This is what I did this weekend. Played around on the computer and watched a lot of shows. Kinda feel like it is a weekend down the tube, but not if I have a sweater to show for it soon, right?
also, some random thoughts I had this weekend. Miley Cyrus is "Finally happy again" according to some magazine I was checking out. Now, I hate to belittle, but c'mon Miley! You are 16. You have yet to see your worst moments. I think the words finally and again should be cut outta your mouth. Just sayin.
There are some places you just can't remove pet hair from. Never.
A spider crawled across my face right when I was dozing off the other night. It freaked me out. I had to text about it. Then, I tweeted. haha.
I have been reunited with A Softer World. Someone I had a very unhealthy relationship with once upon a time, told me that the site reminded him of me. I freaked out and stopped reading it. But really, there is a reason, I love it. It is exactly my humor. I am no longer freaked out, but I would love to produce work personally that nailed me so exactly like A Softer World. I'll put them up on the sidebar when I feel like editing my layout. Later.
Everyone I know seems to be planting lately. Have all of us always been gardening and I didn't notice? Have my friends just become grownups? Is it an economy thing? Hopefully, from the sounds of it, every one will be stuffing their faces with good for you fresh from the garden veggies. Go us. If I get a single vegetable from my garden and the basil perks up, I'll be in heaven. Mind you my garden is a bunch of pots. I don't know if I'll have a successful pot harvest (HA!) but I"m going to try.
If you don't already know the Semi-Crazy Blonde Girl she is putting out a webcomic that debuts on June 2nd... Bus Stop Comic Check it out and feed back. She has been working like crazy and I think most of us know how hard it is to put ourselves out there for the world to see. If it takes off, maybe they will come visit me next year for the San Diego Comic Con... hint.
Also I made a new friend who makes a comic that is new this year as well. I'm all about promoting my friends, even if I only have two readers, but check out Near and Far. They are in the middle of a hiatus while scripts are written, but it'll be back soon. And I know, most of you would be totally excited to know it is drawn by a knitting male and really, whatever it takes to get you over there. They will be at ConnetiCon. If you are an East Coaster or just happen to be there and you are a "con" type (don't lie, I know you are) go buy their stuff. Or just say hi I've heard of you.
I didn't mean to turn into a promoter, but honestly, while I'm at it. If you are ever in Seattle check out Mutual. You can find them on Facebook and on Twitter as MutualTunes. I have yet to see them perform live, but I think their music is great and I'm really impressed with their growth. Check em out.
You know what, tell em I sent ya. Maybe someday when they get merch, I'll get a little something.
Ok I am off to clean the bathroom then reward myself with cookies and ice cream. Go me.
Remember me mentioning I maybe wanted another project to work on? I want something that is simple, done when I cut my yarn and something I can wear. That is flattering, no less.
I think I may have found it. The Buttony Sweater from OhMyStars
I think I have enough bulky yarn sitting around for this at home. Then I only need awesome buttons. I think I already have some of those sitting around at home anyway because I bought two sets of large buttons for Sylvi to give me something to choose from. I'm still undecided which set I will use, but the other will probably end up on Buttony.
...knitting to a length measurement. You know in knitting patterns, perhaps on a sleeve, it says knit for 13" or something like that. Then you work on the back of the sweater pattern which has a pretty cabled chart like, oh say, I don't know... the Sylvi sweater, wherein every single row is accounted for? And you have to stretch it like oh say, I don't know 20% during blocking to get to the patterns dimensions then you go to block the sleeve and you don't have to stretch it at all. One might say, "Oh hey, that's great. Less work." And while that is true the result is two different fabrics on the back than on the sleeves.
The sleeves are thicker, heavier and dense while the back lightweight and open. I'm thinking the best solution would be to measure my gauge on the back of the sweater, reknit the sleeves and re-block them again, in order to keep the sweater consistent and continuous and beautiful.
Or do I just not care? Chances are very good, that is the case.
The back of Sylvi is blocking all alone because I don't have room for more pieces at one time. I think blocking will take place in three stages, this one with the back piece, one with two sleeves and one with the two front pieces. Yesterday I finished the right front piece with almost inches of yarn to spare on the skein. The left front needs to be redone around the neckline because I completely botched it up and thanks to the lovely folks in the Sylvi KAL group on Ravelry, I now understand exactly how it works. I was a complete dope and thought I read k2tog which was not there. WHOOPS!
After blocking one should be ready to piece together and pick up the hood. However, I had another brilliant idea not to carry my yarn back to San Diego and it will be shipped from Seattle. But I'm out. Again. I'm brilliant. On payday I need to roam around looking for a lining fabric anyway.
That makes the Saoirse Shawl my knitting and damn. I'm on row 35. I've been on row 35 all day. I want to pick up something else because I am bored with it, but if I do, will I ever really come back to it? Maybe. I do have the Juno Regina on the needles still and Trifarina did finish one already making me feel guilty. I am slightly over it because hello, size twos, mohair and beads. But we all know I'm not knitting on it like I should be and the cousin I am making it for just graduated high school. At this rate I might finish it before her wedding day.
OK! I'll get on it today and save the Saoirse Shawl for the BBQ tomorrow with my knittaz. If you are an Infinite Knitter, we are BBQ'ing at one of our knitters homes. This means there is likely not to be a showing at Starbuck's tomorrow. A very rare occurrence for a monday night. If it is your first night to meet us, I'd wait till next week.