Weekly Wednesday

October 10, 2007 at 6:46 pm (7 cities crafters, knitting) (, , )

I’m not sure why this turned into a weekly blog.  I blame my new gig as a Lime and Violet Chummer.  My interwebs time is limited to chum searches and catching up on blogland.

My knitting life is swinging into full gear, though.  I cast on for the Secret of the Stole Saturday night.  Today, I’m 10 rows from the end of the clue.  I might finish it up tonight, but considering I could do a face plant on the keyboard right now, maybe not.  Sunday, I cast on for the Tilted Duster.  I may have finished the back.  I say may because measuring the armhole depth is new to me.  Husband and I are creating a T square to check it out.  Did I mention I grew up watching This Old House every Saturday?

And last but not least, my knitting is gonna be on TV!  A local news station contacted the Norfolk Craft Mafia about participating in a segment concerning holiday gift giving on a budget.  Amber called me in search of some knits for the shoot.  Check out the whole photo shoot on Amber’s blog.  I sent in some mittens (toddler size) and my Rose’s Wristwarmers.  Aren’t they pretty on the table (very last shot)?

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Trying to Catch Up

October 3, 2007 at 5:03 pm (knitting) (, , )

Trying to catch up

I went home last weekend for my cousin’s wedding.  The drive (6-7 hours each way) is long.  But the trip was worth it.  My cousin is the closest thing I have to a brother.  We grew up together.  He scared away all potential dates in high school.  If I hadn’t moved away, I might still be single.  Seeing him with his new wife was so special.  I wish them all happiness.

Unfortunately, I’ve spent this whole week feeling like I’m running behind.  I guess that’s from not really having any time off.  I still managed to get some things accomplished.  Yesterday, I made Kale, Sweet Potatoes, and Squash soup from Vegetarian Soups for All Seasons:  Beautiful Vegan Soups and Stews for Every Time of Year by Nava Atlas.  Delish!  I followed it up today with some Cheezy Quackers.  And this was my lunch:

Here’s a closeup:

I also worked up a swatch for IK’s Tilted Duster in my Dragon Berroco Peruvia.  It took forever.  I forgot to check my Options needle before I started.  One end was a US 9 and the other needle was a US 7.  D’oh!  Despite the challenges, the swatch was completed and washed.  The color is a bit greener than this pic:

Come Saturday night, I’m casting this puppy on.  Thankfully, I listened to the WEBS podcast with Norah Gaughan before starting.  She convinced my to go with the medium size instead of the large.  I worried that it would be too small since the medium is my bust measurement.  But I will trust Norah.  Because I think 4 extra inches just won’t work.

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