Thursday, October 9, 2008

A Sign of the Times

You know that something in your life has gone tragically wrong when, instead of a sweater's worth of yarn, you choose to get yourself this for your birthday...


I guess I fall into the category of people that are leery about spending on "frivolous" things in case the economy tanks even more in the future. But, that's OK because Kristel on Ravelry did the sweetest thing yesterday. She noticed that I queued her great bayret pattern and sent me a message asking if I'd like a copy for my birthday. Isn't that nice? I really hope I can find time to cast on this weekend.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Noooooo!


I'm going to run out of yarn. I've been (slowly) plugging away on a nearly 100% stockinette stitch sweater. Ya, fun. It's made a knitting machine look awfully appealing.

I've completed the arms, fronts, and most of the back, on this yoked sweater. I'm not going to have enough yarn to complete the yoke. The sad part is that I've held it up to me and it appears that it may be too large around. What do I do? Continue into the 80's and make it an off the shoulder sweater? Rip back and start over?(I assure you this is not an option) Knit the yoke and button bands in a different colour? use a different dye lot? Put it in the "ugh" pile and call it good?

I've already searched Ravelry to see if anyone has the yarn in the same dye lot. Nope.

In cooking news: Do you make lasagne with no boil noodles? Do they often become curly? Mine do. I figured it was normal, until this morning. I was watching a Cooks Illustrated podcast on lasagne and they said to soak the no boil noodles in hot water for 10 minutes. The curling will stop!