Good Wool for All

Musings on knitting and life.

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Location: 6 Miles from Lost City, On Clear Creek, in Oklahoma, United States

I'm a quiet soul living in the foothills of the Ozarks in rural Oklahoma. I am not of the plains - I am of the hills, valleys, water and wind.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Twenty Three Years Ago

I pushed. I moaned. I ate crushed ice and lemon balls. I pushed and moaned some more.
After one good scream from me, I heard one good cry from you.
I knew my life would never be the same.

Now twenty-three years have passed and you still amaze me.

Like last week when you said, "Instead of an ipod, can I have an acetylene torch for my birthday?"

I love artist people.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Missing him...

I've got to say -
the man I love writes the most amazing cards.

It's almost worth being alone for a week to receive one in the mail.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Next Project!

Pattern Cable Trim Pullover from Fall 2006 Vogue
Yarn Berroco Salt & Pepper Ultra Alpaca (dark gray)

I'm not fond of ribbed waists and wrists. They are just not flattering unless you are uber thin. Which I'm not. So I'm thinking a simple folded under hem on sleeves and body will be better suited for my frame. I may lengthen the body of the sweater by maybe an inch as well.

The yarn was originally bought to make the Marcel's Sweater in the Interweave Favorites book. But while swatching I realized that the legend for the chart had five blank squares. Five! I've emailed Interweave, twice, requesting errata but so far no response. In the middle of the night this sweater popped into my noggin. First thing this morning I checked the yarn requirements (they used Blue Sky Alpaca) and I have enough of the Berroco! I even have the right size needle. Now how good is that???

IK emailed the corrections to the Marcel's Sweater and should have them posted on their website any day now. If you can't find it - email me and I'll get them to you!

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Combatting an old adage of excessive consumerism

I no longer believe in the old saying that the one who dies with the most wins. Really - I don't.
Long ago I uttered these words to my sister - and now cringe when she repeats it.

At time I've looked at my stash in frustration. And really it's not much in the way of "STASH". In my purse I've have carried an index card around for months now that has 12 inch fringes of yarn that I'm trying to match for a fair isle sweater in fingering weight.

I don't need to die with the most.

What I would like is to knit with beautiful yarn. And make beautiful, well fitted garments for myself and those I love. That implies - to me at least - less stash - more FO's.

Well - that's the crux of the whole knitting experience now isn't it?

Having said that.....
I bought yarn yesterday while Sis and I were at Gourmet Yarn . The new Best of Interweave has several garments that called my name but I chose only one in keeping with my new goals of less stash, more FO's. The Marcel's Sweater by Veronik Avery is my first new project of the year. The yarn is Berraco Ultra Alpaca in DK weight, colorway Salt & Pepper.

First thing is to learn a new cast on. The Tubular Cast On.

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