Thursday, December 29, 2005

Whoa, time for a tangent story. That lovely brown and blue pullover? It has gotten more wear than all of my other FOs put together. I still completely adore it and I have already worn it on a number of occasions.
Anyway, I wore the sweater to my cello recital a couple of weeks ago. I finished playing my piece and descended the stage stairs. Just as I commenced recuperating from Van Goens's Scherzo (Extremely fast. Requires recuperation.) my teacher stood up and announced, "Sally is actually multitalented! Not only does she play the cello, but she made her sweater!!" For which I acutally received a second round of applause. It was a humorous experience.

Do you remember how I had to go out and buy a whole new skein of the walnut brown for that sweater? Well, the remainder of that voluminous skein is quickly turning into one of these:

"right" side, but the wrong side looks just as cool (below)

Its future lies in cardiganism. I can't wait. No, I really cannot--I'm using smaller needles than I am used to, so it seems to be going excruciatingly slow. But I really have only been working on it for a week, so I suppose that it's nice progress considering. I worked on it as I walked through an entire art exhibit, stopping to read all the informational paragraphs on the walls and everything, which got me some confused but appreciative looks from the white-haired ladies who work at the art museum. I also knit it all the way through the new Narnia movie, trying not to poke the strange guy sitting next to me. I figure that if I take it more places with me like that I shall have it finished much sooner than I normally would. The only thing, other than the slow progress, is the fact that it really hurts my fingers after a while. I'm not sure, but I think it might be the needles. I don't knit with metal too often, and this thick weight of yarn on the skinny aluminum needles is really fatal to my hands. That's why it's good to have a distraction while I make it--a good movie to watch, another exhibit, or sinking into one of the good books I got for Christmas will make the project breeze by.

Here is Cyndle's elf pixie hat. Well, it's not done at all, but I'm trying to practice taking flattering pictures of works-in-progress, a feat at which I seem to be impaired.

There, now--'twasn't so bad. I'll have it done by tomorrow, I'm sure.


At December 30, 2005 8:28 AM, Blogger lomester said...

Congrats on the multiple applause! I just cannot figure out how to knit, walk, look at exhibits, or knit in the dark in a movie theater. Multitalented - indeed!


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