Saturday, January 26, 2008

Zipper Source, Hurry Up

I am finished Audrey 2. This sweater is great. I love it in Otto, and the black doesn't hide the large meandering cable. Now all I need is the zipper from

Sorry for the blurry shot. It is the best of the bunch that I took.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

2nd audrey blocking

I am finished the second Audrey, and it is blocking. I almost ran out of yarn. I could have used an extra inch on the front...maybe. I haven't measured since I set it up for blocking. Tomorrow, or Monday, I'll know for sure. Otto is such a springy yarn, that I suspect everything will be fine.

I'm getting a zipper, and I hope Stacey, the tailor, is all caught up from the Christmas and New Year rush. Whenever I finish knitting a sweater, I want it finished NOW!

Friday, January 11, 2008

2nd audrey

I am almost finished the second Audrey. YAY!

I have also started Lora's opera sweater, which is her own design. There are four or five of us who are test knitting it. It's a top-down, raglan sleeve, mock cable beauty.

Tonight I MUST knit and felt a purse for a friend. AND I am going to see Bucket List. I'd better cast on before we leave.

Teenage son is off with THE GIRLFRIEND. My niece is with them; they are going on a double date. They are going to eat (pizza) and see a the movie Juno. I want to see that one too.

Photos next time. Maybe both the purse and Audrey will be finished tomorrow. :) Must knit faster!

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Back to work

Tomorrow, I begin spring semester classes. I am not ready. Well, my plans are ready, and my syllabi are ready, but mentally, I am not ready. I bet at least half of my students feel the same way. Who am I kidding? I bet 99% of them feel the same way.

I have an afternoon class tomorrow. My afternoon classes typically fill with students who are, shall we say, less than energetic. Can I require them to drink Red Bull or at least Mountain Dew? Maybe I'll be surprised, and they will be different this semester. :)

Knitting note: I saw Linda's Mr. Greenjeans in person today. It looks great!

Thursday, January 3, 2008


Does everyone know about Yarndex? I find it to be a very useful tool. I'm planning to make Mr. Greenjeans with yarn from my stash. (Yeah, I know I am finishing Audrey 2, and starting Lora's Opera sweater, and still need to finish Rowan's Sparkle, but I can plan, can't I?)

So,anyway, I used the Yarndex to determine the info. for the original yarn. It looks like I have a few yarns that will work. I wish work didn't interfere so frequently with my knitting time.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Kemtee beat me

Only a B or a C depending on the grading scale:

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

audrey photos

Here's a photo of the first audrey .

Here is a photo of the second audrey WIP , and here's a close-up.