Archive for April 2008

Hello Lucy (in the sky)

April 20, 2008

Finally, finished picture of Lucy in the Sky. Oh yes, I even sewn the buttons on!

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I used Cascade 220 Superwash, knitted in size 7 needles (yes, I knit pretty tight). Overall, I’m pretty happy with the result. As for the back of the neckband border, instead of knitting the border and sewing it on as the pattern stated, I just knitted it on. In fact, I wanted to continue on those fancy chain detail from ssk/k2tog so I bound the back of the body kinda half way one way, and the other half from other direction to create mirror image, then picked up the stitches from both direction and sew them up in the middle. Ok, so the sewing job is pretty wonky but I don’t mind it.

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And I even used smaller button as backing, hoping that helps the fabric pulling too much.

.. oh how much I dislike sewing the buttons on. But I think it turned out pretty well. I like the buttons I chose – nothing fancy but I tried to get something that could potentially just blend in. And I think that works quite well with the simplicity of the cardigan itself. I should just pat on my own shoulder for job done :P

Now I’m empty handed – no real projects in progress.

On totally unrelated news, there was earthquake in Illinois on Friday morning about at 5 AM. I, of course, slept through it. Supposedly there was one around 10 in the morning too, that one I didn’t feel either.

And yet again another unrelated topic – Chris and I have decided to take a wee trip to DC, to visit his sister. We’ll be going there in early May. No specific plans as of yet other than the fact that we are going and we’re totally unprepared. This was a sudden decision, I’m not sure if I’m at all ready for it, but the idea of going somewhere itself is very exciting! Woohoo!

Lucy is almost in the sky

April 15, 2008

I really don’t think I’ve done much lately. Knitting-wise, and everything else-wise too. Maybe it’s the weather. Super unpredictable, warm and breezy one day and freezing cold the next. Oh spring! You bi-polar bear!

My Lucy in the Sky cardigan is almost done. In fact, the actual knitting part is done. Currently it’s being blocked (if you’d call leaving the damp sweater on the floor to recover “blocking”) and waiting to have some buttons put on. I even bought the buttons already too.

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We’ll discuss the details later, when it’s actually done completely.

I finally finished up the Waving Lace socks too. Finally grafted the toe shut earlier today.

Now I’m out of things to do. Ahhhhhhh

On the side (strange and funny) note – I’ve decided to start running. By running, I mean, half way walking, half way jogging. Ok, more walking than running.

It’s kinda rather sad, really. I went out once in the early afternoon and once again early evening, both lasted about 15 minutes each. I know I only ran for this (–) much, but my legs are saying that I ran for this (———–) much. Yes, I’m so out of shape, it’s not even funny.

Granted, this was my first day trying to get off my lazy bum. I don’t really plan on running all that much this week. Just to get my body get used to doing it. I’m not even doing this for weight control or health issue. I really just want to get myself do something other than just sitting around – which is what I do all the time. Even if I stand outside for 10 minutes standing still, I’d consider that a success!

Yes, if you haven’t noticed, I’m not at all an active person.

And before I go, let me leave you with totally factoid about me: Do you know what I really hate about Cracker Jack? PEANUTS! Ok, I like caramel popcorns, I like peanuts (somewhat). I dislike caramel covered skinned peanuts in caramel popcorns!