04 March 2007

High's & Low's

I did it again - I've left too many things to talk about unsaid & now I must jam them all into one confusing entry. I'll make it short & sweet. I will elaborate on project specifics.

LOW:
Snowstorm in March - sort of sick of bad weather.

HIGH:
Finishing the 'Child's placket neck pullover' from 'Last Minute Knitted Gifts'

This was another stash busting project. I used some blue & green Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece, knit on size 6 needles. This was my first raglan from the bottom up - went pretty well, I think. The only thing I changed was that I put actual button holes in the placket, the pattern tells you to just push the buttons through the seed stitch, but that seemed weird to me.
I don't even know who will get this sweater yet - one thing's for sure, there's a total storm of babies on the way & I need to get ready! I know of at least 5 new people coming. Now I just need to find some buttons!

Oh, and p.s. if you decide to knit this, you may want to check the errata - there's just one minor yet important error in the original printing of the book.

HIGH:
Waking up to hear that the fire chief has advised people to stay indoors if they do not need to go out. I assume this means I get a snow day - which means I begin to document my snow day. I had grand plans - elaborate cake baking, sewing, knitting, napping....

LOW: boss calls to tell me the commute to work is easy & breezy & I should have no trouble at all getting there for the afternoon. boooooooooooo.

HIGH(x's 2):
Luckily my boss leaves early on Friday afternoons which allows me the following Highs:

Finishing one of Gord's Anniversox
I'm using some incredibly great feeling Lannett Merino sock yarn for these - they're nutso soft!

Starting the second Socks that Rock 'Retro Rib Sock'
I know, I know...when did I make the first one? I'm such a bad blogger! I guess I just think it's better to show pictures of stuff when it's completely finished - but I personally love a good progress picture, so I'm going to start talking more about the process of my knitting as I'm doing it.
Here's a picture of the first one:

Not normally a fan of ribbing with stripes, but I'm so into these socks! The pattern is from Interweave Knits Winter 2004. As for Socks that Rock - I now fully understand what all the fuss is about - hot damn this yarn is good!

LOW:
Completing my Greenery Hat (yes, another project that just appears out of nowhere - for sure, for sure I am going to start writing about projects as I begin them) & then deciding the pink ribbing looked totally wrong - I began unravelling the cast-on edge & quickly entered panic mode as I realized it wasn't going to be as easy as I thought.

I ended up putting my circular needle through the loops of where I was going to begin knitting the ribbing all in brown - then I mercilessly ripped & cut the pink stuff away & joined the brown yarn. Then I knit the ribbing in reverse & now.....

HIGH:



I have a completed hat that I really, truly love!
It covers my ears!! This pattern is great (and free!) and a really super way for me to get down & dirty with cables. I used some Knitpicks Swish Superwash from my stash (left over from gord's christmas sweater.....which...well, I'll blog about that later......-sigh-)
(oh - and what are those? my new glasses! It took a week to warm up to them, but now I like them! A lot!)

HIGH LOW HIGH AGAIN:


Deciding I needed to buy myself something very nice since I had to go into work. I found these NIB Clarks boots on ebay for a totally crazy low price. Was the highest bidder. Then I got out bid. Then I bid again & won. Dudes, I got these boots for like....$21 US. boo(t)yah!

LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW:

I discover I lost my wallet - most likely in the cab I took to Gord's house - FREAK OUT. I had multiple unused gift cards in there, a fairly large lump sum I had just withdrawn from the bank
and 2 Simply Saucer tickets.... Cry for a long time, berate myself for being so careless, walk my sorry ass home. Complain for most of the afternoon. (the wallet, if you remember, was a christmas gift from Gord & probably the most favourite thing I've ever owned ever...I loved that wallet more than I should probably admit)
I'm blaming the loss on an issue I meant to blog about weeks ago: The horrible bag I've been forced to use as a result of poorly manufactured handbags.

HIGH:

Gord brings some 'sad-be-gone' in the form of beer & Jager & soon I am telling jokes & doing interpretive dance & I'm back to my old self again.

On the agenda today: Make new lame "money holder thing" & new "idiot proof" bag.

5 comments:

Pippi said...

I'm with you on the winter weather thing. Hello! It's March! (Boo-hiss that you didn't get a snow day!)

I really am loving your greenery hat!

I hope your wallet turns up, fully intact, too!

Lilith Parker said...

I'm so glad you like my pattern. All of your work looks fantastic!

Sarah and Jack said...

That is a heck of a snowstorm. Sorry about the lost wallet, that bites. :-(

Simon said...

I am so tempted to make that "coffee in the kitchen" photo my desktop image or something-- it's so comforting!

My crafty friend Christina makes cool bags and lives near you, check 'em out and maybe you can find something that will keep wallets safe and sound: http://www.myspace.com/christinamakesbags I think the cassette one is pretty awesome.

Jessica said...

I got right up to my monitor to check out that winter weather photograph - for a second I actually thought that was a picture of me and my bike!