Friday, September 21, 2007

A look back & current projects

I came upon this Polaroid in my parents' photo album & borrowed it to scan - me (on the left) knitting, 1983. Obviously creating thrills a-plenty for the person on the right.
Argosy scarf is blocking on the ironing board. The shade of purple doesn't come through so well in this photo. I made it wider than the original, since I'm not a real skinny-scarf kind of person. It still seems kind of skinny to me, but it was also curling like crazy before blocking.

And Argosy baby blanket underway. I'm making Kay Gardiner's (of Mason Dixon Knitting fame) square-ish version of Vyvyan Neel's design (would Vyvyan Neel appreciate knowing I once had a cat named Vyvyan (named after Vyvyan on "The Young Ones.")?). (Excessive use of parentheses in one sentence??)So, the blanket started with one little square, and keeps expanding to the left & right until I'm half way through the yarn, then I'll start descreasing squares to get back to one little square at the other end. I found the other day that I have an odd number of skeins, so I've been pondering whether to just see when it feels like about halfway through skein #9, or whether to actually separate this skein into 2 parts & weigh to get the exact halfway point. I'm using Jaeger Baby Merino, 100% Merino wool, machine-washable. Not quite sure who it's for yet, but there are 3 more babies coming up, between work & cousins, so no lack of potential recipients.
And, yes, getting married in 2 days. Just a few little things to do between today & tomorrow. K's driving up to Syracuse to pick up the best man, who just had to move down to SC about a month ago. My mom & I will look for a bouquet. And I'm just having a little quiet time with the computer early in the morning.


Blogger Bashirs Momma said...

Love the 1983 photo... what's that I hear in the background? A little H&O music? I bet there is...

Post wedding photos!!

9:21 PM  
Blogger Claire said...

Hell no! 1983 would be the Police.

6:41 PM  
Blogger Dearest Cupcake said...

Were you knitting leg warmers to go with your tapered jeans?

3:55 PM  

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