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Whatever happens to strike my fancy, but surely some sort of fiber content.


I was under the impression that "Toasty Toes" was more of a sport weight, and "Tiny Toes" more of a fingering weight.

I've only ever knit with Toasty Toes though.

By Blogger fillyjonk, at 9:24 AM  

I think the movie you watched last night was "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou". I actually liked that movie, but you have to be in the right frame of mind for its quirkiness. And while I was watching it, I wasn't sure what my final ruling would be, but I think the end won me over. And now, several months later, I forget most of the details of the movie and just have a general impression of it in my head. I guess I need to watch it again!

Looking forward to reading of your further progress on the KipFee. :-)

By Blogger Mary, at 2:18 PM  

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Saturday, January 27, 2007  

I don’t know what the difference between the two Interlacements sock yarns. I’m not even sure what they’re still selling. I got this yarn ages ago from a sock club. It’s very softly spun - so soft that it tangled like the dickens when I wound it into a ball - 2 balls, in fact, since one tangle had to get the gordeon treatment. I had hoped to take it in with me to knit on during Book Club. I know these women wouldn’t mind if I knit with them and I’ve just been so knittadicted this winter, my fingers ached to be knitting on something yesterday.

It was not to be, alas. But we had a lively discussion about this book, about guy books, about good writers who disappoint us with pointless plots. We all had the same reaction to this book. Huh? So?

On The KipFee front, I did find that dropped stitch and picked it right back up. Happily, it required very little tinking - for a dropped stitch in the setup row of a colorwork pattern throws the rest of the row off. This one was only a few stitches before the transition from sleeve to body. As I’ve been doing these decreases, I’ve deliberately started the pattern anew at each body part: Right front, right sleeve, back, left sleeve. That dropped stitch was only 8 stitches away from a decrease. Happy me, I’m motoring around again. I promise, my next post will include the new sleeve math.

The goal is to finish up the entire body, including 3-needle bindoff by Wednesday. Swatch the button band after that and then wait for the, as yet unsent, KnitPicks order for additional yarn in Bark. And wait for the silk lace weight yarn I need for February’s knitting. Good thing I have socks for Mama to knit. I cast them on last night because socks are such good movie watching knitting. Especially when the movie is so bad you aren't really watching it, just sitting through it to keep Someone company.

The rule in TheCastle is that you don’t have to watch anything you don’t like. I enjoy a movie. I love a good movie. But there are vast categories I don’t care for, with Dysfunctional Families being at the tiptop. It is understood that if a movie turns out to be a DF flick I will leave the room. This one was too stupid to be called DF. It was supposed to be a comedy. It’s a Netflix and it’s already been packed up so I forget the name, but it was a spoof about undersea explorers staring Bill Murry, Angelica Huston, Jeff Goldblum, the guy with the funny nose and oh, some other folk with names you recognize. I suspect it was more fun to make than to watch. In fact, it was so insider/stupid I kept waiting for BD to say "I’ve had enough". He never did and I suspect he kept waiting to see if there would ever be a laugh in it. Not for him, poor thing. I, otoh, got 17 rows of cuff knit, so the evening wasn’t a complete bust.

It’s looks to be a gorgeous day today. Gorgeous but cold. Now here is a question that lurks in the back of my mind all the time. Why does it seem alright to sit and watch Elizabeth Zimmermann videos and knit on a sweater all day if it’s a rainy day - but if it’s sunny, I feel I ought to be Up and Doing Things? Why do I still hear a parental voice saying "get outside. It’s a beautiful day!"

Because what I want to do is to sit and watch Elizabeth Zimmermann videos and knit on a sweater all day. Wonder who will win: me or Mom?

posted by Bess | 7:24 AM