Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Oops, I Did It Again!

Yep, this year, yet again, I've got too many Christmas gifts to finish and probably not enough free time to do them. What complicates things is that I've come down with a possibly life-threatening case of startitis. One of the complications of this serious illness is that I keep coming up with more ideas for Christmas knits! Yesterday, a Raveler inspired me with an adorable baby sweater, so I headed over to the sale at my LYS and picked up some Cascade 200 superwash and made it all the way up to the armholes last night. Not a great accomplishment - that's 5 inches! Gotta love the baby knits! I have to tell you, though, that my laptop has changed my life. My thesis research, at times, goes slowly to say the least. I always find things I need to do or would rather do instead of what I'm supposed to do to get out of school. Well, last night, I sat with my laptop on my lap, my knitting in my hands and the TV on and accomplished THREE things at once. I worked until 11 p.m. and it was so painless. Mostly, I knit. You see, most of my research involves waiting for the computer to process HUGE amounts of data or load 240 MB files, so there's a lot of downtime. That will lead to having a finished baby sweater by the end of the week AND having accomplished a lot towards my research. I don't have an in progress photo because it will be finished soon and I wanted to just show off the FO. Besides, I have to flash my December 5th FO:


This is my Remembering Honey sweater. Overall, I like this sweater. It's casual, comfortable and goes with a lot of my pants and skirts. I kind of feel like it makes me look like a linebacker, though. This is due to the fact that I used full-fashioned decreases around the armholes. This project actually taught me not to do that anymore. I used to like doing it because it made seaming easier, but the linebacker thing is so not good. My post for this project can be found here. It's rather wrinkled, too. This is because I have absolutely no storage space for my knits. They go in piles mostly, so they get wrinkled.

Coming up this weekend, we're having some chilly weather, so you may see an FO pic of a project that's been lingering for a while that I've finally decided to finish. Don't get too excited though. The final product is kind of a disappointment. Who cares though? It's soft and warm. Now, onto J's FO for today.

Good day all, it's Jeanette. For this 5th day of FO flashing I present my modified version of Louisa Harding's Jezebel. This is a newish FO having been finished in 2007. I used Freedom Spirit DK yarn. My modification was to change the neckline. Harding's Jezebel had a high collar and I wasn't interested in that, so I gave it a V-neck instead. This was the first time I changed the neckline fo a sweater pattern and I am pleased with the change. What I would change about this if I were to do it over is that I would make it longer, it keeps riding up and I keep tugging it down. Of course, perhaps if I blocked it that wouldn't be a problem...



Anonymous ichun said...

Your multi-tasking cracks me up. This week I had a lot of catch up work to do, so I carried my 20-lb iMac to the TV room, plus a box of papers to file and a sock project for little knitting breaks.

2:57 AM  
Anonymous Lissy said...

That yarn on your FO, J, reminds me of the Rowan Tapestry wool I used to make my cabled scarf last winter. Very pretty.

2:52 AM  

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