- had white tea for breakfast
- am having veggie sushi, a bag of Fritos, and a banana for lunch
- have had a lot of tea
- am posting twice!
This is a razor back striped tank top from IK Fall 2002, except I am leaving out the stripes. I'm using Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece - it's wonderfully resilient and squishy, reminding me strongly of that colored craft foam kids cut up into letters and animals, etc. - in an aqua color that is not done justice in this photograph. Everything is perfect for this project: the yarn, the pattern, the color. Except.
I am knitting this up on eight 3.5mm (Us #4) bamboo dpns, the extra two I have just hanging about, waiting for emergencies. (This project would probably be easier on circulars, but we won't get into that.) So it's slow going because of the gauge and the needle switch-overs every 20s or so. I have this horrible feeling that diligently plugging away at this tank top will get it done sometime this winter when there's 3 ft of snow outside.
Speaking of winter
I started the red alpaca scarf I've been planning since last year as a X-mas present for one of my sisters. Why now? you ask. Well, I bought that yarn for my mom's X-mas present, which is basically the same idea, and I was itching to get started on it. However, not having a winder or a swift, I was not particularly eager to wind it into a ball.* Fortunately I remembered I had wound two skeins of red alpaca into balls during a Knit 'n Sip. Same project, different color and recipient, why not?
Probably because this project is also tedious. (K1, P1) repeat ad infinitum.
- had soy yogurt for breakfast with white tea
- ate two bean and rice burritos for lunch
- drank a lot of tea
- ate a bowl of borsch for dinner
- had another burrito for Second Dinner
- drank a beer
- watched Casablanca (Conrad Veidt!)
- started reading about Trulli
*If I am going to wind anything into a ball, it should be that skein of Cherry Tree Hill yarn that is hanging off the back of my chair in cat-harassed tangles. But let's not get into that, either.
Another Art Deco facade I see on the way to work.