Okay. I knitted the Oregon Cardi earlier this year. Shortly thereafter, a new redesigned Oregon cardi appeared for sale at Virtualyarns.com.
Then I knitted Henry VIII. Shortly thereafter a new redesigned Henry VIII appeared for sale at Virtualyarns.com.
I’m knitting Marina now and am near the end. Anyone wanna guess what showed up on the Virtualyarns website the other day?
If I’m feeling extremely self-important, I conjecture that the Starmores read my blog. When I start knitting one of their designs, they hurry to get it up on their website asap so people who have seen mine will be able to order and knit it.
No, I don’t really think that’s what’s going on. But it would be really cool if it was, huh? HUH?
What? The world doesn’t revolve around me?
EX-treme Knitting Update!
The knitting of the Extreme Hedonism is done.
I knitted my end flap (which will be secured with velcro) in garter stitch, because I figured it wouldn’t roll. I’ll need to create the filling and stuff it, but I’ll do that after the Mouse-a-thon is over.
And probably after the current insanity at work is done with.
(At work, we are very soon going to kick off a huge project, which spawns a huge amount of work for us — posting details, explanations, FAQs, etc. on our website, setting up a List-SERV for updates about what all this entails, writing scripts for a Call Center, training our staff about what’s going, and conducting outreach for anyone who wants it. So I am in crunch mode.)
More than you wanted to know. But if you email me and I don’t respond in what you consider to be a timely fashion, all of the above is my excuse!
Even More Q&A
It’s fun to watch your sweaters-in-progress, which brought a question to mind. Do you keep any kind of knitting journal? If so, what is it like… detailed? just pictures? labels and yarn samples included? etc.
Do I keep a knitting journal? You’re reading it now.
Wendy, when you order from J&S do you tell them the name of the design you are ordering for, or do you just prepare the list of colors and order the right number per color, or both? thanks!
I just give them the list of colors, using their color numbers, and of course how many skeins I want of each color.
It’s my birthday this weekend and HRB has granted permission for a Dale kit (huh? what’s a dollie? you’re moving something?) purchase – any suggestions for a first timer?
A beautiful but easy Dale is the Sirdal pullover — you can check mine out in my knitting gallery.
And Let Us Not Forget . . .
Progress on the secnd sleeve is slow because I seem to be working late every day.
Lucy Sez . . .
Come! Join me in the happy mouse-a-thon dance!
For we have received mousies from Brynne in Boulder, CO, Laura in San Francisco, CA, and Jan in Glenshaw, PA. Thank you!!!
Ooh! Look at the total! we’re gonna break 1000 fer shure!
The deadline is September 30, but if you have mousies to send, send ‘em in now! We won’t be conducting the raffle until I’m reasonably sure I’ve got all the mice that y’all have sent.
Happy weekend, all!