Tuesday, April 22, 2008

I know, I know

It's been awhile, but you haven't missed much, because I haven't been doing much knitting. I am almost finished with the Sleeveless Tuxedo Shirt. As evidence, I present a horrible blocking photo. Ruffled Tuxedo Shirt, blockingLet me tell you, trying to photograph a navy shirt on a black futon is a recipe for disaster. But, you get the idea. The straps were knit and blocked separately, which is why the armpits look so short. All I have left is a LOT of crocheting, which hopefully Anne-Marie will help me with (Go check out her beautiful new shawl. I'll wait.).
What else? Not much is happening. I've been pretty busy, but aren't we all. The weather has continued its downward spiral. Friday I rode home from the gym in SNOW. In late April. It snowed several more times over the weekend and then yesterday I rode home from the gym in SLEET, which was actually worse than snow because it stung. Thank god the summers are lovely here! Actually, I don't mind the rain/snow/sleet/grey oppression that much unless I have to be riding my bike to work/class/home in it, and even then I only mind it if I'm not in the mood to accept it. Friday I thought the snowy ride was kind of fun, for the novelty. Yesterday? Not so much. I'm not a saint.
For my next "me" project I will be knitting Anais, using Knit Picks Shine Sport (in River). I have to swatch so I can figure out how the yarn behaves, and then I'll be off. Maybe I'll even post swatch photos, since I probably can't bore you all with chatter about the weather much longer before you tune me out...

By the way, Pennsylvania? You're on notice.


bookwoman said...

On notice? What did we do?

The tuxedo shirt is lovely. Can't wait to see it modeled.

Anne-Marie said...

I'll be happy to help you with the crochet edging, but only once I get the Anais pattern back... ;)

bookwoman said...

I figured it was primary related. ;)

Does it help if I say that my area of the state (my county and the two surrounding counties) went for Obama?