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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Another Finished Object

I finally finished the placed cable aran sweater from Fall's Interweave Knits magazine. Woo-hoo!


I adjusted the pattern to knit the body of the sweater in the round with a 3-needle bind off for the shoulders. The sleeves were knit in the round, bound off and sewn to the body of the sweater.

I ended up knitting the small size, as I wanted a more snug fit than appears in the magazine.

Now, I just have to block the sweater! Yay!


Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Monkey the Destructicat

Wednesday, April 16, 2008



When my sister called me up last week and asked if I just happened to have any finished baby girl items on hand, I was happy to dig up this little unfinished gem.


I had started making it a few years ago after one of nieces was born. Unfortunately, by the time I was getting close to finishing she had already outgrown the sweater. So I was happy to dig it up and sew it together and knit the button bands.

I hope my sister's friend likes it! And hey, at least I finished something.

Monday, April 07, 2008

Jury Duty

(Yes, I know this photo is a smidge blurry, but it really captures how much Mabel really loves the upstairs bathtub. She used to just sit in there to be petted and hang out, but now she mostly hides from Monkey in it.)

So my jury "Group" out of 15 available this week was picked to arrive bright and early this morning (no later than 8:30 am). Within an hour, my name was called for the first group sent for jury selection, and wouldn't you know it...once we settled in in the courtroom my name was the first called.

The bad news--I'm making a whopping $15 per day (thanks so much, CA). The good news is that the trial should be concluded this week.

Oh yeah, and next week it's Griffin's turn for jury duty. One of these days we are going to sync up and unleash some super justice on SF...or at least get to hang out sipping coffee while we chat and wait and make fun of the jury service video...