Disjointed and Photoless

That’s pretty much the story of my life these days. Today is the first day in over a week that hasn’t been overcast, and of course I have nothing to photograph.

Typical.

So, lets just look at this post as an exercise in imagination, shall we?

I finished my February Lady Sweater, and tossed it in the washer, since the tag said that the Brooks Farm Mac-Acero was superwash. Except for how it wasn’t. It didn’t felt up hard like a pair of slippers, but it’s definitely a bit smaller than I intended. I sniffled over it for a few minutes, but I didn’t actually rage about it. Lucky for everyone concerned, it fits my mother reasonably well.

I also finished the Firestarters with about twelve yards of yarn left over. They’re lovely, although I’ve made some modification notes in case I decide to do them again. I either need to a) pay attention to row gauge or b) stop increasing on the gussets a few rounds earlier. But oh goodness, are they ever lovely!

Still working away on Ancient Woodlands, doing seemingly endless rows of seed stitch for the border. It just keeps getting prettier and prettier. Soon I’ll be ready to unzip the provisional cast-on and do the whole thing again. I’d better get a move on, because the second shipment is supposed to be coming at the end of the month.

What else, what else?

Things at work have been a bit on the crazy side, what with campus services periodically winking out of existence. Something about new load balancers on the servers not necessarily balancing so much as overloading. I’m seriously considering sending chocolate and or beer over to the wizards in the IS department, they must be just about ready to mutiny.

And, just to put the lie to the title of this post, here’s the one good shot I seem to have on my camera.

PeaceAfterRain

My beloved Peace Rose after a night of rain.

Next time, knitting pictures, I promise!

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8 Responses to Disjointed and Photoless

  1. Bells says:

    beautiful peace rose! Gosh 12 yards isn't much is it? Sometimes we do cut it rather fine.I think maybe there's a lesson there that we should never really trust/believe a superwash wool to be what it say. Thank goodness it fits your mother!

  2. Rose Red says:

    The rose is just lovely.Gee, thank goodness your FLS fits your mum – I'd be spewing if that happened to me (the shrinkage I mean, not the giving away of handknits!!)Look forward to seeing your Firestarters!

  3. I'm sorry about your sweater… but at least you found a worthy recipient. Your rose is so beautiful with the drops of water resting on it.

  4. fefferknits says:

    The rose is gorgeous! I can smell it just looking at it. I'm still so sad about your sweater. :pout: Are you going to make another one?

  5. Nora says:

    I'm sorry about the sweater… I'm so glad it fits your mom.Pretty rose!

  6. TinkerTots says:

    You didn't say it felted when you mentioned it came out too small! I just about had a heart attack reading that. 😦 No paired photo of FLS, dangit.Missing y'all on Mondays. See you in a couple of weeks.

  7. What a gorgeous rose!

  8. Chandler says:

    Confession: I have never knitted an actual sweater. I'm too terrified of putting in all that work, and then finding out the gauge lied, or gaining/losing weight, or washing it and seeing it felt, or whatever. So I definitely feel your pain about the superwash issue.(Is there a knitting therapy for this kind of phobia?)Beautiful rose photo, though! Those droplets are delicious.

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