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Tres Chic Veronique


scattered but productive knitting

I found the perfect thing to do while waiting for my boss' annotations on my thesis: knit! Unfortunately, this is frenetic knitting, and not very soothing. It is productive however.
Perfect for Mermaid, which is all garter stitch, with over 100 st per row. Since last week, I've heroically knitted, on size ONE needles, from the halfway point of the back to the beginning of the right front. That's what, 25% of the body? I'm counting that each front is 25% and the back is 50% (and the sleeves don't count, but for those who want to know, I've knitted one already). So I'm 75% done! See, math can be a good thing.

...Also perfect for the Vinternatt mitten, for which I have to forget about all outside distractions and focus on the chart. The key here is to *forget all outside distractions*. (Look closely: do you see I received Jess Hutch's robot booklet?)

Of course, I couldn't keep my focus for too long so I also worked on the DNA scarf. I have 4 balls of Knit Picks' Andean silk, and I'm into the 3rd one already. Yes! My labmate Karen agrees that it indeed looks like DNA.
Oh, and I haven't shown you the brioche capelet, which I completed last week and wore to The Point last friday. I forgot to ask Marie and E to take a pic though, so you just get a mirror shot.

Hopefully this nervous energy will not last... Good thing I get to hang out with friends this weekend. I get to help my friend BB, who's in the planning stages of a cabled sweater for her husband. Now, she's only knitted one sweater ever, so I envisioned a plain sweater with one cable down the front. After a long time spent looking for a pattern with him, she eventually gave up and let him find his own. Now this cracks me up: he bought an Alice Starmore book on amazon! He gets points for finding the best designer, but this would be BB's second sweater ever.... Gulp.

By Veronique
On Wednesday, November 23, 2005
At 11/23/2005 12:12:00 PM