I wrote them and asked if they were getting more.  They said yes, but weren’t specific on when… but I’m going to wait.  I have plenty of projects for now, and if I’m going to have to buy 12 balls of this stuff I want it to be with their discount.

Enough time wasting… time to get ready and go play two masses!