Monday, March 29, 2010

I Swear This Isn't My Fault!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/theroyalfamily/7069612/Prince-of-Wales-leading-wool-fashion-comeback.html


Unless the drop in the English wool market really did start 2 1/2 years ago...........like when I stopped buying wool......................................

Hang On To Your Hats......Er, Needles......

All the actual quilting has been finished without a single swear word.  
Now normally I would know better than to provoke the Quilting Gods by uttering such an obvious boast, but I've already been flattened by them this morning, so I have been properly chastised already.  Now I'm doing the decorative stitching on the red & green squares, and just did one in the wrong direction and had to pick the entire thing out, so the Toni-Quilting equilibrium has been reestablished.  Still--there could be a finished quilt THIS WEEK!  I thought I should prepare you, just in case the shock might be too much for anyone....

There is a calendar hanging in my sewing room, which I see every day, and finally it occurred to me that March is almost over.  (I'm quick with these things....).  In December, I started a sweater for Andy's birthday--which is in July. In one of my deeper, more insightful moments, I have just realized........

The sweater will only be finished in time if I actually work on it.....

Pretty profound, huh?  So, yesterday I finished up the back of the sweater

and in spite of having changed the pattern to add 4 rows of ribbing to the bottom, it's STILL curling!
I don't know whether to be really annoyed or to admire its determination.  I'll hope blocking discourages it a bit.  I don't think Andy would really enjoy a little "frill" on the back of his sweater.

I cast on for the front--which I would be showing you a picture of if Blogger would cooperate.  It keeps adding those little your-picture-would-be-here-if-it-had-loaded squares, but no actual picture.  Oh well--it looks like half of the back.  I thought about casting on both pieces at the same time because then if I mess up at least I mess up symmetrically, but since that is a bit slower and July is coming up, I decided to take the more risky route--'cause that always works out sooooooo well for me in knitting..............