Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Same Sweater, Different Yarn or Same Yarn, Different Sweater

I decided that while I was here on vacation I was going to knit a sweater I know fits well with yarn I love. I started on it last summer, but the trip to see the real Jersey Boys took up vacation, so it didn't get done. Since I am hopeful that I'll have it ready for Stitch N' Pitch in late August at the Mariners game, I brought it with me to knit. I decided to take the yarn from a complete mess of a sweater project, and combine it with a sweater I loved knitting, fits well, and love wearing.

This is the failed project. The yarn is Knit Picks Shine in sport weight in the color Cherry. I love this yarn. I hated the fact that the sweater was a dismal failure, but was consoled by the fact that I love the yarn and would find another project for it.

This is the successful project. It is the Neckdown Shaped T Shirt by Knitting Pure & Simple. Love the sweater, and am very happy to have some yarn to knit it again because the fit came out so well. The texture of the knitted fabric is a bit rough because I'm using yarn from a frogged project, but it is coming out very nicely. It has such a nice hand to it that I am enjoying knitting with it again!

(In case you're wondering, I still don't have my camera, just old photos in my dear computer's memory.)

Speaking of which, I did have a picture of one of the baby projects in progress. It's almost done now. This is just the classic log cabin pattern (which seems to be hot right now since the Yarn Harlot is knitting one). I'm using Encore Colorspun by Plymouth Yarn, in "Baby Boy." I've brought along a stash of baby boy yarn for the other projects, since all of the expectant mothers are having boys this year.

Yesterday I went with Leslie to Taco Tuesday at the the Elks Club and had a fun time. I met some more neighbors, and many friendly and fun people. The more time I spend in Sequim, the more I am convinced Edgar picked the right place for us. God blessed us with our home here, and with the dear neighbors we have living next to us. They have become dear friends as well.

Since it's been raining for most of the day I did a little housework, and a lot of knitting. When there is a sunbreak, the dogs go out for a walk about. On one of their walk abouts, Johnny found something and decided he wanted to bring up to the house for me. A DEAD MOUSE!!!!!!. Fortunately I had the broom and dust pan in my hands, so the DEAD MOUSE was quickly swept up and tossed over the fence where Johnny couldn't get it again. Of course, after that, Johnny is looking at me like "don't you like my special present for you?" Don't worry, I very calmly explained I love all of his gifts, but A DEAD MOUSE needs to be kept in a special place ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FENCE. With that he went back out into the yarn and brought me a rock. I love the rock.

I've been listening to music while knitting with dogs all around me napping (we got up at 4:30 this morning, they're tired). Poor little Johnny, he's not used to a good sound system with the Bose speakers so some of the bass drums coming through the speakers startle him. He's getting use to it though.

Well, here comes a sunbreak so time for me to go take another walk about.



1 comment:

  1. Sue, glad you like the garden work table. It should come in handy when we really start the cleaning process. Nice little story about Johnny. He likes to p/u items and show them to everyone. Enjoy yourself and see you next week.