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I’m making some serious progress on the Stacy pullover.

(pic from day 4)

I had worked out that I needed to knit at least 16 rows per day in order to finish the sweater on time. I also counted sleeve rows as having the same value as body rows. After 5 days of knitting I have 124 rows of knitting completed for an average of 24+ rows per day. I think I’m doing ok.

The pieces I have so far make me laugh. I hold up the back piece (2×3 ribbing) and think “This is supposed to fit around me?!?”. Then I grab the sides and stretch it out and voila it becomes something that CAN fit me. Why I find this endlessly entertaining is a source of some concern for me.

I have completed the ribbing portions of both the front and the back.

Plus about 8 inches of one sleeve.

My new needles arrived in record time. Seriously I don’t think I have ever had a KnitPicks order take less than a week to get to me and this time it arrived in 2 days. I didn’t check the mail till Sunday or I would have started on the patterning for a body piece.

I resisted the urge to switch from a 3inch long sleeve to the back piece by telling myself that the sleeve was easy and fast and that I might as well get it over with. It is actually very tempting to knit both sleeves before knitting on the body pieces again. Is that good/bad/just plain weird?

Saturday was a great mail day, not only did the KP come in record time but I got some great yarn from a Ravelry trade.

That is Fleece Artist Merino sock in Cosmic Dawn. I traded it for my skein of STR in Ruby Slippers. Don’t get me wrong, the STR was very pretty but I loved the idea of the colors more than I liked the colors in that yarn. This was another example of lightening fast postal service. Ontario to Seattle in 5 days! Thanks Weetsie!!!

Thank you to all my Saturday knitting friends who were able to come by on Sat. I loved having you over and hopefully I can do it again soon.

Flickr Photos

Dragonfibers

On the needles

February Fitted Pullover

Sapphire Waves of Grain

On the Bedside Table

The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan (ok not really since I can't find the book anymore)

on the wheel

Absolutely Nothing.

Stashdown 2009

January 1st 2009

Balls/Skeins of Yarn: 233 Total Weight:33.13lbs Total Miles: 27

February 1st 2009

Balls/Skeins of Yarn: 213 Total Weight:30.09lbs Total Miles: 26

March 1st 2009

Balls/Skeins of Yarn: 218 Total Weight:31.95lbs Total Miles: 27

April 1st 2009

Balls/Skeins of Yarn: 217 Total Weight:31.45lbs Total Miles: 26.5

May 1st 2009

Balls/Skeins: 229 Total Weight: 33.8 Total Miles: 28.4

June 1st 2009

Balls/Skeins: 210 Total Weight: 31.9 Total Miles: 27.7

July 1st 2009

Balls/Skeins: 201 Total Weight: 30.5 Total Miles: 26.5

August 1st 2009

Balls/Skeins: 228 Total Weight: 34.0 Total Miles: 28.8

October 1st 2009

Balls/Skeins: 254 Total Weight: 38.2 Total Miles: 31.8

November1st 2009

Balls/Skeins: 224 Total Weight: 34.9 Total Miles: 29.9

December 1st 2009

Balls/Skeins: 206 Total Weight: 31.9 Total Miles: 27.1

KAL

World Bread Day '07

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