Saturday, September 13, 2008

Very Sleepy So No Clever Title

First off a quick update on what I did Thursday night. I went to the local Irish pub to hear my friend Jim (a.k.a. James Patrick Morgan) perform. Jim has an amazing voice and he covered a whole range of songs. He even played Hootie and the Blowfish and Oasis, two of my all-time favorite bands, so he was ok by me :) A lot of my friends were out that night as well and I had a lovely time hanging out with everyone and letting my friend E.B. put me in stitches by just being himself. A good time was had by all and I'm glad I actually went out.

Fast forward to now

Do you ever have one of those moments when you are working on something and you realize that no matter how hard you try things aren't going to work out? But you realize you are also too far gone to start over? That's where I am with this Warm Woolies vest I'm knitting.
I have about 6 more inches to knit of the front and back of this thing and I'm not going to have enough yarn. Don't believe me?
Yeah, not enough. My frogging back point would have been when this was only 5 or 6 inches long but now I'm really in the thick of it. My solution is to keep knitting and sub in another yarn when this one runs out. Yeah, I guess I forgot to mention that I only have 2 skeins of the color that I've been using. Thankfully I have the same yarn in a different colorway so maybe it won't be too bad. We shall see.

I also realized that I never showed you the finished swift that I was making last week.
I used this set up a few times but ended up taking the lazy susan back. It was the cheap plastic kind and every 20 or so turns the little do-dad (technical term) on the bottom wouldn't spin correctly and the whole thing would almost fly off the tray table it's sitting on. I went back and purchased a 14" bamboo lazy susan that was $3 more than the plastic one and it works much better. The plastic one did work for a little while.
So I wound up a few skeins that were lying around. The new and improved swift being used for skeining yarn for dyeing which may or may not take place tomorrow depending on how tired I am after church.
Cat included for scale...kind of.

The ball of yarn that was on the original swift in the pictures above is my Stop Light colorway. I used the swift to reskein it and took some better pictures of it.
It really reminds me more of sherbet when it's been reskeined but I don't know if I will change the name.
Still pretty though!

Tonight's Penelope pictures show two of the many sides of my cat:
Sweet and innocent
and grumpy and unconcerned.


TheTwistedPurl said...

Nice swift! Good luck on your pattern, the different colors will just make it much more unique. I love your cats moods, sound a lot like myself.

Kate_knits_a_bit said...

A contrasting yoke will simply frame their little face:>
And still yay on your swift!

Kate_knits_a_bit said...

PS - glad you had fun on your night out :>