Monday, August 22, 2005

Yesterday at a truck stop east of Cambridge, Ontario on the 401, somebody did this to my car.


Some people suck Posted by Picasa

Double click on the image to see the total carnage. I am going to put filler on it now.

As a matter of fact, yes, I am peeved. But what can I do? I was standing there with my coffee, in the parking lot, staring at it, and other people came and stood around saying they were so sorry. And then, rather than using this truck stop, they were just driving away. I don't blame them. It's the only way to say "this sucks" that I could think of too. What are the staff going to do, look at the parking lot security tapes?

I guess that's what I get for being a "bimmer bitch".

I finished tying one sleeve worth of loose ends on Manhattan this weekend, and saw "The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill", and did a ball of Norah Gaughan's Ribbed Lace from GOL. Maybe I'll have a picture of one of those next time.

Manhattan, still

I started Manhattan on 29 November, 2004, and I think it's never going to end. It was lying around like this:


Manhattan from the inside Posted by Picasa

When I was in Maine and my younger sister saw it. Her comment was "Why would you make something like that?" I turned it right-side out, and it all became clear. But still, I calculated about 700 loose ends to deal with. I hope I'm doing it all right.

I also hope it ends soon.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

"Moor's story

This is Moor.

Moor is from "Yorkshire Fable". You might not recognize it.



I seem to have deviated a bit Posted by Picasa from the pattern. You can see the original here: http://www.colourway.co.uk/rowan/yfable/yfable.htm
It clearly has no skulls or scorpions but whatever.

I knit this sweater in the round, as not specified in the pattern instructions.
And then I did "fair isle short row shoulders in the round" as taught on Janine's blog at http://feralknitter.typepad.com/feral_knitter/

Try it, it works.

The instructions are written for working the shoulder seam with an i-cord bind-off, but I've never done that, and Moor called for a knitted-off shoulder and why would I want to do that, since I had deviated from the pattern so much?

From the outside:


A look at the shoulder. To me it's acceptable, but my standards may be low. Posted by Picasa


This is the same seam from the inside. Posted by Picasa

I three-needle binded (bound?) off the shoulder seams, which involved a lot of yelling at my family to be quiet (why is it that I always need to bind the shoulders together at 1 pm on Saturday, when I have had too much coffee and not enough food, and there are always 11-year-olds who need to practice their quiet inside voices while I'm doing it?)

And then I finished this:


And this is my fakey-fakey Delphine Wilson knock-off, which I call Admonition. It looks fabulous on the mannequin, but those shoulders were hell, I must say. Posted by Picasa

Now, if only I could finish Manhattan. Or, as I now call it, due to the americana colorway, Syracuse.