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Mark, you are amazing. My desk is so much happier now that it has some flair. Is it wrong to sit in my darkened room listening to music and staring at the purple glitter? I hope not...

In other, and more yarn related, news, I present:

The Arwen Sweater from Interweave Winter, 2006. Made with 13 balls of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino in Chocolate. Yummy.



Something that didn't occur to me until I was actually wearing the sweater in the real world (that's right, didn't occur to me the 500 times I tried it on in my apartment) is that the sleeves are funky. How? They aren't knitted from cuff to shoulder, they are knitted straight from underarm to underarm. Make sense? No? Let me try again...In order to easily incorporate the lovely cable detail on the cuffs, the rows are knit the length of the sleeve, so each row goes horizontally from cuff to shoulder (instead of working in the round from cuff to shoulder). This makes the columns of stitches, which in my opinion should be going up and down the arm, go AROUND the arm. Basically, if freaks me out to look at the sleeves. I'm actually considering ripping them out and re-making them. If you were able to follow my description on that, let me know your opinion. If you have access to Winter 06, take a look and maybe you'll get what I'm saying.
One last thing, I made Lexi some birthday socks.

These have a story: When we were roommates in college, I noticed Lexi putting on NEON pink socks one day. I think my reaction was something like: ARE YOU ACTUALLY GOING TO WEAR THOSE IN PUBLIC?!?!?!?! A few days later, as I turned down my sheets to get into bed, BAM! Neon pink socks in my bed! OK, it sounds kind of lame on here, but trust me, it was hilarious. Plus, my retaliation was glass shards (they were really plastic) in Lexi's bed. And yes, we are still good friends. College. Miss it.

6 comments:

neuminous said...

...and by "amazing" you mean "geeky beyond measure"....
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I felt all warm and fuzzy just to know that Lava Lamp is still in business, still selling bottles of colored oil and wax and a light bulb which are oh-so-much more than the sum of their parts.
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But this is a knit blog. OK. So, can you knit by the light of your USB lava lamp? Does it contribute to the hypnotic rhythm of knitting? Or is it too much, a narcotic interaction, like taking antihistamines and muscle relaxers?
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~m
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BrandyMcD said...

By looking at the sweater I think the sleeves look fine, but if it is going to drive you crazy...

I love the pink socks. What a cute story. There is a cartoon in the paper (I don't remember the name) in which the cat has an ongoing snuggly love affair with his little pink sock. I'll try to cut it out for you sometime.

jeekeehoo said...

I love the little pink sock affair. I think the strip is Mutts (?). Whenever I feel especially snuggly myself I sing "littlepinksocklittlepinksock" to myself..ok and maybe Mark can hear me too.

Abby, I know just what you mean about the sleeves. I knit a sweater with that style and it drives me crazy but that's mostly because the sleeves ended up way too long. How would you fix it at this point without ripping out the hood and the top of the sweater too? Or do I not understand how the pattern really goes.

jeekeehoo said...

AND! I should have started my comments with AWESOME!! You did an excellent job, so even, especially on the cables! Love it! And you look great in it!

BrandyMcD said...

Yep, that's the name Jen. Thanks! Now I can sleep.

burab said...

You cannot knit by the light of a USB lava lamp. At least, not if all other lights are turned off.