Sunday, January 07, 2007

Getting Ready For a New Week

I was going to write something really profound, but I can't think of anything.

Thank you so much to all my readers who have emailed me for contact information for The Ships Project. Your support will make a big difference to the young men and women who are deployed in the current War on Terrorism (or whatever it's being called this week).

My weekend knitting was confined to relatively mindless projects.

The scrap-ghan continues to grow. It's reclangular because the strips are 8 ridges high on the East and West sides (as shown in the photo) and 10 ridges high on the North and South sides.

At this rate, it will remain a rectangle with about a 2:3 ratio. Depending on quantity of leftover washable yarns, it will be either a baby-ghan or a throw.

(The colors sure aren't very "baby," though. Are they?)

I cranked out a pair of slippers for Ship Support in very fat black yarn.

And speaking of not "baby colors," here's my first sweater for the Reservation Sweater Challenge currently underway until mid-April.

It's the basic 5-hour job that took me about 6 and a half hours to complete. I decided to do "regular" (kfb) increases rather than the "knit into the bar between stitches" increase called for in the pattern. It's impossible to tell in this photo, but the yoke is a lot less "lacy" than the original. I think I'll try a YO increase on the next one.

I'll probably crank out a few more of these over the next weeks. The ones for the Reservation will be machine washable. Any that I make in hand-wash fibers will go to Dulaan.

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Dude, you're just such a great big do-gooder.

I'm Spelunking the Stash as we speak. If I get up the nerve to promise to do something (don't you love it when I'm so direct?) I'll see if I can't get a 5-hour sweater done in a couple of months and send it to you for the Res.
I love the purple for the 5HBS,
and those colors for the afghan are COOL, even for a baby ... just don't put pink in there, and it would work great for some baby boy!
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