Monday, February 04, 2008


So, I've got a vest. I finished knitting both fronts and the back's long done, so now I'm on the first sleeve. Sleeves always terrify me. I have skinny little arms. And a history of things going VERY wrong. Like the extra foot I ripped out of Mariah. Of course, that also makes me believe I can handle any cable pattern thrown at me. I have this weird fear with knitting, though. I don't want to put things together. Everything looks fine when it's just assorted pieces, but I never know if it really fine until I put it together. And that's when I tend to freak out. I'm not a great finisher, in that I just don't do it, so I don't tend to see problems as easily or actually fixable. I mostly just panic.

I know that's something I really need to overcome, in every sector of my life, really. So hopefully when the CPH is done, I'll actually go down to the drug store and get a cardboard display board so I can block the thing the way it should be done. I just can't stand the smell of wet wool (like old hot dogs) and I can't leave the room with the door open since I don't have a roommate anymore. I'll have to figure something out.

Blogging from work again. There was a staff meeting so my boss actually told me to "look busy" if I ran out of things to do. Jackpot. I wish I'd brought the sweater in the first place. I could have at least another inch by the time I'm out of here at 3.

Friday, February 01, 2008

Sneaking on at work

It's a boring life, being a secretary's secretary.

So I've been working on the Central Park Hoodie for about 2 weeks now. I finished the back on Sunday and the left front last night. And as I was working the right front, I got an e-mail about corrections. To the back and right front. It was too late and I was too lazy to rip, though.

I initially wasn’t sure about the pooling of the yarn – Plymouth Galway Paint. The persimmon seemed more prevalent on the ball, of course, and without it, I think the colors are a bit dowdy. But it’s working out well. I sometimes to slip or not slip a first stitch depending on if I want to start moving the colors around. I hate when the best color gets squeezed off to the edges.
The yarn is wonderfully soft. I loved using Galway for a felted bag I made, and a shrug I’ll never finish. I surprised myself by picking out a combination of reds, a color I usually hate, and a variegated yarn for a sweater, something I usually avoid like the plague.

I'll try to get pics up soon, now that I actually have my camera cord. I just never remember to charge the camera itself.