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Five years into widowhood, after one year of incredible happiness and nearly 14 years of single blessedness. Have given up perfect manicures and pretty hands in order to resume playing the soprano recorder and to see if I can figure out how to play bluegrass banjo. Singing in the shower. Still really, *really* love to knit!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Grey Is the New Whatever

I suddenly remembered while driving to work yesterday that I have a grey skirt, because I whipped one up for Secondborn’s wedding in 2000. It came to light in that last batch of boxes in the hall, which I unpacked while looking for something else.

Last night’s family home evening activity was to tidy up the vent at the back of the skirt and secure it with a neat diagonal line of backstitching. The skirt is a classic cut, so I don’t need to worry about its looking “dated”. And it still fits!

I cannot seem to take a decent picture of it, however, so you will just have to wait. Once I have my sample cards from KnitPicks, I can make a sweater to go with it, and then I will have a suit. [Or something suit-ish.] I spent a little time on their website yesterday, jotting down the stock numbers of yarns that might be a good match. Some of the sample cards won’t be available for order until the end of next week, however. Good thing I have this to work on:

This is how far I got on Adamas yesterday. Much better. I think that most, if not all, of my future lace projects will be knit with Gloss Lace, unless it’s a project specifically designed for hand-painted laceweight yarn.

I would have gotten farther, but Trainman plopped down in the seat next to me, and we nattered happily until we reached Fort Worth. I am partway into the second repeat of Chart 2.

Time for me to pull my swatch for the turquoise cardi out of its bath and pin it out to dry. Shhh, don’t tell Jeri that I swam my swatch!

1 comment:

Jenni said...

Jenni said [and I inadvertently deleted]: "You should take a picture of trainman. We are curious."