Sunday, March 18, 2007

The seventh skein

What's this? I'm posting? Are the planets aligned? Is there a lunar eclipse? Have the Four Motorcyclists Horsemen emerged? What's more, with knit content? Perish the thought! Or better yet, blame toggle. She posted this neat list, wherein you try to do a new thing for each day of the month and letter of the alphabet. This inspired me to think of my own, sad l'il blog.

Progress on knitting projects is slow. I feel the urge to work on a school project instead - yes, I convinced a prof to let me knit my final project for my Historian's Craft class. I'm still wondering how I managed that too. I'm stuck right now though - I've got this great idea in my head, but I messed up part of the piece. Naturally, this means that instead of taking out that bit, which is completely feasible and only took me about 2 hours, I've stopped working on it all together. Sigh.

When I do knit, I've been trying to stay loyal to big projects. My Vortex Street Pullover is in the final stretches. It's constructed in flat pieces, then joined to form a traditional Norwegian yoke shaping (sans colourwork). I'd just gotten to the joining, when my Denise interchangeable needle point SNAPPED. Well, not the point, but the CABLE. The points have holes that the cables fit into (snicker snicker), and it was at this point on the cable that it snapped, right near the end. I know the Denises have a lifetime guarantee, but I can't knit anymore on the sweater until I get my replacement piece. I'd show you a pic, but it just looks like a big pile of blue, to tell you the truth.

The cable panel is pretty cool, though not as clearly defined as I could have hoped for. This is understandable, given that the book's version is in cotton, which is obviousment INSANE.

I've also started redoing the Mo Jacket.

I have one front and the back done. Have I mentioned how much I lurrve 7mm needles?

And yes, I'm going to try toggle's idea. Here goes nothing.

A is for athleticism - swimming more often. I was going three times a week before reading week, but have only swam once since then. April 1 is a Sunday, which means I can't go swimming, but maybe I'll try to run.
B is for baking more bread.
C is for commitment, and working hard on my finals.

I'll post more as I get ideas / follow through. I don't want 26 promises tailing me for a week if I give up by April 5.


At 1:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do you resolve the needle/cable warrantee issue? Do you have to mail it back to them, or go back to a a retailer? Enquiring minds want to know.
p.s. have been looking at the 40% coupon on the Michael's flyers & wondering whether I shd get a set of needles - what is your opinion?


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