How did we end up here? We've lived in Northern Illinois for 23 years. Way too long for this vegetarian! Thankfully, we're only a Metra ride away from Chicago.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Spring, Where are you?

I started the Rusted Root shirt over the weekend. I picked up some Lion Brand Cotton Ease Friday. It's half the price of Brown Sheep Cotton fleece so I thought I'd give it a try. The yarn calls for US size 8 needles, the pattern calls for US size 6 needles, and I got gauge with 5. We'll see how this turns out.
Here's what it looks like this morning...

I have about four more inches left to knit for the body then on to all the finishing ribbing on the neck, sleeves, and bottom. I went with the medium size as I plan on wearing it over a tank/cami.

My husband has been wondering what the heck I have been working on with a 2' X 4' piece of homosote board from the hardware store.

Now he thinks we're ready for a picnic on the floor but really it's a blocking board. Simple things like this make me smile. It took me a couple of stores before I found the right fabric with a 1" square. For about $10 in materials I finally have a dedicated board to block my knitted items.

There's a little podcast called Lime & Violet. They're hosting a sleepover the weekend of June 16th in Omaha. I mapquested it last night, about 6 hours from here. So I was thinking....


Anonymous Stephanie said...

I love the blocking board. You're pretty clever.

8:07 AM


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