Friday, August 30, 2002

Gah! It's been a long time since posting. Sorry. I've also been weeks behind in reading my email as well.

Me (non knitting) Volunteering at a cool library in the mornings. Being a shitty travel agent afternoons/evenings.
Me (knitting) Working at yarn store on Sat. afternoons and getting paid in cash at the end of the day (this gets a big YAY because the British will not let me open a bank account, nor will the let me cash my paycheck unless I have a bank account, so I have lots of money, just no way to access it. It's very frustrating.)

Project wise--gloves are done, everything's just waiting to be blocked...
Am working on a pair of toe-up socks in really nice yarn Dan bought me whilst backpacking through Europe. They fit nicely in my purse
Also on the needles is a Rowan's Libby Cardigan in super chunky wool (the back for a size adult medium only takes 34 stitches. The back took me 1/2 hour to knit. Literally.) This isn't for me, but for the window display in the shop (so now knitting is work. YAY)
Jessi's tank top is making good progress. Booby cups are done, I-cord is almost done, have also started on the body
Swatching swatching swatching for stoles for my bridesmaids because I'm getting married on January 11th! yay we set the date!

Also, on Tuesday I need to call the lady from Rowan and see about a possible job as a design consultant. YAY!

Wednesday, August 07, 2002

So, I skipped the selvedge stitch on the gloves, but then I missed some increases and I wasn't sure where, so I ripped the damn thing and started over...

anyway, it's really pretty, cause I'm done with it now. The second one is 1/2 way done.

The yarn store will give me a few afternoons when they get busy again. Meanwhile, I'm a travel agent. Ugh.

But I was raving about the Lalana on KnitU and I asked the lady if I could come work for her. She emailed me back today saying that they always needed help and where did I live? Sigh. England's a really far commute from New Mexico.

Friday, August 02, 2002

So I finished the second boob cup for Jessi's tank and decided to take a break and tackle that wonderous Lalana wool.

Yum. This stuff is amazing. I did almost all of the fez, changed the ending, decided I didn't like it and should just do the pattern as written, got really paranoid about having enough yarn and decided to to the gloves, then go back and do the hat with the yarn left.

I didn't read the part of the pattern that says there's a selvidge stitch on one side that isn't included in the patterning but IS included in the stitch counts, so I autocorrected and was too lazy to rip and correct when I realized my autocorrect was actually a mistake. Blah. So my seams might not be as pretty as can be. Sod it. The freize stitch pattern sure is pretty though and fun to knit in that challenging but doable sort of way. (It's adapented from Barbara Walker's Second Treasury)

Dan comes back tomorrow. YAY!

I miss the axis of diva.