Sunday, February 26, 2006
Putting the Pieces Together
The knitting of Marie Louise is all done! I doubt I'll have her put together by the time the closing ceremonies are done, but that's okay. I wasn't even sure I would have the knitting finished. I'm very slow at seaming, but I'll work on it today and see how far I get. Photos of the finished sweater in the next couple of days. Even better, I have a full skein of yarn left! It might become a Branching Out or a Bamboozelle. This project made me think about sleeves, and how the human arm is just too long. And does it have to get bigger as you go up the wrist? The sleeves really felt like they took forever. It makes me glad that my next sweater project is Tempting II, a *short*-sleeved sweater knit in the round. No interminable sleeves, minimal finishing. I think after that, a Picovoli is in order. Actually, my real next project (along with Temping II) is a Pinwheel Baby Blanket for a friend who's daughter is due in April. I'm making it from Knitpicks Shine Twist in pinks and purples and Zarella Baby in pink. As soon as Marie Louise is finished, I'll cast on for that.
Writing: Draft one of chapter two is finished! At the end of chapter three, SOMEONE DIES! Actually, the poor guy is already dead, but they find the body in chapter three.
Reading: Working on The Big Over Easy by Jasper Fforde. I like it fairly well, but I'm not that far into it yet.
Cooking: I made black bean and corn enchiladas last night. I'll tinker with the recipe, and then possibly post it.
Back to seaming!