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Tuesday, October 25, 2005

I've got nothing

Today, I have nothing to show you. Nothing. Nada. Its even too dark to get a good picture of Ramius and distract you with the cat. Yesterday I got a lot done, just nothing fibery. You know, groceries, laundry, baked 2 loaves of bread (OK, the bread machine did that, but I dumped the stuff in), cleaned Caleb's half of the loft, changed batteries in smoke detectors, vacuumed smoke detectors, changed sheets, helped Mickael and Caleb carve 3 pumpkins, and got their seeds ready to toast. See, busy day, we got a lot done around here, but I didn't do much fibery. The one fiber thing I did was finish up the first Sophie bag. I had felted a small square, cut it in half and put the magnetic clasp on those. Then I needle felted them into the bag. It looks pretty good in my opinion, but its so dark outside (rainy day today), and you've just seen the bags yesterday, I didn't get a picture.

Today, I will do fibery stuff! I'm going to start a new sweater for Caleb. It will be a plain stockinette pullover in navy which will be great TV knitting. I'm also figuring out what to do with a bag of Jaeger Shetland Aran that I got from Janette's Rare Yarns back in February or March. If you haven't ever checked out her eBay store, you should. She has Rowan and Jaeger yarns (and some other brands too now that I can't remember) for good prices and even though she is in the UK, her shipping is very reasonable and quick. Anyway, I bought a whole bag of this yarn - 1800 yards or so - and its a gorgeous pale blue green color. I am kind of thinking about a ribbed raglan pullover with a mock turtleneck. I'm playing with the idea of using a varigated rib pattern (instead of K2, P2 I was thinking about K6, P2, K2, P2, repeat) just to make it a little more interesting. I'll have to use the Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns for a pattern because I don't know how to design a raglan sleeve. I know the shape should be triangular, but I just don't know how else to do it. That's pretty sad, that I'll do set in sleeves without batting an eye, but raglan sends me running in fear. Or, maybe I'll completely change my mind. I've got to do a gauge swatch and maybe it will tell me what it wants to be then. I'm off to toast some pumpkin seeds now.


Blogger Kali said...

Sounds like my weekend! I got alot done but I don't know that I picked up a needle for more than a few minutes the whole time. :) On the bright side its all done now so you can focus on some fiber accomplishments :)

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