Monday, April 09, 2007

Jaywalkers OFF the Needles

That's a whole 'lotta Jaywalker there! Only 2 weeks behind schedule. They were to be an anniversary present for dh but since the weather here has been on the chilly side he wore them proudly off to work today. He likes them long. Here's a rare pose of the feet, which are attached to his legs, attached to his bum, actually sitting on the couch before 9:00 pm so I could post this pic in my blog today:
I promise you that little mark on his right foot is not a hole, but some schmutz that came from the rug. Schmutz abounds lately.

Yarn: Briar Rose Fibers Grandma's Blessings
Needles: Crystal Palace Bamboo Size #1 dpns

It's quite possible that he'll strut around the halls of the facility today (he's a post-production sound engineer for TV) showing off his present, pants rolled around his knees. People like that don't really stand out much in lower Manhattan in the television industry, trust me.
I loved the yarn, but something strange happened to it when I used my friend's neostphine and tried to wind it into a center-pull ball. It got super twisted and kinked alot. This caused me to have to stop knitting every so often and get the kinks out by letting the sock dangle from the ball. ANNOYING! I don't know how this actually happened, but I do know that it was from winding on the neostphine because before that I had it on a nice little hand wound ball and had no problems. If anyone has a clue as to what happened, let me know. For now, I'm blaming dh because he was the actual winder and since he's a tense individual to begin with, I charge him with the crime of winding too tightly.
Now that they're done, I'll finish up my Monkeys, and make some progress on my Storm Water Scarf. Keep me on track here folks. I just ordered some gorgeous lace weight yarn in the hopes that warm weather is around the corner, and a new shawl needs to be started. Oy.

My children just inventoried their sugar haul from yesterday. (Happy Easter!) When mom (me) says no candy before lunch, at least they can hold it and look at it. Kind of like us knitters with a new yarn and too many projects on the needles to cast on!

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