Wednesday, October 27, 2004
Although technically this shouldn't count as it's a hat I knit for donation to AfghansforAfghans but never got around to doing the stabilising single crochet around the edges until last week. I made up the pattern as I went and as a way to learn intarsia and fair isle in the round and I'm still kind of proud that it doesn't look too funked up and the star is almost worthy of a sneech belly --yeah, okay, not even close, but you can't mention stars without sneeches and bellies and stars upon thars...
Here's the finished sweater for an IG puppy of a lady at work. This was total knit-list-itis on my part. I don't even know this lady's name (but the dog's is Oreo) but I had this ball in the stash and I thought I'd give it a shot.
It's all ribbed and with a split towards the belly section so that it can grow with her, at least for a little while.
Here it is looking more doglike.
delicate, but dangerous like technicolour man-eating jellyfish,
and so postcard "wish you were here"ish
The audio books of The Time Traveler's Wife and Across the Nightingale Floor of the Otori Trilogy are amazingly good. If you have high speed internet, audible.com is a revolution. And I don't mean one of these crappy "back to where we started just with some other corrupt megalomaniac in charge" kind of revolutions.
I downloaded the audio of Middlesex and read the book. I wasn't as impressed as all the things I'd heard led me to believe but it's a great concept. It felt like a writing exercise meets expanded short story meets badly edited trilogy condensed to single volume. I will still read his Virgin Suicides though.
My Mom gave me Pullman's Dark Matter trilogy, which is apparently a children's series, but I'm loving it.
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