Wednesday, March 01, 2006


Thank you for your kind comments re: the car hood incident. Everyone is fine, I calmed down pretty quickly (after taking a nap that afternoon) and the insurance company already has a check on the way for the repair and a rental car for me.

I had some pithy things to say about the closing ceremonies, but now...meh. It wouldn't sound right. Suffice it to say: Andrea Boccelli is amazing! But why were Avril Lavigne and Ricky Martin there? And also, that wheelchair flag-waving thing the mayor of Vancouver did was awesome and

As for my Olympic performance, the knitting was finished on Friday or Saturday, but the pile o' stuff still sits here awaiting the weaving in of ends. I couldn't bear to do it over the weekend as my fingers just itched to make something else. I don't think there's a big rush anyway - the stuff won't make it overseas until July, I believe. So I have no don't want to see a bunch of loose
ends wiggling around anyway.

So instead of weaving in ends, I made a good start on something new. Which one of the projects did I choose to start? Well...I gave a list of projects I wanted to do, and I've already cheated.

Do you know what this is? The color is horribly wrong here. :(

Secret Garden...enjoy this pic as I'll probably be arrested by the AS police for posting it.

I thought about the projects I have lined up in ye olde stash, and I realized I have two sweaters in mind for Daughter that are roughly 24 month size. Yikes! She is edging into some 18 month stuff now, so I decided I would whip up these two projects before starting something for myself. They shouldn't take long as they're both worsted weight on US size 7 needles. That's some fast knitting, baby! After that I'll most likely attack a shawl - also, I don't have a ballwinder, so I couldn't prepare the laceweight yarn. Once I can get together with my mom to use hers I'll be able to get going on one of the two patterns I talked about before (I haven't decided which to make yet). Jenn suggested that Sitcom Chic might be a good pattern to work on once baby #2 is here and my brain is mush, because it's lots of easy stockinette. She is quite right, so I think I'll leave that one for fall.


HangerMom said...

I am so excited for your daughter - that sweater is great. You definitely deserve a fun, quick project for you (or your daughter) now that you did all the great charity knitting!

Jenn said...

I am behind in my blog reading - so I am so glad to hear that you are OK after your scare! I would have been freaking out!

Not having a ball winder sucks - I had to wind the laceweight yarn for my Leaf Lace Shawl by hand - it took forever!

Ruth said...

Oh, I love, love, LOVE that sweater!!! What yarn are you using?

Anonymous said...

Re: Olympic Closing Ceremony
I think Avril Lavigne was there because she is Canadian...and they are the next country to host.