Tuesday, December 30, 2008

We're Friends Again

My trusty sidekick and I have made upand we neither confirm nor deny the rumors that there was catnip involved. There will, however, be no more outdoor adventures without a leash. And a little word of advice:

NEVER UNDERESTIMATE HOW FAST A CAT IN A CAST CAN MOVE WHEN PROPERLY MOTIVATED

We did have a good crafting day, though. We sorted Christmas fabricswove in the ends for the lace scarf so it is completely finished:
worked on the new sweaterand swatched, measured, calculated, figured and cast on for the January Aran for the EZ Fans Yahoo Group I'm in:As I'm supposed to be leading this project, I thought it would be a good idea to get a few steps ahead. In true Elizabeth Zimmermann spirit, I have changed the pattern slightly. I believe she used a garter stitch border, and I created a K1, P2 ribbing. It isn't the stretchiest of ribbings, but I like the way it looks.

Only one day left in the year, and my stash-busting totals are currently:
Yards of fabric used: 72.847
Balls of yarn used: 118
Yards of yarn used: 19,183
Miles of yarn used: 10.897

Wow! More than 10 miles of yarn knit this year! My hands are suddenly very tired.....