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Monday, November 29, 2004

This is what I did all weekend:

The first of five of those commission stockings. The stocking is 64 stitches across at the top. Going by the pattern, the lettering for WILLIAM 2002 was 66 stitches wide. I narrowed the "L"s by one stitch each, and wish I'd narrowed the "0"s of the 2002 as well, but I squoze it all in there (yes, it's a word. now.). There are a few mistakes as well, but I'll fix them with duplicate stitching.

I would have really liked to get more done on this:

but it's now so heavy that the wrist can't quite handle it. And it's just getting bigger. I did have a brief glimmer of "heck, yeah, I can get this done by Christmas" this morning, and then I went to turn it again (it's actually knit in the round and I'm now working on two circs) and thought "hm. Maybe not." I have an emergency back up plan, and fortunately the recipient has a sense of humor, so if I got really desparate I could give a gift of scraps of yarn and some twigs and call it a "kit" (no, the recipient does not knit at all).

Aslan helped with my grandmother's scarves.

I didn't intend to take pictures of him, but it was about 0.36 seconds between me putting the mohair on the couch and the cat putting himself on the mohair. I think he might need a twelve step program. Maybe even 24 steps.

The pink one is done all-but-for-the-weaving-in-of-ends and is for my dad's mom. We gave her a pretty purple sweater last year, and this colorway was called "amethyst" or something equally purple sounding and looked purple on the computer screen, so I thought it would be purple. It's pretty pink, which is nice too, so we're going with it. The red is for my mom's step-mom, who I just always picture in red. It's a Mountain Colors colorway called Ruby River and I would be happy if my entire (non-green) wardrobe were in this colorway - I love it.

And in case you thought my time online was yarn-free. Silly, silly, you.



That's a ball of yarn sitting by the computer for stroking, when needed. And the wallpaper? Those ain't bales of hay, John-boy, them's yarn!

4 Comments:

Blogger Amy Boogie said...

You are so brave for taking on a commission project this time of year.
I love that wallpaper!

2:07 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

I love the picture of Aslan padding the mohair. He's my kind of cat.

6:10 PM  
Blogger Fiber addikt said...

Thanks Amie...I changed my look so I could add links, but I have no idea yet how to do it. I'll work on it next week. Please feel free to email me GatorUA@aol.com if you have any suggestions, I'd love to put your blog up as a link. I can't locate your email address, so if you want, please email me with it. I love your creations! :)

7:45 PM  
Blogger David said...

Um... does William know that it's 2004? Or are you just running a little late on this commission?

Happy birthday, sis!

8:00 AM  

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