Tuesday, August 26, 2008


Me and Mr. Stitchjones, we got a thing going on

I don't believe in destiny or the guiding hand of fate

I don't believe in forever or love as a mystical state

I don't believe in the stars and planets or angels watching from above

But I believe there's a ghost of a chance we can find someone to love

And make it last.

-Rush, "Ghost of a Chance"

Happy anniversary, Jason! Thank you for 19 years. I love you.

Sandy Eggo Recap

It was just a weekend vacation, as that's all our schedules and budget could accommodate, but we went here and there around SD. In the above photo, the extreme closeup of us, we were near Cabrillo National Monument at Point Loma. There would have been more background, except I took the picture and I have maddeningly short arms. This picture gives a better idea of the panoramic ocean view.

I'm not sure what I was trying to do here, except maybe keep my hair from blowing clean off my head, but that's as close as I get to being a hootchie mama these days.

FO? or abomination? You make the call.
Oh, I just don't know about this one.

It's the Lutea Lace Shoulder Shell, from Interweave Knits Spring '07. I made it in the biggest size, and it fits pretty good without sag. The armholes are a bit too long, and I goofed up the short row shaping but it blocked out better than I thought it would. All in all, the fit is OK, really. So what's my damage?

Well, for one thing, I hate hate hate the yarn. It's Rowan Summer Tweed, and I bought it last summer on sale. This yarn has absolutely no elasticity, it's like knitting with packaging twine. And the tweed is too nubby. I really don't care for tweedy yarn, and it seems I'll never learn because I keep buying the stuff. Kvetch, kvetch, kvetch, I know, but when you make something in size 3x, you have a lot more time for your resentment to grow, until it compresses your heart down to a diamond. And get this--I ran out of yarn, needing no more than 5 yards to finish the damn thing, after it sat neglected in a shopping bag for almost a year. As luck would have it, though, the LYS had the same yarn in the right color and even the same dye lot! So I finished and blocked the sucker the day before leaving town. It was completely dry and smooth when I got home, so now if we get a nice warm day I'll wear it!

Mr. Stitchjones is still in California. His 10-day business trip is winding down, though, and he'll be home Thursday night. I should make us a cake or something, lord knows I haven't done that since I started my dye business!

FO or abomination? Dunno; it depends on how it looks when you put it on! Does it feel good? Look good? I had to do shoulder surgery on my Lutea; the armholes were too deep. I eliminated the last lace repeat, and it was better. Although it stretched again, and is still a bit deep. Oh, well, I'm not willing to put in any more effort on it. I'm wearing it as is! It's on my blog if you want to see (link below so you don't have to hunt):

Awww...Happy Anniversary!

Our 12th was on Sunday--and we both forgot!
You two are adorable. And I have to tell you, I bought a bunch of that yarn you sent me. It's nice....but it's not as nice as yours
Awwww Happy Anniversary!! You guys look so cute together! Glad you had a good time.

I like the FO, I think it's purty! but the main thing is, do you, or can you grow to like it?
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