Saturday, That Great Day.

October 22, 2006 at 12:43 am (Finishing, LYS, oliver, Work in Progress, Yarn)

So all I have to do to wrap up principle knitting on the V-Neck Cardigan is knit one more sleeve, and then I can get started on the finishing. Just four more inches of stockinette. So what did I do today?

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Why I cast on for something else, of course. Say hello to my next project, the Hello Yarn‘s Irish Hiking Scarf in Debbie Bliss Merino DK. It’s going to be a Christmas present for my Dad.

Honestly though, it was the LYS that did it. You see, I went my wonderful LYS today to find buttons. While I was there, I got these size 7 Brittany Birch needles that I’ve coveted for some time now, and when I got home I just had to use them. Now, I don’t usually go in for the more expensive needles. I can’t justify Addis on my budget as much as everyone swears by them, and I really think the Susan Bates and Clovers are just fine. But these were only $7. And I love birch needles. So here now they are mine.

Anyhoo, the buttons. Aren’t these cute? These are reason enough to finish this project.

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Sorry for the crappy pictures, it’s a grey day, so getting anything good on camera is a reach.

I really had to restrain myself today, the LYS has been having these huge clearouts, and in addition to the greatly discounted stock of Noro and Debbie Bliss (I had a really close call with three beautiful hanks of Silk Garden, but thankfully was able to walk away), they have this whole bin of wonderful one skeins (my weakness), like Rowan Cork, Rowanspun DK, Plymouth Suri Alpaca, etc. I couldn’t say no to this skein of Green Mountain Spinnery Mountain Mohair in a lovely green, and so it came home with me. It will become soft, warm fingerless gloves post-X-Mas.

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After the LYS, I finally got to work on finishing touches to two projects that have been languishing in the craft room. I blocked the Ropes and Cable scarf from Pieknits, which I will show you once it dries, and I felted my Noro clutch. My first experience felting . . . was interesting. Maybe I shouldn’t have done it in conjunction with my first time seaming.

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See that? I felted myself a big ol’ hole in the bottom corner of my clutch. I’m pinning it while it dries to hold it in place, and I’ll just have to pull out some needle and thread to fix it. 😦

The best part of the day, though, was coming home. Ollie has officially graduated from his crate. Today was the first time he was left loose in the house (which was heavily doggie-proofed) and nothing was chewed, eaten or otherwise destroyed. I think he was pretty happy about it too—after all, this is what I came home to.

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I just love Saturdays. 🙂

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3 Comments

  1. Leah said,

    Those buttons are perfect!! I really love my birch needles. It’s apples & oranges to addi’s though I will say if you try addi’s you may very well be addicted!

    Yay for Ollie!! He’s adorable! 🙂

  2. A Little Lace, Some Baking and No Finishing « Flower City Knits said,

    […] I once again had grand plans for my weekend. I was going to block my Flower Petal Shawl that has been finished since the beginning of September and was supposed to wearable for Fall (Fall is rapidly turning into Winter here in Upstate New York). I was going to attempt to finish the V-Neck Cardigan. These plans were not realized. At least Oliver got to run in the fields behind my parent’s house, sniffing woodchuck holes to his little doggy heart’s content, and I got to visit with my baby niece on Saturday. Happy (and sleepy!) puppy and a happy aunt. I did get a few hours in with the Flower Basket Shawl on Sunday morning. I really need to get cracking on this, as I am sloooowww with the lace, and I need complete peace and quiet in order to not miss any YOs. The quiet didn’t help this time, however. I finished the third repeat, and dove recklessly into the fourth without attaching a lifeline. I’m pretty sure you know where this is going . . .Does that look like a flower basket to you? Yeah, me neither. […]

  3. I’m Baby-Steppin’, I’m Doing the Work « Flower City Knits said,

    […] I followed the pattern with the exception of omitting the contrast color for the ribbing. It probably would be a bit more jazzy had I done the contrast color, but I was committed to using yarn from my stash. In the end I decided to jazz it up a bit with some cute buttons I got at my wonderful, wonderful LYS. […]

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