Friday, March 18, 2005

I forgot to mention Rowan!

It totally slipped my mind, but I finally received my copy of Rowan magazine #37. It was such a tease going into a LYS and seeing it there. I only joined Rowan Int'l back in December, so I hadn't received any magazines yet. I started worrying that they had forgotten about me, until I read in the forums that other members were eagerly awaiting their copies as well. Whew!

After all that anticipation, it finally arrived - and I forgot to mention it. I spent the first evening cuddling it, and looking at the pictures over and over. Sad thing is, I probably won't knit anything from it. My favorite designs are either not flattering to the flabby, or knit in a gauge reserved for the patient. Check it out:

Hike in Calmer. Love it, but someone with a short attention span like me can't handle that much stockinette stitch at 21 sts/4"
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Two versions of Trek in Handknit DK cotton. This one's my favorite design, but again - the gauge!! I'm not brilliant enough to re-write the pattern for a larger gauge. Huh? What was I talking about?
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Hobo in Cotton Glace. Another buckle-y design.
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Elspeth in Calmer. Ok, I *might* do this one because I LOVE working with Calmer, and at least there is some patterning to keep me interested.
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Thursday, March 17, 2005

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Hallmark's servers must have been flooded with people picking up their e-cards again today because it took several tries before finally viewing mine from my SP. Hmm, this happened on Valentine's Day and they sent me an email saying how sorry they were for the "unexpected traffic" that delayed the receipt of my e-card and that it wouldn't happen again. I guess they didn't truly realize how popular their service is - or perhaps it's all of us Secret Pal participants hogging up bandwidth! Thanks, SP for continuing to think of me. :)

It cheered me up before my midterm exam. I like that my class is online because I can take my exam and know right away what my score is. By the way, I only missed one question, mom.

As promised, here is the photo of the completed sweater. You can view the original version of the pattern in my previous blog entry.

Rebecca #29 - Pattern #31 in Lang Eve yarn
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Wednesday, March 16, 2005

It's rough being a dog

While roasting this...

Gayo Mt. Sumatra - Sulawesi blend (my fav)
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... the dog was busy doing this:

Catching some California rays
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... then this:

Look at me! I'm a cow!
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... then a little patrolling:

"Why are humans so fascinated by me?"
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Last night I started putting together all the pieces of the blue mouline sweater. It actually came out cuter than it looked separately. Weird. I'll post a pic once it's all finished.

I've been studying really hard for yet another exam, but I did manage to get some errands done yesterday, including sending out the second gift pack to my Secret Pal. This one was a really good one, if I do say so myself. Quite generous indeed.

And deciding where to go for our summer vacation(s) continues to be the hot topic in our house. We both change our minds hourly, so it has been nerve-racking. Why can't it just be free of charge to stay at the Four Seasons Hualalai?

Monday, March 14, 2005

They grow up so fast... check out how much my tomatoes have grown in just one week! They were barely above the bottom ring last Monday!
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Yarn of the day: Rowan Kid Classic in shade 840 Crystal. Knitting Arts had a 20% off sale yesterday... who can resist that?!
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Sunday, March 13, 2005

Roast of the day: Ethiopia Harar Horse, sorta uneven (blonde beans in the center)
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