Monday, March 05, 2007

Yeah, yeah, yeah.

I'm here. w00t.

Things have been shaken up a bit in Madamland. For those who may be unaware, Mister Husband and I split up on... well, on Thanksgiving. Things are amicable and we are both well ensconced in new apartments, but there has been a lot of activity swirling around. Add to that my acceptance into two master's programs here at UW (LaFollette School of Public Affairs and journalism), with the possibility of a third option (Life Sciences Communication), and it's been downright hectic. I can barely keep a feeding and sleeping schedule straight, let alone knitting time. On the other hand, I'm making it a point to get out and do things that are new to me or that i'd previously considered "not me." It's going well; it's making me think about myself in different ways, which is both needed and nice.

Kiri just received her 12th repeat, which should be good enough for a smaller shawl, but I intend to go for the full two balls of KSH in the body for a width of around 60" at least. I think the intended recipient is a bit less long-limbed than i, so it should be good. It's just taking for-rev-vurr. I was so excited to reach the end of this repeat, only to hold it up to my blocking yardstick and... feh.

The Bomber Jacket? Yeah. That's not really happening anymore. I bought some great 220 Superwash in a color that my mom was completely mistaken about (she admits it).

When we went back to Sow's Ear to check out our other options, she became completely captivated with a Noro sample from several years back -- it's a cardigan (Y660) from Noro World of Nature #13, the one with the cutaway front and matching skirt. I'm really excited about being able to use Silk Garden for a garment (especially on her dime and my punch card...). Ah, vicarious living. While Kiri is my stay at home project, this sweater has lots of stockinette in different places, so it's easy to take along with me. I'm about 20 rows in on my first front piece. The construction is ingenious, and I can't wait to see how it turns out.

I don't even know what's next in the queue. Should be something for ME. What, though?

I'll be very excited if I actually get off my ass and finish that sweater for my mom. I remain optimistic.

Knit on!


At 8:27 PM, Blogger Lemur said...

Be sure to wet block your sweater pieces before you seam them up. A quick dip softens up Silk Garden and makes it soooooo nice.


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