Friday, September 08, 2006
last week i was quite excited about getting back into knitting. i forced myself to work quite diligently on my sweater. i woke up Saturday morning and went straight to blocking the sweater pieces that had been waiting around so patiently for the past two years or so. blocking went quickly as i listened to Music from Big Pink. this album brings back so many fond memories of my childhood playing around in my fathers studio. he is a painter and we would spend Saterday afternoons painting or drawing together. i would always try to convince him to draw me but would grow tired or need to move after such a short period of time. i am not quite sure how he had the patience for it. ::ok enough of the memories back to the regression of my sweater:: once blocked i started sewing up the armholes and then moved on to finishing the neck. sunday evening i picked up my work again and knit like crazy knowing that there were only a few inches left before it would be finished. as time went on i realized that there was a good chance that i was running out of yarn. that is always a problem it is like cutting your fabric to short, you have a hard time recovering from the mistake. in the back of my mind i am still thinking that i have an extra skein in my box of yarn but have yet to locate it. another problem with the whole thing is that they discontinued the yarn about a year ago and so there are very few places that actually even have it in stock. so now i am left with trying to figure out the next step and whenever that happens i move onto another project or four. i have now picked up a new project of socks and i am sewing some pillows for Miss. A's room. she loves to dive into them.
i will leave you with a photo from a year ago today. this is of Miss. A and Daniel when we were visiting Idaho last year. we have a family cabin on lake Ponderay that we would like to make it to each year but right now it is about every other. we went last year when Miss. A was two months old and it was quite fun.