My current work in progress:

Moth Cardigan, designed byAmy Christoffers, knit from Rowan SoftYak DK in the Plain colorway, using U.S. size 3 and 5 needles.

Oh my gosh . . .

I thought I was busy at work. I didn’t know the meaning of the word busy until yesterday.

(Note to myself: Hunt down the guy who left on vacation yesterday so that his very large portion of the process we are working through was foisted onto me. Then stab him with steel dpns.)

Just kidding . . . sort of. Y’all feel sorry for me — I’m in papercut hell. I think I oughta file for workers compensation.

Yes, I know I’m whining, but it’s my blog and I’ll whine if I want to. Wait . . . a song is coming to me . . .

Thanks for all the Blog-iversary wishes yesterday. It was nice to see such a huge outpouring of support! And I was very impressed with the poetry and singing in my comments!

All the praise quite turned Izzy’s head!

izzy apr01 Oh my gosh . . .

Baby Norgi Debuts

The prototype of the Baby Norgi was given to the intended recipients at a baby shower last Sunday — photographic proof:

shower Oh my gosh . . .

I think the parents-to-be look pleased, don’t you? The baby is due in May, so hopefully the sweater will be cosy for the little guy next winter.

Hank 8 Update

Y’all deserve a photo, I think.

hank apr01 Oh my gosh . . .

I’m getting there. I’ve got a fair bit to go to finish the body, but it’s in sight.

Time to steel myself for another day at work. On the off chance that any of you are remotely interested in knowing what I’m working on, click here. But I warn you, you’ll be disappointed.

Happy Blog Day to Me

BirthdayCake Happy Blog Day to Me

It ain’t no April Fool joke — today is my blog’s birthday. One year ago today I started boring you with all the tedious details of my knitting. Seems like it was only yesterday . . .

In March 2002 I was out of town on a two-week (gag!) business trip. I was reading my knitting list digests in my hotel room one night and someone mentioned that she had started a knitting blog (can’t for the life of me remember who it was, though). I checked it out and always being willing to jump on the bandwagon with something new, hopped on over to Blogger and signed up for a blog.

When I returned home I figured out how to post my blog on my website and was off and running.

The ol’ blog has been through a few changes and a couple of URLs, but it’s still alive and kicking, as you all can see.

Nowadays I’m “no mail” on almost all the lists and I don’t miss ’em. I get plenty of knit interaction in the blog community. How we’ve grown in the past year!

Steek ‘n Sleeve Talk

Yesterday Katherine asked some steeky and sleevie questions in my comments about how I do stuff. I used to alternate the colors in my steeks to give a checkerboard effect, now I do them in stripes. The main reason I do them this way is because it’s easier for me — when doing checkerboard steeks I always managed to screw up one place or another and have two stitches of the same color on top of each other and that would annoy me, even though it doesn’t matter as it’s in the steek and doesn’t show in the final product. A benefit of stripey steeks is that it’s very obvious where to cut them down the center.

Have you all noticed that whenever you ask me why I do something a certain way the answer almost always is “Because I’m lazy?” Hmmmmmmm . . .

And about needles and sleeves . . .

I have both 16-inch and 12-inch circular needles, so hopefully will be able to knit the entire sleeve using those. I was able to with Oregon — I finished the cuffs with the 12-inch circulars and never had to resort to dpns. I experimented with using two circulars on Luskentyre and hated it, btw.

Izzy is careful to keep track of the rows on my chart for me.

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Odie’s Easter Socks

They are socks accompli:

eastersocks Happy Blog Day to Me

Official page here. But it’s the same photo as here.

I’ll give them to Odie today, assuming she’s at the office.

Yesterday on my way home from work it was snowing wildly. What the heck is with that?? I guess it was March going out like a lion. Or an early April Fool joke.