Jury Duty can be fun…

March 14th, 2007

Most of my day was spent in an overheated old courthouse, with many many unhappy people just waiting and waiting for my name to be called. The high point was the lunch break – I got to sit outside and enjoy the beautiful spring-like weather we’re having here in CT (just forget about the snowstorm we may get towards the end of the week!). And I got to knit! Here is what I accomplished from 8:30 this morning to when they released me at 3.

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It’s the beginnings of the Retro Ribs Socks from Interweave Winter 2004. The yarn is Silky Socks from the Great Adirondack Yarn Company – 70% merino wool, 20% silk and 10% nylon. I love this yarn! It’s soft and squishy and has great stitch definition.

I did get questioned to sit on a jury for a medical malpractice suit – only problem was the trial is expected to last 4-5 weeks! Since I’m self employed, instant hardship. I was released. And thus ended my hours and hours of mindless knitting. I’m kinda sad to see it go. It won’t be back for another 3 years. You can bet the next time I receive the unwanted jury notice, I’ll be just a bit happy. I’ll forget about the overheated old building, the endless waiting, and the horde of unhappy people. I’ll only remember the 5 or so hours of uninterrupted knitting.

Sick day knitting

March 8th, 2007

With a cold seriously kicking my butt, I’ve been able to knit a little on the aran sweater. The last two days have been *wake up, chicken soup and tea, knit a little, sleep, rep from *. I’m getting a bit bored, but at least I’m knitting! Here’s my progress so far. I modified the pattern to knit in the round up to the armholes (I do hate seaming!). The back is complete, and the front is almost complete. Next the sleeves, and I’m done.

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Oh, the new Knitty is up. Some cute stuff this time around; great sock patterns! One of these days I’ll get around to submitting a pattern. Now I’m off to nap…

It’s a sweater!

March 3rd, 2007

Yes, all those pieces do come together to make a sweater!

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This is the quickest and easiest sweater I’ve knit to date. So simple. So cute. I just have to knit the neckband, sew the seams and add buttons. Then it’s off to a good home. Next up in charity knitting is an adorable aran sweater from Nashua Handknits. I’m using lane cervinia Madrid, a great machine washable and dryable acrylic blend. I grabbed the last five balls at Knitting Central.

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As for other knitting, I haven’t gotten much accomplished. A cold has knocked me for a loop. The tofutsies sock now has a heel. And I haven’t touched any lace due to the fogginess in my head. Not worth it.

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