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Birth of a Fair Isle
Now we're cooking!
I'm late with today's blog entry cuz I took the day off from work. Yay! And lolled around in bed til 8:00. But I made a lot of progress on Luskie last night -- look!
It looks like Monday's blog entry will be an exciting one . . . Luskie hopefully done and the announcement of my contest!
Yeah, I wanna have a contest like Squib's! Her contest closes today, so run over there and enter before it does.
And here it is. I would very much like to get this sweater done this weekend, but in a moment of madness I invited my family over to my place on Saturday for a joint birthday party for my parents. What was I thinking? I'm taking tomorrow off from work to make birthday cakes, etc., so I hope to squeeze a little extra knitting time in then . . . but I don't think I'll be able to quite finish. Oh well.
Birth of a Fair Isle
Continuing on with the Luskie sleeve -- here it is.
Because I have no earth-shattering knitting news, spurred on by Bonne Marie's blog entry yesterday that had a thrilling installment of "Tales from the #66," Wendy's Knitting Blog proudly presents . . .
Tales of Transit Terror!
A couple months ago. I get on the Blue Line at Metro Center, Washington DC, heading home. Just as the doors are closing, a guy jumps on the train. He has a large paper shopping bag in one hand.
He sits on the seat by the door and proceeds to remove his shirt. He pulls a shirt out of the shopping bag and puts it on. Then he . . . uh . . . proceeds to remove his pants, standing up to pull them off.
Now, I'm making every effort to avert my eyes, but it's kinda hard to not look, if you know what I mean. Besides, he's jumping around alot while he takes his pants off.
I finally realize that this is because he's using only one hand -- his left arm is held motionless at his side.
Well, he gets a different pair of pants out of the shopping bag and manages to jump into them. Then he pulls a pre-tied necktie out of the bag, puts it on over his head and quite adroitly tightens it.
He's now looking very presentable and exits the train at Pentagon City. The End.
Yesterday I cut open the second armhole steek, picked up stitches and started knitting the second sleeve. Here it is! It's coming along. I'm really really really looking forward to getting it done!
I ordered some traditional 5-ply guernsey wool in olive green from a company in the UK so look for "Birth of a Gansey" at some point in the future. I haven't decided exactly what to make out of this wool yet, but am leaning towards "Stornoway" from Alice Starmore's "Fisherman Knits."
Happy Memorial Day, bloggers, for those of you who celebrate it!
So today I can cut open the other sleeve steek, pick up the armhole stitches, and get started on that second sleeve. Got some other stuff to do today, but I ought to be able to get that done.
Later this week I'll do some "transit tales." Watch this