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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

A FO, a new project and a little whining

Last night we went to a corporate event at the MoMA to see their new exhibit Home Delivery. We got there and I think there were more people at the event then there normally are when you just go to the museum. The upside was that they were serving lots of booze. We grabbed a drink and hung out by the little pool they have out in the sculpture garden and people watched for a while. The exhibit it all about modern design and in particular prefab houses. They are building a couple prefabs on the MoMA lots which I’m assuming you can tour but since this event was a few days before the actually exhibit opens we didn’t get to look at the actual houses. There is another exhibit on the 6th floor relating to this whole prefab thing so we checked that out after we got tired of commenting on some of the lovely outfits we saw. There were so many people in the exhibit though that I started to get a little overwhelmed so we decided to leave and come back after the exhibit opens. It was all very interesting but I just couldn’t take all the people.

I finally took some pictures of the Somewhat Cowl but only one is really worth showing you and frankly its not even that nice. Maybe when I find the charger and Carl’s home I can have him take a few good pictures. I like the way it turned out but the gauge was a little big from the get-go so it doesn’t fit perfectly. I tried to compensate for the gauge by knitting a smaller size and I am happy with the way it turned out. Next time I make thing (and I think there may be a next time) I will actually use DK weight and not worsted like I did for this one. It needs to be washed and blocked a little bit but I’ll do that this weekend sometime. Its not like I’m going to be able to wear it anytime soon what with it being a cashmere blend and hot as freaking hell.

I started the trellis and pear cylinder by Sarah Hood on Monday and I’m liking the way it’s knitting up. I’m using the alpaca lace weight I bought in San Francisco. It’s a little hairy so the stitch definition isn’t as nice as I would like but I know it will be super warm come winter so I’m not going to complain. I do need to purchase some pointer needles because the ones I picked up at Stitches East are crap when I have to knit 2 together. But I’ve managed to do 4 or 5 repeats and though it is fiddly its working.

I’m most excited to tell you about the knitting retreat I signed up for. November 1st and 2nd I will be in Alexandria, VA doing this. I really can’t wait. I’ve never done a knitting retreat before and I’ve had this book on my wishlist at amazon for a while now just waiting for it to come out. I hope to learn a lot and maybe meet a few new knitter friends!

Our laptop is dying a slow and painful death and its really starting to annoy me. We tried to get a new one this weekend but Best Buy was out of the one we want and they said it would be on the truck for delivery on Tuesday. My mom was going to pick it up for us yesterday but they didn’t come on that truck. The next shipment will be tomorrow so I hope she can pick one up for us and get everything installed so I can pick it up this weekend. A new computer will make blogging so much easier. I really can’t wait.

I’ve been so tired this week all I want to do is sleep. People are honking like crazy outside right now and its really pissing me off. I’m too tired and worn out to listen to the lovely sounds of Manhattan right now. I wish I could sit on a porch somewhere quiet and have a nice cold cocktail. Oh well I guess I’ll have to deal with having my cocktail on our couch listening to the sounds a jackasses honking. Ok I’m off to knit. If there are any typos here I’m sorry I’m really too tired to proof read this. Have a good night!

1 comment:

Queen of the froggers said...

I like your cowl sweater as it looks so comfortable.