knit at nite

some entries about knitting and family to keep myself motivated at projects and the daily grin, i mean grind.


leading me on

it turns out that the person who complimented me on the guernsey was a friend i knew after all. it's great to already have friends. a big thanks to v for the kind words and for everything else she does for and shares with me. v was actually the person who inspired me to finally get knitting. my mom had shown me how when i was a petite fille, but it never stuck. when i heard v was taking a class, well i just had to buy a book and teach myself. i didn't think i had time for a class with the tots at home etc. as it turns out, knitting has become just the excuse i need to get out of the house on my own. wednesday snb every week is chizeled in stone around here now, so as to avoid the inevitable mommy meltdown that occurs when me time is forgone.

complete nonsequitur- you may not have guessed from reading my blog, what with the absence of capitals due to my laziness, but i am a grammar queen, see!
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If your mission in life is not already to
preserve the English tongue, it should be.
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i feel that this rating is not deserved as the quiz was multiple choice and having the options to choose from is far different from writing with good grammar in an appealing and consistent manner-- i don't do that, like i said before: -L- -A- -Z- -Y-

more knitting prattle- the first knitting project i made was a little sweater in anticipation of my baby girl. as i mentioned earlier, my good friend inspired me. i went right over to an LYS, spent a tidy little bundle on fun yarn and a book with instructions and patterns made with rectangles. i commenced to knit sans swatch. as this was my first foray, it was not without frequent frogging, so much in fact, that at one point i just decided to keep going in order to make some actual progress. now i look at that sweater. the front and back are too wide and too short, the sleeves go on for ever, and the back has all kinds of funky, wiggy mistitches in it along with some rows comprised entirely of twisted stitches. it's a real frankenstein of an oevre.

as much as i would like to keep it around for posterity, the budget says i should frog the whole thing and recycle the yarn into something more sightly under scrutiny. i think this is what i would like to make in time for the fall. while the poncho is what attracts me, how can baby b have outerwear without the hat to match? i've been waiting a long time for a girl; far be it from me to miss my chance to accessorize. what are the chances that the lys will still have a couple of balls left in the correct dye lot to complete this still simple but slightly larger project? cross your fingers for me. look for a pic of the reject soon; i'll post that for posterity instead of wasting perfectly swell yarn... then i'll frog it.


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