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Tuesday, March 29, 2005

You Can't Have Him

I asked GB to swing by the bookstore on the way home and pick up the Harlot's bookbookbookbookbook. I had ordered it on Amazon months ago, but they kept stalling on sending it out, and while patience may be a virtue, it is not one of mine. I got a call from him, standing in the bookstore. He said, and I quote, "I don't see Stephanie's book, but I see some other knitting books I don't think you have. Do you want them?" Um. Let me think.


These are now mine.

Here's the shot of the wool/silk/angora blend from my benevolant benefactor. It's lovely to spin, though I'm taking my time with it and only spinning tiny amounts at a time. The full bag is two ounces, I spun maybe an eighth of an ounce (maybe less) and that took me about forty-five minutes.

Another shot, so you can see a little better the gauge of the single. I had to put a black folder underneath so it would be visable at all. I'd guess it's about 60 wpi or so, maybe less. I'll try to measure next time I work on it.


And here's the very unblocked baby sweater in progress. It's a cardigan, knit from the bottom of the back, then up, adding on for the sleeves, binding off for the neck and working the front right and the front left in turn. That's nearly the whole right sleeve, just a few rows left, and then I'll continue on the front right. Right now it just looks bizarre, and I'm a little nervous at how narrow the back seems to be, though it's tough to tell with all the curling in. I bought some little buttons that have yellow ducks wearing blue bonnets on them this morning, so I imagine those are what I'll use.




And does anyone else think their animals spend all day in front of a mirror, practicing the woe-is-me face? Oscar has added the prop of a jail cell. This is not an unhappy dog in general, he was just working the "oh, poor me I have to sit home and sleep while Mom gets to go to work in a crappy job all day" face. Any guesses if he got extra pity?

7 Comments:

Blogger Kim said...

Hooray! The comments are finally working!

Since I can't have him, could I at least borrow him for a little while. Mine needs some lessons. I *promise* I'll give him right back!

Kim

8:14 PM  
Blogger David said...

Hm. I don't know. I'll grant you the "right now it looks bizarre" thing.... But then, I once followed a pattern to make a pair of pants for myself, and didn't believe it was actually going to work until I sewed the last seam and turned the so-n-so's right-side out. So historically, I'm a little skeptical of clothing patterns categorically.....

Still a pretty pattern, at least, even if you do have to use it as a camera-tripod cozy when it's done! ; )

8:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG Amie! I thought my man was good, that is amazing. I read this post to my Buster and he just giggled uncomfortably.

Alyx
http://stringtheoryfiberarts.typepad.com

9:42 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

Silly Blogger would not let me in all day! I am on the lookout for Steph's book too--can't find it in our area yet! If I find it, I will pick an extra up for you, k?

Wow, I wish my DH would get all of those books for me... he never encourages me to get more yarn OR more books... I have so much of both!!

9:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, 60 wpi, that's pretty fine stuff. Any idea what you'll make with it?
I like that sweater construction, a little less seaming to do at the end.

Sandra

9:30 AM  
Blogger erica said...

Amie, when I bought my copy of the book there were about 10 copies on the shelf. I had to buy it at B&N because no other bookstore had it near me.

Beautiful yarn you're spinning there.

And the baby sweater. I never worry until I'm sewing it together. A few patterns have looked very strange at first then have come together in the end.

erica :)

10:52 AM  
Blogger erica said...

Amie, when I bought my copy of the book there were about 10 copies on the shelf. I had to buy it at B&N because no other bookstore had it near me.

Beautiful yarn you're spinning there.

And the baby sweater. I never worry until I'm sewing it together. A few patterns have looked very strange at first then have come together in the end.

erica :)

10:53 AM  

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