Wednesday, September 28, 2005

knitalong

i signed up for the colchique knitalong, being hostessed (is that a word? if not, it should be!) by the lovely and talended jessica of fig & plum. this is the english version of the knitalong, as there is already one in french. jessica and others who actually understand french are translating the phildar pattern. thank goodness for that. i speak many a language, but french ain't one of 'em. this will be my first foray into cables. honestly, it doesn't look that difficult. i hope i'm not biting off more than i can chew. the sweater is definitely a beauty though, so keep your fingers crossed for me.

as for projects on the needles, i still have maybe 30% of the secret mother-in-law project left to complete. i've finished christams gifts for both my grandmother and ryan's grandmother (simple lace scarves using kid silk haze, one in cranberry and the other in fuschia) and i'm a third of the way through a scarf for my grandfather (based on the my so-called scarf pattern) in southwest trading company optimum wool. i've yet to start the secret mother project, but it should be relatively quick and i still have a couple of months.

i've missed the last month of sunday snb sessions, primarily due to laziness, and the last meetups due to work and my anniversary. bah. i miss going and chatting with everyone. hopefully this weekend i'll be able to muster the energy to get off my lazy arse (yes, i used the word arse; i blame the harlot) and go. this evening i'm heading over to commuknity to pick up the copy of rowan magazine #38 that erin's had on hold for me. i hope i'm not too late!