Archive | August, 2005

Hourglass Is Done!

24 Aug

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I never thought I’d finish! Well, I knew I would eventually, but I wasn’t so sure it would be this year. I started seaming up my hourglass sweater before I left for vacation last week, then brought it all with me to the Jersey Shore. I remembered how cold the nights could get, with the wind blowing off the ocean, so I figured if I didn’t bring another sweater, that would be enough motivation for me to finish it. I did the hems while sitting on the beach, chatting with my mom, the tide coming in and wetting our feet. It was great. The nights were warm, but the A/C was cold, so I wore it a couple of times.

I also knitted an airy scarf for my friend Kerry Ann. I’ll be mailing that to her soon. AND I’m about halfway done one side of the Toledo sweater. Finally, some progress!

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Knit-free weekend

13 Aug

I have so much work to do before I leave for vacation next week, that I don’t think I’m going to be able to finish my hourglass sweater yet! Dang it! It’s been sitting on our kitchen table for a week, staring at me.

At least I’ll have something to do on the plane next week. And I think I might start one of my other sweaters–either Toledo (sleeveless, for me) or Hike (long-sleeved, for Chad). I think I might be selfish and start Toledo. The smaller, sleeveless option sounds like it’ll go quicker than the men’s long-sleeved option.

My hour(glass) is almost over

7 Aug

My hourglass sweater is almost done! Between looking at apartments this weekend, doing work, and checking out the Velo Rouge Cafe that just opened up near our current place, I finished knitting the Hourglass sweater! I just dug out some old cotton yarn to pick up the stitches so I can finish off the neckline.

I have to say, I bought almost the exact amount of yarn that I’ll need for this one. I think I’ll have about ten yards left over.

Photos soon (I hope).

In other news, I just tore through my stash to get rid of everything I’m not using in the yard sale we’re having next week. If anyone wants some scrap leather (maybe I should sell that on eBay?), Patons Decor yarn remnants (gray, maroon, dark brown, tan, and dark green), dark purple corduroy, felt scraps, or Wedgewood blue burlap, send me an email. I’d definitely be willing to trade any of these for something of equal (i.e., little) value, like stitch holders.