Tuesday, November 07, 2006

November Rain?

At least you don't have to shovel it. Yesterday, in contrast, was absolutely beautiful, so I'll take 'em when I can get 'em.

We got to take the kids up north which translates into extended knitting time for me usually. I was able to finish Odessa (for me) and Dutchican's sweater #1. I need to zip thru the second one and get it in the mail. Go check out my FO's page to see pics and stats.

I am plugging along on SO's sweater, or at least his second sleeve. Once I cast on for the body I'll feel like I'm really making progress. I'm also moving slowly on my mom's shawl. I sharpened the tips of the bamboo needles and then clear coated them with nail polish. Now I'm worried the cable won't be long enough. I think I bought the 29" and I might really need a 40". Arghh! I'll be a pro by the time I get around to MY shawl, this one has been educational to say the least. But I got thru the first ball of New Magic, and am working on the second, so it's progress. I still have 2 sweaters in the wings for myself, and SO is bugging for another pair of socks since he finally busted out and wore the first pair I made him, while up north on a boy's weekend. Gee honey, they're really warm and comfy, can I have another pair? Uh-oh, now I've gone and done it. I've gotten him hooked on hand knitted socks. I myself am sporting a couple of pairs so I understand the attraction. I bought some hand painted something or other from Susie up in Grayling, so they're in my bag to cast on for him. I might have to whip out some Wool-Ease socks for him too, and make him feel really loved. (Those are less hassle for him than to remember to wash in cold and hang to dry). But if he loves ME, he'll remember to do that whenever necessary. God help him if he wrecks a pair of hand knitted socks!

Have a great day, and don't forget to VOTE! I won't even tell you which way, just do it!! Use your voice!

Your hat and baby sweater look great! Good job on them. I plan to make Odessa sometime, but just haven't started it yet. Isn't that baby bolero just the cutest? I made one of those and it turned out darling in some variagated cotton.
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