To sleep, perchance to dream, of knitting.

Friday, June 29, 2007

2007, June 29 Friday

The most exciting news I can think of off the top of my head? The domain name "metabolic toad" is not taken. I know I want it, but what to do with it? Why? Nevermind.

Knitting news:

Currently on the needles are a Clementine shawl that was featured in the Interweave Knits magazine, maybe two issues ago? I have xeroxed the pattern out to carry it around with me, and I am sure I put the magazine itsself someplace...'special'....which means I will see it again when we move house. So never, basically.

This one is done in Knit Pick's wool, DK wieght I am pretty sure. Lost the label to the 'special' place, I'm sure.

Also: Fidgert is nearly done, on his Alpha test. I think I am going to run out of yarn, but we'll see. It's only a first knitting, and I completely failed to take notes on what I was doing. So naturally I will kick ass on the second run.

Also: My first attempt at charting...(no that Brak head sweater does not count, as I had no idea what I was doing. I was dead at the time! i was on the moon, with Steve....) Turns out that it is a lot more than just tracing the shape onto graph paper. Now I did know that I would have to make custom paper based on the aspect ratio of my gauge. In this case my 4 inch swatch gave me 30 rows and 19 stitches. Divide 30 by 19 and get 1.5, ta-da! The chart I am attempting? The Seal of Rassilon, of course.

Also: Ms. D's sweater of infinite ripping is turning out too small yet again. Cables...I love cables, but I knit too tightly and I can't seem to figure out a way to predict how much the cables will pucker the fabric, and how much smaller the finished item is once that happens. Hello math people! Tell me!!!

Also: Charmed Knits looks pretty cute, and even though I have sworn off pattern books, preferring to try and make my own, I am tempted.

Reading: As summer is now fully on, I have started over in the library at A. Finished up the Foundation Series, and am nearly done with Watership Down.

Otherness: Next month I will have been a driver for a whole YEAR! I have not deployed an airbag yet. I think I may celebrate. I am sure that everyone who is on the road with me feels similarly surprised.