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Monday, December 10, 2007

Make It Work

Thanks to a Saturday spent knitting with the Ravelry crowd and a really lopsided, and therefore rather boring, Colts game last night, Sedona has rounded the final turn and is racing down the home stretch.

So, after months of "Knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, slip 1" it is time to kick start my brain, (but it's Monday!!! That's my inner whiner. Some people have inner children. I have an inner whiner.) I have to figure out how to attach the button tab to the front.

First try wasn't satisfactory, as evidenced by this lovely shot of Sedona with her slip slipped stitches showing..

In other news, the folks from Ravelry couldn't have been nicer (unless, of course, they had insisted on buying all the yarn Susan stocks at Mass. Ave. Knits. I guess THAT would have been nicer!) I think I will "adopt" them all.

But not until after Christmas.

My list is long enough already, without adding sixty rabid enthusiastic knitters onto it.

I tried to be good. Honest I did. I mean it's not like I don't have enough on my plate.

But I just couldn't resist the Malabrigo.

Look at it. Ain't it purty????

It's Polar Morn: a pale icy blue-gray with the faintest whiff of lavender.

And this is my lightly blocked test swatch for the new design - Norwegian Woods (after the Beatles, of course.)

She'll be a knee length cardigan jacket with a soft rolled shawl collar. And she'll be February's pin up girl. Have to finish Moroccan Days and my "secret" project first.

And now that I have gotten THAT out of my system, I'm ready to tackle that button band again.

As Tim Gunn would say, "Make it work."

Almost there. I can see the finish line from here...


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Disregard any mention of "Deep Sheep" by the author of this blog. There is no such person animal. Any attempt to uncover the identity of this nonexistent individual (and why would you want to waste your precious knitting time undermining annoying your supreme potentates duly-elected-and-always-looking-out-for-your-best-interest government by looking anyway?) will be met with severe punishment justifiable force.

And no.

We DON'T allow knitting needles in Guantanamo Bay.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled giggles. Had this been a real emergency, the announcement you just read would have been much more boring...


Carie @ Space for the Butterflies said...

Oooh ice blue cool for February - can't wait, I can see why you succombed to temptation - and after all it is Christmas!

I am reliably informed by my sources that the UK Government also deny the existence of "Deep Sheep". Based on their past performance this can only mean one thing - Deep Sheep exists - start sharpening those knitting needles troops!

Carie @ Space for the Butterflies said...

Ps - if MI6 turn up I'm blaming the Kid Silk Haze or the fumes from my mincemeat!

mel said...

Wow, Susan, that cabled swatch is incredibly gorgeous - I'll be very much looking forward to seeing the whole design!

And, just had to mention that I *love* your design tagline, it reminds me of someone very special (and the characteristics that I got from her) Thanks :)

La Cabeza Grande said...

Honey, it is next to impposbile to resist the Malabrigo. I love what you're doing with it too :o)