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Thursday, September 22, 2005

Good Girl/Bad Girl

Good Girl


I've been a good girl this week. I finished the back of butterfly on Monday! Don't mind my bright background, I'm too lazy to dig anything else out at the moment (maybe my old blue carpet background wasn't so bad afterall). I've already started the front frill and hope to be finished the front very soon. Well, finished very soon if I had been totally a good girl this week........

Bad Girl


So I went to the yarn store yesterday - to shop for my Secret Pal - I SWEAR!! Well, it didn't quite go the way that I planned. I walked out of there with two balls of Kidsilk in Trance- destined to be the shorter version of Butterfly (I just can't help myself!) I also couldn't resist buying 6 balls of Big Wool for Blackberry. The store had just received a new shipment of Big Wool and I just couldn't help myself.

Then, to make matters worse, when I came home I spent several hours working on Blackberry instead of poor Butterfly. I checked my gauge and then started knitting like crazy. I had forgotten how nice and quick it is to be using a needle larger than size 2! So I knit for about 2 hours and got all the way up to the armhole shaping when I realized that my gauge was off. That sucked the big one. So I frogged the back and dropped down a needle size. Perfect! That is the beauty of large knits - work 2 hours - wrong gauge - no problem! Blackberry is filling a very big void in my life right now - or at least very soon - A FINISHED PROJECT! I haven't finished a project in I can't even remember how long. In fact, since I have started this blog, I have only finished a scarf and shrug. Shame on me! Lucky is ready to be sewn up and the FairIsle is almost finished and ready to be stitched also, but they don't seem to want to be sewn up any time soon.


goodkarma said...

I'm so glad you're making Blackberry! I'm really interested in that pattern, too, but not so sure it would look good on my body shape. Maybe too bulky. So I'll live vicariously through you! :)

sarah said...

Butterfly is so gorgeous!! And that turqoise...oh so gorgeous. Can't wait to see pics of blackberry. I really liked that too when I was paging through Knitty.

Erin said...

Yay for instant gratification knitting! I'm sure Blackberry will look lovely. So will Butterfly!

Lolly said...

your Butterfly looks gorgeous!

mia said...

lovely work lady. and I rather liked the wood floor backround (ok, so having your knitting on the floor should probably be discouraged, but whatever). and nice curtains!