Thank you for all your lovely comments on my Lismore. A number of you have commented on how quickly I knit.
I still maintain that I do no knit particularly quickly. I’m just persistent.
I believe in project monogamy. I work on only one large project at a time, hence the illusion of speed. (I also like saying “hence.”)
For example, I knit only on Lismore all last weekend. While I do have a sock in progress. I did not touch it all weekend. so I made a lot of Lismore progress. Also, I’m now knitting sleeves, which go a heckuva lot faster than the body.
I have noted that I tend to finish colorwork projects more quickly than one-color projects. I don’t knit any faster on them, but I find them more entertaining, so tend to knit for longer periods of time when doing colorwork.
Several people have asked me if the Kauni wool is scratchy. Off the skein it is not what you would call soft, but I understand once washed it softens up nicely. As this is my first experience knitting with it, I can’t tell you how much yet. But I will after I wash and block the completed sweater.
Here is my Lismore progress from last night:
As you can see, not so much as over the weekend! Weeknight knitting time is sadly much abbreviated. But I’m hoping to get this sleeve done by the end of the week.
The inside of the sleeve:
I decided to try to make the two sleeves match. So far, so good:
Thank you to all of you who submitted data for my chart of baby foot sizes. I’ve put all the data into a chart, and it is available, in pdf format, here. I’m also linking to it from my free patterns page. I’ve put the measurements in inches and centimeters, and where there was more than one entry for an age, I listed them all.
While I realize that babies vary in size, it’s something to start from if you need to knit for an unknown baby.
Cha-cha-changes . . .
If you are reading this blog from my site (and not in Bloglines) you’ll have noticed some recent changes, courtesy of my awesome web guru. The template changed to a lovely new layout. I no longer have two sets of photos posted — the photos that are now in the blog entries are stored at a location other than Flickr, so should not be blocked for people reading at the office. And if you click on each photo in the post, a larger version displays. And of course we have the large rotating photo of my lovely spokesmodel.
But wait! There’s more!
There’s a feature in the comments that will now insert a link to your latest blog post (assuming you put your blog url in the appropriate box in the comment form) at the bottom of your comment — unless you tell it not to.
Another new (and I think wicked cool) feature is the ability to subscribe to my blog via email. The link to do so is up in the top right corner of the page. By subscribing via email you get each blog post emailed to you. And (now this is way cool) there is a graphic of a tiny speaker at the bottom of the email. If you click on that, it takes you to a site where you can have my blog post read to you. The automated reader is not perfect, but it does a pretty good job, I think.
Anyhow, you may have noticed some wonkiness here and there over the past few days, but I think the end result is worth the wonk.
In Other News
I’m thinking about quitting my job to travel around the world, appearing at small venues to perform dramatic recitations of Monty Python and the Holy Grail whilst turning the heel of a sock.
Whaddya think? Yes? No?
Lucy thinks I am nuts.