Wednesday, June 18, 2008


Yes, I am still knitting, but not as much as Before Summer (BS). Summer is not officially here, but yard work is. For me, yard work is not work, though. It is part of my exercise routine (bend, stretch, lift, carry, etc.) and the cheapest therapy around. After a day on my butt, in front of a computer, surrounded by cubicle walls, digging in the dirt is restorative.

Here we have proof that the Embossed Leaves socks have not been abandoned:

The dark yarn requires natural light, the knitter requires a clear mind to work on these.

While other knitting bloggers crank out Sitcom Chic sweaters like they were hats, I am plugging along on mine.

Instead of Lion Brand CottonEase, I am using Cascade Yarns Pima Tencel. This yarn is producing a loose fabric with a lot of drape. Hope it is wearable.

I was slaving away on this sweater during a meeting at work (conference call with very little to be contributed on our end). During a lull, my supervisor asked me what the color was called. I call it "blood red". A co-worker suggested is was "brick red". Supervisor asked, What does the label say? 7478.

And the One Skein Baby Sweater, which could be completed in practically no time at all, has reached the dreaded seam stage.

Seaming requires attention to detail. And a big dose of patience. And fortitude. It's much easier to go out and mow the lawn.

1 comment:

Toni said...

Ha! Ha! Ha! I can loan you my Lady's Circular Cape with the mind-numbing edging for a week or two. With THAT thing hanging over your head, I bet your Sitcom Chic would just start FLYING off the needles! :)