First off, thank you guys so much for all the compliments on Hermione! I absolutely love it and have worn it tons. As for life after Hermione, I have been pretty scattered. I started 28Thirty, got the body done, started one sleeve, purchased some cool purple buttons, and then nothing. I just have no desire to finish it.
So, I started a dog sweater for a friend at work. Word to the wise: never trust measurements taken by a non-knitter. Just sayin’. After a few frustrating attempts at the sweater (pattern and bad-measurement related), I got an email from Knitting Daily with a free pattern for garter mug cozies. I had to make one. HAD TO!!
Then, I got back on track with the doggie sweater. It started out life as Howie’s Knit-to-fit Sweater, but after the neck ribbing section, the pattern made absolutely NO sense, so I scrapped it and designed my own. Here it is sans-doggie, but I only finished it yesterday, so the recipient is yet to get a chance to model it.
In the awesomest of awesomeness category, a co-worker of Joe’s grandmother died (not awesome), and she had this huge yarn stash that the family had no idea what to do with. She happens to know I’m a knitter, so she asked if I would like to have it. Um, YES!! Duh!!
OK, a lot of it is acrylic, but not all of it. There is some pretty nice wool in there, as well as 3 projects that are very close to being done. One is a men’s vest, one is a ladies’ tee, and one is an afghan that happens to be in the EXACT colors of Joe’s daughter’s bedroom. Hello, graduation gift! This is just half of it; she couldn’t fit any more in her car, so she’ll give me the rest later. Yay!
In other news, I FINALLY started my Clapotis. My mom asked me if I wanted to meet her in Baltimore so we can go to the MD Sheep & Wool this year, and I just couldn’t think of a reason not to. ;) So, Clapotis will be my must-finish-before-MD trip project so I’ll have something hot off the needles to wear to the festival.
My last sewing class is tonight, so I hope to have some FOs to show from that next time.
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