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Off to play with sheep

Posted by jackie blue on October 19th, 2007

Before you ask…

Posted by jackie blue on October 16th, 2007

No, I didn’t finish the Jaywalkers yet. I am just inches from the toe on the second sock. But I got bored. And I needed the needles because I wanted a new sock. A different sock. A sock out of the lovely green Essentials.

Yet another blurry iPhone photo, it’s all I have today. Color is off too, it’s more olive like in person. 

I settled on Hedera because it’s an easy lace that wouldn’t require too much attention. Nevermind that I started this sock 3 times. Nevermind that I wish I used needles a size larger, because even though it’s a stretchy lace, I’m pushing it the limit to get it over my heel.

Anyway, it’ll be a good car project (and room project, probably) for Rhinebeck, since I’m not sure what else I’ll be working on. I don’t want to bring almost finished, fiddley projects. Oh, stay tuned for another FO very soon.

A long ago FO

Posted by jackie blue on October 4th, 2007

Back in summer 2006, I started Cherry. I actually did finish it pretty much by the end of the summer – all but the top button sewed on. But then when I tried it on, I realized I picked up way too many stitches for the neckline, and it plunged way lower than the legal limit. Well OK, it might be legal to go topless in NYC, but it isn’t really on my list of things to do when say, going to work or seeing friends. So I put it down, and there it sat.

Until earlier this summer, when I ripped out the neck and started it over. And finished it fairly quickly, and sewed the top button on. Yay! It was done!

But did I blog about it? No. Did I wear it? No. I don’t really love knits in hot summer. So why do I keep knitting them? I don’t know.

I finally wore Cherry a couple of weeks ago. I’m not entirely happy with how I look in it, so no model photos. It’s a lovely sweater, but I have a few pounds I need to drop, and the button holes need to be reinforced as one of the top buttons kept opening on me. But here it is, in rare natural light.


So don’t say I never offer you any FOs.

I’m almost done with the latest Ribby Cardi – and a visit from a friend tonight should give me enough knitting time to finish the second sleeve. The second Jaywalker? Well, nearly done too, but let’s say my enthusiasm is low on that one. Now excuse me so I can go sit in front of the air conditioner. Yes, it’s October in NYC. Beach, anyone?

Mid-September? Really?

Posted by jackie blue on September 11th, 2007

I had this post planned a week ago. Over a week ago. Really. I just got completely slammed with work – the stay up at the computer till 1:30 a.m. kind of work. Every night. Since Labor Day ended.

Oh yeah, Labor Day. We were blessed, after having the crappiest weather ever on my birthday weekend, to have 3 glorious beautiful days in a row. Days like I don’t remember ever having on Labor Day weekend. I took off (right, you’re supposed to commemorate the Labor, not actually do it) and so did my mom (yes, we were both supposed to work that day) and headed to the beach with our knitting. That’s right, knitting. Mine looked like this for much of the weekend.


A wonderful blue sky, no?

My mom forgot her cable needle and she’s not a fan of the needless method of cabling – so a seagull was nice enough to lend her a hand. or a wing.


It was a great weekend, for sure. I’m sad summer’s over. I know, it isn’t till 9/23, but it’s all rainy now. And the beach days are gone for me.

I’ve been cooking some lately. Here’s some Tomato Bread Soup from Bill Telepan and Dimply Plum Cake from Dorie Greenspan. Unfortunately, I left the cake out on the counter covered (because who wants cold coffee cake?) and this morning found it all moldy. There was half a cake left. Bye cake.


The pets have been good – but I think Kennedy may be annoyed that I work so much and he’s taking it out on the dog.


In more knitting news, I’ve picked up my ribby cardi again and did 3/4 of a sleeve on my 3 day weekend. I guess maybe that’ll be my Rhinebeck sweater. Hey, RHINEBECK. That’s coming up really soon, ain’t it.

In final news for today, I’m contemplating this purchase now that beach weekends are over. Should I?