Thursday, December 21, 2006

Lopi sweater almost done

I took my Lopi with me to my knitting group last night and almost finished it. Almost! But I forgot to bring the crucial smaller circular with me to do the ribbing for the collar. So I sat around and ran my mouth instead, and my sweater went unfinished for yet another day. Tonight, I've got my fingers crossed for Netflix to deliver a couple of movies so I can get the collar done and start weaving in the 5,927 yarn ends left dangling on the inside. Once that's finished, I can block that puppy and have it dry by the 25th so that I might travel in utmost warmth and style. Victoria is very rainy this time of year.

I also have two gift cards to two different bookstores burning a very large hole in my pocket... what books to buy?!?!?

My resolution for the new year? Get more pictures! Hopefully there will be at least one of me in my soon to be finished sweater -- traveling, even! Happy holidays, folks, and I'll see you next year.

(Did anyone notice that I almost finished a project in the time it took me to post twice? Either my blogging is lacking, or I really smoked through this sweater...)

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Lopi sweater started

Work has had me absolutely swamped and I've had no time for posting, obviously. But last week, December 1st to be precise, I started one of my three Lopi sweater kits: the gray one, worked in the "traditional" yoked style. I'm always amazed at how fast these things work up! Each sleeve took me three days, and I've since gotten the bottom color band and some of the body worked up. We've already had some nights with temps in the 20s, so I'm keen to get this sweater done!

I've also put in a little work on my gaiter, but not much. I missed last week's Wedesday night knit group because I ended up working late. Stupid fish. Ah well... not much else to report. I hope to have some photos to post soon. It's been ages since I've put up pics of finished objects. There will be no spoiling of xmas presents, however, so forget about sneaking a peek (if you happen to be one of this year's few recipients).