Knitting Page Archives: November 2002
November 26, 2002. I'm afraid the Jo Sharp sweater (see below) is going to have to wait until after the holidays. I am not nearly as far along on holiday presents as I should be, so stuff for me is going to have to be put on hold. But only one more month before I can post pictures of all the things that have been occupying my knitting time for the past several weeks!
I read in Self magazine this morning that if you want to give up a bad habit, you should substitute a good one, like...knitting! Well, yeah. I'm not sure knitting keeps me from any of my bad habits. I would like to say it keeps me from eating ice cream, but really, I just put the knitting down if ice cream makes itself available.
November 17, 2002. Sorry I haven't been updating as much. I've been working on a lot of holiday gift projects that I can't write about. But you can look forward to lots of updates after the holidays!
I washed the Museum Sweater, and it did seem to get a bit softer. It's still drying, but I hope that it's more flatteringly drapey when it's ready.
I finished the back of Rowan Jack today (no new picture yet). If the front takes me as long as the back did, I should be starting on the sleeves in March. Of course, that didn't stop me from getting the yarn for my next project. Say hello to Jo Sharp Silkroad Tweed:
This stuff is insanely soft. It should be, since it's a blend of wool, silk, and cashmere. Can't wait to knit with it. Of course I picked a green color (I don't know what it is about me, but I'm always drawn to the green yarns). It's called Wintergrass. I'm going to do the Knitting Pure & Simple Neckdown Cardigan (#9725) that both Shannon and Lori have done. I think I'm going to cast on for it next weekend so I can do it on the plane to Thanksgiving. It will be a good time to start on it, plus it's on circular needles so I won't be poking anyone in the elbows.
November 13, 2002. Finished the giant chunky sweater!
November 4, 2002. Saturday, I realized I'd had enough of projects that take forever. Don't get me wrong; I love Rowan Jack and all the socks I'm doing, but I wanted to knit something for now. So I went to my local independent bookstore, bought The Yarn Girls' Guide to Simple Knits with a 10% off coupon I had, ran to one of my local yarn stores, and got enough Artful Yarns Museum in Amazone to make a sweater. Here's the yarn:
I'm doing the "Weekend Warrior" sweater from the book. I started on Saturday, and have finished the back and 1/3 of the front already. Pictures when the sweater's finished, which should be sometime this week! I'm excited to have a new sweater to wear.
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