Posts Tagged ‘Gray Pullover’

Weekend wrap up

May 3, 2010

This past weekend seemed longer than usual. It’s probably because Chris took Thursday and Friday off. A long long long long weekend, but somewhat eventful (ok, not really).

We went and saw Nofx at Riverside on Thursday night. It was fun, though that’s not saying it was perfect. The show itself was awesome: few highlight would be a) they played couple of my favs from Punk in Drublic (namely “The Brews” and “Linoleum”), b) they actually played “The Decline” in its full 18 minute worth, c) they ended the show with little musical number from Avenue Q – they kinda did little (and terrible) dance-routine thing to “Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist”.

And yes, I’m a sucker and did take a crappy picture with my phone.

Few downside of the show, if I may say: one, what a strange venue for a show! It was in a real “theater” setting, I mean, with seats! And of course everyone stood up front of their seats. And did stupid little dances. Hey kids, if you want to start dance and prance, go up by the stage where people actually “move” and jump and start moshing! When we went and saw Flight of the Conchords last year, it wasn’t an issue (since the seats were assigned and all and everyone just sat there) but I don’t know about for a punk show. Two, noticing “youngings”: Right before we walked in to the theater, I noticed bunch of kids hanging outside by the door, and one of which wore a “Class of 10″ shirt. Man, I’m OLD! Oh, that, and another group of kids who was actually “sitting” front of us. It was like group of 6-7 kids or so, one of them bought ONE cup of beer and they were passing it around to everyone within that group. Now, if that doesn’t give away “we’re underaged!” than what would?! Really? Like one sip of beer would make you “cool”? If you’re going to drink, DRINK! Taking one sip when you’re not supposed to, in the public, that’s lame. I’m just saying, I don’t advocate underage drinking but let’s face it, we’ve all done it. But like, seriously, kids, if you’re going to do it then do it like you mean it, otherwise, don’t do it at all! In all actuality, if you get “caught” drinking, whether it was one sip or whole twelve pack, guess what, you’re in trouble. When did these kids become such wussies? (though the word i used initially started with p, not w)

And.. moving on.

So we also went to this home-improvement outlet type of store to look for a dining table. Saw some we kinda liked, but nothing was “wow must get it”. The prices were decent though (hence why we went to check it out). Then we saw the signs about their delivery fee: $155 flat. I mean, if you’re really buying tons of stuff because you’re remodeling your house, I think that’s a good deal! But yeah, we weren’t going to buy $150-$200 table and that much to have it delivered. Unfortunately, I don’t think they’d fit in our teeny car, but seriously, if we were to buy something there, we might as well rent like a uhaul van and haul it ourselves and it would still be cheaper. That’s just a thought. (And yes, we’re still tableless)

And I caved in and bought a skein of Woolease to finish the sweater finally. I wasn’t sure when I would be able to buy one, but thankfully Michael’s was right next to that outlet place we went. This is what it looked like as of last night:

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I gave it a little “bath” so the stitches would relax a bit so it’s softer before I start wearing it. And laid it down on the flat to dry overnight. And this is what it looks like as of this afternoon:

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I tried to nudge her to get her off the catbed. I mean, off my sweater. And as you can see, it worked oh so well.

Once again, I don’t really have any WIP to work on. No idea what to knit now, as of yet.

This is taking longer than it really should

April 27, 2010

One sleeve down, one more to go (and collar). Hooray for progress. But not so much for “slow” one…

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I have spent more time doing other random things than actually knitting. That, and during that little time I spent working on this pullover, I spent quite a bit of time ripping out bits and parts of the sleeve and having to redo. At first, I wanted to re pick up the stitches from armhole. Then there was issue with decreasing not fast enough (like I mentioned in the previous post), then for the very last time, I had to unravel almost to armpit because I forgot ONE decrease almost in the very beginning (sure I could’ve ignored it and made one more decrease at the end, but no that wouldn’t be right).

Alas, as of last night, one sleeve is bound off. D-O-N-E.

And the second sleeve, should be a breeze (in theory) as long as I don’t make stupid mistake, like forgetting a decrease toward the beginning of the sleeve and not realizing until like 3 inches before binding off.

Anyways, should go get ready for knitting group tonight. Plus, Chris should be home soon and will be demanding his computer back ;)

Gray pullover continues to grow

April 12, 2010

So the body of the sweater is done. Still need to work on the sleeves and collar, but hey, at least this is significant progress.

Actually, most of the knitting was done yesterday. It was absolutely gorgeous outside yesterday but I sat home and knit instead. Actually, that’s not completely true because I did take a little walk outside, but yes, mostly I just sat home and knit.

So this afternoon, I figured, hey I should start take a picture of the sweater-in-progress before I start working on it again. So I laid the sweater on the ground turned around to grab my camera, then there she was. Cocoa has decided to invade my “photo-session”.

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I tried to get her to move. That totally did NOT work at all. I tried to take pictures of my sweater, instead, I end up taking tons of pictures of the cat while she was sitting on it. Whatever, I give up. I guess this is the “price” of being a cat owner. I get it now – people told me that if you have a cat, the cat will take over your life. Totally get it. I mean, after all, I only woke up because she said “hey you, it’s breakfast time”. Whatever.

So anyways, here’s sort of up-close shot of the stitch detail. Of course, with Cocoa’s little mitten paw.

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So anyways, it’s a bit cold(er than yesterday) today. Cocoa has been super clingy today, even more so than usual – she’s been sitting on my lap all day (well, other than while she was sitting on the sweater for the pictures). Isn’t that sad all I want to do, is just to crawl back to bed?

Anyways, back to the topic of sweater knitting, my main concern for the moment is yardage. I’m using LB Wool-Ease and I thought I had 5 skeins of this gray, but turns out I only have 4. Now I’m down to approximately a skein and half, and I don’t know if I have quite enough. I’m crossing my fingers I do. I suppose the worst case scenario would be having a 3/4 sleeves instead of full, long sleeve like I wanted to. And/or go out and buy an extra skein (which who knows when that’s going to happen) and use that for the collar and sleeve cuffs – not super concerned about dyelot for those. I should have double checked to make sure I indeed had 5 skeins. Yikes.

Back to sweater knitting or something something

April 9, 2010

So I started to knit again. Seemingly it’s getting a bit late for a sweater, but since this week so far has been almost back to winter-like weather, I guess it’s not too weird after all.

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It’s still at very “beginning” stage, so there isn’t much to look at. I started it on like, Tuesday (and now it’s Friday today) but what you see in the picture is about only a day worth of knitting. I started and gotten pretty far on the first day, then I haven’t done much since. I sort of blame it on the weather – gloomy weather isn’t so motivating.

There isn’t much to talk about at the moment, since you know, there isn’t much there to begin with. More juicy details on the sweater to come with further progress, and when my eyes aren’t so tired. I was fine even 5 minutes ago but suddenly my eyes feel tired (and I don’t mean “feeling sleepy”). It’s kinda weird to describe it, but really, that’s what it is – they’re just “tired”.

So yeah.