Deriviknit

The knitting blog by geeks, for geeks.

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Thursday, November 24, 2005

Procrastination Station

Unfortunately, the shawl progress is stuck. At the 11th repeat. When we were doing 12 repeats I was okay, but that 13th repeat will kill me, KILL ME I say. I was supposed to have it finished and sent to work with Mike yesterday to give to his dad where Lisa can pick it up Friday night. I will send it tomorrow instead and hope the timing works out perfectly. In hindsight you will probably wish we had used wool to knit these shawls, Lisa. Not only because of the matrix hassles but because of the snow. It's very winter-ish out there!
I must go do laundry, it is taking over our bedroom. I don't know who sneaks into our house and puts their dirty clothes into our pile, but I wish they would STOP! Doing laundry requires me going to a laundromat since the bathroom installation of 2005 is not complete and I have no laundry facilites in my house. I do however have a shower and sink in my downstairs family room, which is really not as charming as it sounds.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Progress Report

I'm half-way finished (as long as we are doing 12 repeats of the pattern... how many repeats are we doing, Lisa?)! Only 113 more rows or 7910 more stitches to knit. Yikes, that sounds scary. I might have to take a little break from it today though, since it has turned Mr. Freezie outside and I have everything but the finger cover left on Mike's fingerless mittens. The man works at a computer and missing digits would probably significantly decrease his productivity. They're pretty boring looking, but I'll post pictures and details when they are done.
In other news, has anybody used this knitting software for their palm? Knitting and my palm pilot - a combination of two very fun activities!

Monday, November 14, 2005

This Could be Fun!

I love a challenge. After reading Lisa's post yesterday, I called her to make sure she was okay because crying while knitting does not sound okay. She said she was feeling better, but how could she feel okay, with only 2 weeks until the wedding and two shawls left to knit out of matrix (AKA shitrix)? I knew what I had to do. I ran out to Lens and picked up some shitrix to make one more shawl. For the past day I have been knitting in my free time, and that's all. I've never knit so fast or been more dedicated. I can't believe my productivity! If I did this all the time I'd be cranking out knitted stuff like you've never seen. I am 3.5 repeats through, with 8 left to go, and 11 days until the wedding. In mathematical terms, that means I have to knit like a demon if I'm going to get this thing done. Stay tuned, I might actually keep you updated!!
scarf V2