Saturday, January 21, 2006

row by row

isn't there a song? something about making gardens grow? anyhoo, i thought it was an appropriate title for a post on sweater progress - which is definitely growing:



i finished the dark green portion, started on light green portion, AND did my armhole shaping:



the directions on the armhole shaping weren't all that clear (i.e., they asked me to bind off stitches at the end of a row), but through application of common sense and a phone call to mags, i perservered. now i just keep knitting for a few more inches (probably closer to five inches, but who's counting), shape the neck, bind off, and then i'm done!! with that back, that is. i still have the front and two sleeves. but i also have a cross-country trip next weekend, so lots of knitting time on the plane.

in other, non-knitting, news, last night was book club. it was the usual racuous affair, with yummy matt-made food, some discussion about the book, and a whole lot more discussion not about the book. this is my favorite picture from the night:



and this is what i did shortly after taking that picture:



i feel asleep. on the couch, in the middle of raging book club. i would blame it on all the late hours i was keeping this past week because of a certain sweater obsession, but this is the third book club in a row where i have fallen asleep. so it must be something else. could it be, is it possibly that ... i'm growing old?

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

inch by inch
row by row
gonna make my garden grow
all it needs is a rake and a hoe
and a piece of fertile ground

revised-
inch by inch
row by row
gonna make my sweater grow
all it needs are my knitting needles
and a ball of lovely wool

what do you think? does this work?

Love, mom

12:50 PM  

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