Monday, January 08, 2007

Still going

Yes, I'm still sewing up the sweater. But, good news, I know that it is going to fit! And I think I am doing a pretty darn good job at the finishing if I do say so myself. The only thing standing in my way is brutal migraine headaches that are just not going away. Don't worry, I'm getting the testing I need, just a big pain in the keister, cause people, I have things to do. Also have almost finished Allen's first sock that matches his sweater. He'll be lucky if I don't steal them because I am doing them in the same Cashsoft and using the International Rib of Doom pattern. Plus, he doesn't have very large feet and I do, so, they really could fit me. Insert demonic laughter here.

Hit a new yarn store yesterday, Hither and Yarn in Torrington. Well, new to me. I had horrible cabin fever after being cooped up with the migraine for literally a week so DH was kind enough to get me out of the house yesterday. Linda had been raving about them, but I had not made it out there. I went for some Noro Kureyon which I am sure I could have gotten for less from Webs, but I was there and I wanted it. And then I stumbled onto a Filatura di Crosa (or Tahki Stacey Charles or whatever the heck they are calling themselves) book. Ginormous mistake. Because first I found this:

And then I found this to go with it:

And I bought the yarn for it. Not sure when the hell exactly I will be getting to that, but it might just make it to next project status. Whatever I am knitting next is going to be for me. Damn it. I can't seem to find the photo of the two together, but they look really nice. And the book in general is pretty nifty. It's from Fall 2005. There's way more in there I would knit if I could ever even think about doing a big sweater with sleeves again.


handknitbyafailedfeminist said...

The pics are very pretty. You deserve new yarn after your crappy week! Did Phoebe bark at you at H & Y? I swear the barky pooch is my only complaint about that store, and only because she woke George up.

Larjmarj said...

The pics are pretty. Good luck on the seaming...I have a fear of seams that I think I need professional intervention for. One day....

Holly in CT said...

My sister swears by topamax (sp) for her migrains and it has the added benefit of supressing the appetite.

Can you believe what happened to the Blue Moon people with their Socks that Rock Club? Their bank did not believe so many people were signing up and refunded everyone's money! They have no clue how fanatical sock knitters are for good yarn.

Make sure you post a picture of the finished sweater! I share your fear of seams.