Thursday, July 19, 2007

Snape, a Kimono, and Elastic Yarn

I think Snape is a very good double agent. And though he's got the emotional depth of a Norwegian Ridgeback, he's cleverer than sin. On personal matters, I wouldn't trust Snape far enough to throw him, but I think his loyalty to the Order of the Phoenix is secure.

I'll dip my words in chocolate, just in case I have to eat them.

Anyway, I am on the list at my library for the HP Deathly Hallows book on CD. I should get it a couple weeks after the release date. In the meantime, I'm NOT visiting any HP sites so I can at least attempt to avoid the inevitable spoilers. They'll probably come to me instead.

More progress on the Kimono Jacket this week. I hit row 100 out of 170 for the back of the sweater. No point in taking a photo; it's a hundred sixty-something stitches of black black black stockinette. I think all imaginations can handle that picture.

But here is my list of steps for this project so you can understand what my graphic under Knitting Projects in the right hand column is showing:

1. Pattern & Yarn
2. First front panel
3. Second front panel
4. Back
5. blocking
6. Seaming
7. First Sleeve
8. Second sleeve
9. Placket knitted
10. Placket attached

That makes me about 35% finished.

And now for a recent stash acquisition:

The yarn is Knit Picks' Dancing in Rumba colorway. It's 41% cotton, 39% wool, 13% nylon, and 7% elastic because I'll use all the help I can get in my socks. The book, as you can see, is Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch, and it was a great deal during Knit Picks' 40% off Summer Book Sale. But, egads! The socks are over my head. (In an existential sort of way, not related to any yoga positions.) I think I'll be waiting awhile before I try any of the socks in that book.

1 comment:

  1. You should come to a KIP meeting sometime. We're sock crazy! I love the Sensational Knitted Socks book. I think it is perhaps the best sock book out there for showing the different parts of the sock and just laying it all out there. And the patterns are very versatile. A great sock blueprint book.



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