Sunday, November 05, 2006

When I Put My Mind To It

I can accomplish amazing things! In only 6 or so hours of solid cabling, I managed to knock off another ball (109 yards) of yarn.

Those of you who are keeping score will notice that I should have been able to knit up about 240 yards in that period. Do Not Mention This To The Crazed Knitter!

I am past the armhole bind off. In four more repeats of the diamond, I will have the back finished.

The letter carrier brought the Winter Interweave Knits.

I'm sorry to say that it's only just so-so. At least in the pattern department.

There are a couple of intriguing designs.

There were a couple of hits.

This one, for example.

I like the wide neck and the reverse stockinette ground. And the yoke treatment is interesting.

The yarn is a little heavier than I'd like (calls for size 9s), but I think I can work around that.

In any event, I won't be casting on for a couple of months, if then.

Then there were some misses.

This little number is sort of "wtf?"

It's winter, folks. And the vast majority of women these days shouldn't be seen braless in public. And yes, I know about strapless bras.

This is just so not me or anyone I would knit for.

And the yarn? Mohair blend. Can you say "itch?"

This, however, is so cute that I might be forced to cast on ASAP.

It's Aran weight and should keep the wearer (moi?) toasty warm.

Current scorecard on the Aran: I figure that if I knit straight through the next 48 hours, I can still finish by Tuesday. Realistically, I can finish the back tomorrow and cast on the front.

It has taken me 4 days of concentrated knitting to get this far. I am off tomorrow and will finish the back. By next weekend, I hope to have the front finished and the sleeves On The Needles.

Is there a small group of you outthere betting on the outcome? If so, I want a cut!
It's the lead-up to Melbourne Cup, the most important horse race in Ozland, & the whole country stops whilst it is on. I think I saw you name on the tote, next to the favourite horses & greyhound dogs :-p
Okay. I'm betting on you finishing the sweater by Tuesday. Some Tuesday. Of some year that starts with a 2.

I've never been a gambler. Does it show?
Hi Ann, Your Aran is looking good. I wish I knit faster :)
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