Sunday, March 16, 2008

An almost finished sweater

The EZ sweater is done, except for sewing up the sleeves. I'm not in the mood tonight, so maybe tomorrow. I'm very happy with the way it turned out. It is a tad bit bunchy in one section, almost like it needed another decrease round, but all in all I'm pleased with it. I'm thinking a nice blocking will straighten that out. I changed the pattern a bit during the last chart - I like mine better. EZ had some little rows going up in the neck that I didn't care for. Blocking will also fix the wonky neck. It is nice and warm - the way this weather is going, I may get to wear it this year.

I have been doing a little bit on the shrug I started last fall. I had goofed it up (actually screwed it up royally) and had to rip out 2 inches. With the two sweaters and the holiday knitting I just put it away till now. I've probably done 6 inches or so since I started back up again. The recipe calls for 25 inches total. I'm hoping to get 35 or more. Pam at Spiritwork made one and said it definitely needed to be much longer. I'm using some yarn I got at the fibre festival. Not sure if I would have enough so I got some Blue Sky Alpaca to add to the ends to make sure it would fit. If you look closely at the picture of the model in the picture, you will see how short the sleeve is. I'm hoping mine will come down 3 or 4 inches more than that.

Of course I have some brainless knitting going on - some socks for Joe out of the bamboo yarn. I am not loving this yarn as much as the trekking. This is the Pronatura w/bamboo.

I had my camera in my purse last week so took some pictures of my office. I work in a place with very small office areas so I am lucky to have so much room. It's cleaned up a bit now.

This is a view facing my boss' office,

and the view to the conference room:

I'm so lucky to have such a nice space to work in - especially compared
to my last job.

Both kids are on college break - I'm hoping that does not mean a lot of sleepless
nights for me.

Have a safe week.

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