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Finished!

*Jess' socks in Scheepjes Invicta Coloris colour 1702, November 13/03

*Skull scarf birthday-present project, my pattern using Wool Gatto, November 2/03

*Toe-up Socks in Opal Mexico #21, November 1/03

In Progress

*Must-Have Cardigan in Naturespun, started September 16/03

*Jess' socks--the sequel in Regia Stretch Colour #88, started November ?/03

*Lovely Lavold Vest (aka Culdesac), in Araucania Nature Wool in Allspice, started November 3/03

*Silly Scarf in Colinette One Zero, Crystal Palace Deco Ribbon and Fizz and Salsa, started November 18/03

*First Draft of my Dissertation: Representations of Health in Canadian Women's Magazines started far too long ago

I wish I had time to knit:

*St. Brigid
*My Noro Entrelac Jacket
*Childhood jacket for Emma
*Classic Aran
for Xander from The Children's Collection

Books I would like:

*Viking Patterns for Knitters Elsebeth Lavold
*The Purl Stitch Sally Melville
*The Children's Collection
A & J Starmore

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Thursday, April 03, 2003

 
I gotta put the visa in the freezer...

All the bulky stuff (Jaeger Natural Fleece and Rowan Biggy Print) is being added to my bulky oddball collection. I love this stuff but can't afford it at retail so I buy little bits of it on ebay. Now I have 5 balls of Natural Fleece in 3 colours and 7 balls of Biggy Print in 4 colours. I'm just not sure what to do with it (aside from endless scarves, mitts & hats). I hope to collect enough to do a cardigan in the Biggy Print. Any suggestions for my oddball collection would be great.

The Patons Fresco was an online purchase intended to make the bag in Sally Melville's Knitting Experience. The price was right and I was curious about it. It's an acrylic tape and it does remind me a bit of sneaker shoelaces. It's very soft. If the bag doesn't work I can make myself a top with it.

I also received the Patons Flirty Girls pattern book to make Emma a skirt with ChaCha. I'm calling it the frou frou skirt and it will suit her perfectly.

Frou Frou Skirt

I just had to start it last night.

Must resist starting another project
Must resist buying more yarn....must resist...


Tuesday, April 01, 2003

 
The Sopranos wasn't on tonight (damn you Barbara Walters!) so instead of going back to the computer and finishing the conference paper I have to present tomorrow at 4pm, I knit 20 odd rows on my Able, summer tweed sweater. My fingers were less sore today from it, so that's good. Knitting a summer sweater is an antedote to the crappy weather we're having (5 cm of snow is not funny; even on April Fools day). I'm stressing that I'm making it too big. I often fall right between a medium and a large and have neither the skill or the desire to fiddle with patterns. I have to be enterprising and creative all day while writing, I just want to follow someone else's pattern when I knit. That may change when the pressure is off, but for now I can live with my "sheepishness" when it comes to patterns (pun intended).

Well, back to "52 Steps to Great Health": Health Protocols and Healthism in Canadian Women's Magazines. (I can see you glazing over...)


Monday, March 31, 2003

 
Koigu from VK Fall 2002 Koigu close-up

It was not the very knitterly weekend I was hoping for. The kids were indulged by both sets of grandparents instead, and I got some much needed sleep. I did make some good progress on my regia crazy stripe socks (my first toe-up pair) and the second koigu sleeve.

I love koigu. It's soft, nice to work with, beautifully coloured. I am disappointed that I will finish this sweater (at the rate I'm going) when the weather is too warm to wear it (well unless...it's like today...a thought I will not entertain).




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