Today, I start a baby sweater for my nephew. I purchased four skeins of Sirdar Snuggly Double Knitting in the color Stone while I was in Alexandria a few weeks back and a pair of size 7 Addi Turbos for the job.
I return to San Diego this evening after a heavy week of multibeam (swath bathymetry) data processing. I feel educated. Exhausted, but educated. Last night I took the Metro to Silver Spring, MD to meet a friend of mine. I was too late to visit his offices at NOAA, which I wanted to see, but it was a great night anyway.
Because I didn't have any opportunities to head to the capitol and learn something, my friend took me on a whirlwind evening tour in his jeep. So, few issues with the following pics, forgot my camera, my phone was dying, and we never actually stopped if a red light didn't make us. However, I still felt like these images told a story, so here you go.
I checked out of my hotel room this morning, which meant repacking. I did too much fiber shopping.
So once upon a time I bought this sweater at a garage sale. It was perfect actually. My car was totalled the day before and I was depressed. So my former room-mate took me garage hoppin', my family's term for shopping yard sales.
Anyway, this sweater was hideous. So I decided it was perfect for reinvention and recycling the yarn. I blogged about it a few times (here and here) in the process of knitting it into a pullover. Somehow I managed to completely forget to ever post it as a finished object. Not even on Ravelry (slacker).
It doesn't fit well. The sleeves are a little baggy, I added way too much room in the bust. The neck is a little snug for my head. With all of these issues it is still one of my most worn sweaters. Largely due to the poor fit and recycled yarn I didn't mind wearing it to sea and for work. It's machine washable so I will wear it gardening.
However, it was a pullover. And it's not often I wear a sweater all day and I don't like pulling it over my head over and over again. So I started wishing it was a cardigan, then I decided I wished it was a cardigan I could take to Costa Rica (as my heavy sea sweater). The other night, I found the leftover ball of yarn and before you know it, continuing along with the wardrobe re-vamp, I got me a new cardigan, however you see fit.
There are not many places someone can run in San Diego first thing on a Saturday morning looking for buttons. And you know I had to have buttons at 1 AM. So I found myself at Beverly's this morning. I took the only buttons I could find big enough, however, these things will have to be replaced. Possibly with travel buttons from either Virginia this week, or Costa Rica.