Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Yo, Ho, Ho, and a Bottle of Rum... (not really)

Blanket is coming along nicely. Another white stripe and start of the second green done as of last night. It's definitely lighter than the crocheted one. Should be finished by spring. How's that for optimism?
I finished the sleeves for the mondo sweater. Now I just have to block all the pieces before sewing up and knitting up the neck band. Then I will be lighter by eight cones of wool, and a big cone of mohair, which wasn't even counted into the original amount. Never got to it. Shame, shame on me. As a consolation, I checked in on the Stashalong, and someone stash-flashed and it was WAY bigger than mine!
Twinkletoes, they are done, and were test driven. Nice, stretchy, cushie. And oh, so girlie!
I had mentioned to Alison that I may get back to Hubby's boring sweater. Now that I have Elizabeth Zimmerman's book, I really have no excuse not to finish it. Especially since one of my goals is to get ufos and wips downsized to a manageable level. I haven't had the nerve to round them up for a photo op. One of these days...
Now if you'll excuse me, I must get ready to go to town, to pick up my "happy pills".

3 comments:

Whaledancer said...

Get them pills into ya , you raving loony. Oh..I forgot to take mine today..whoops.
Hey girl, which Zimmerman did you get???? I know you told me but I forget.
Also, how can I do a circular sweater with a dropped shoulder/set in sleeves? Zimmerman's kangaroo pouch sweater is too frightening for me and I don't mind sewing in the sleeves.

Barbara from Nova Scotia said...

There's a kettle calling the pot black. I have Knitting Around by E. Zimmerman. About the set in sleeves, I'd knit in the round to the place when the bottom of the sleeve will be set in and then knit back and forth, doing back and front separately. After that? I'd wing it, figuring it out as I go along. Never done it that way so can't get any more specific. Cheers, you fruitcake.

Whaledancer said...

Basia, that is frikkin' brilliant. Its what my scattered brain was TRYING to come up with but just couldn't nail down. THANK YOU!!!!
And you HAVE the book I want....
And I dunno if I am coming home for the funeral..I CAN..I am dithering on yes or no...