better late than never

A finished birthday sweater for dh…

Unblocked… the neck is a little wonky. But I tell him that at least it is so wide it doesn’t itch his neck.

So, what is it that keeps us from finishing certain projects?? This was supposed to be a birthday gift last January… And then I thought maybe the body was too small… but it’s ok… and then I wasn’t happy about picking up the sleeves in the round, but that was ok too. In the end, I’m not so sure I’m happy with the neck, but it will have to do.

In some ways knitting this without a pattern was easier, you know, just go. But in others, I wonder if the neck would’ve been better. But then it seems that any pattern I use, I have to adjust it for something.

Other knitting

This is supposed to be a six month size… I’m on gauge, but it seems huge. But, at least babies grow!

It’s a pattern from an old Rebecca Baby & Kids booklet. I’m doing it in Cotton Fleece, Cavern (dark navy).

more snow

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Which sent us home from work early… and I went shopping at the Goodwill for spoons. Every time I need a spoon at work, there are none to be found. The “spoon” bag contained spoons, forks, glass plates, a glass cake dish, army pants (I love the big pockets and comfy fit for field trips… though they are not in the least flattering), army jacket that I will return…


You need a fix, no?
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geeky work excitement


And with a bit of help I made this (click on the “launch our ecological reserve maps”).

It needs a bit of tweaking, but I see all sorts of possibilities! And FYI, I posted ecoreserve fact sheets and maps recently…

8 Responses so far

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    Chris said,

    January 29, 2009 @ 8:48 am

    Congrats for finishing the sweater!! That was a good idea re: the spoons at work issue.

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    Molly Bee said,

    January 29, 2009 @ 9:48 am

    Thanks! I DID need a puppy fix this morning. I think the sweater looks great and I like the No Itch Neck. Please make all of my sweaters like that in the future! :-) Have fun digging out today!

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    Julie said,

    January 29, 2009 @ 10:03 am

    The sweater look great!
    Thanks for the doggie fix.
    Have I mentioned recently that I am SICK.OF.SNOW!

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    Emily said,

    January 29, 2009 @ 11:56 am

    Great work on the sweater!

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    limedragon :-: Harriet said,

    January 29, 2009 @ 1:49 pm

    Great-looking sweater! I don’t see a thing wrong with the neck! : )

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    Gramily said,

    January 29, 2009 @ 4:26 pm

    Actually, I’m fond of the neck and would choose one just like it! It’s a handsome sweater. Lucky DH. Waiting two years made it all the more desirable.

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    colleen said,

    January 30, 2009 @ 8:05 am

    For me it’s uncertainty that stalls projects (especially sweaters). Any time I hit a road block and something doesn’t work the way I expected, it tends to sit while I “think” about it (or forget about it for a while). Like you, I sometimes think if I used patterns, projects would go faster and smoother. However long it took you to get there, I like the sweater.

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    Blogless Carrie said,

    February 1, 2009 @ 7:57 pm

    Hey – congrats on the DH sweater! and the doggie pics – you’re right, I was due. I’m bummed I missed knit night last week – I still haven’t seen the newly painted floor in person!

    Hope to catch up this week –


    P.S. Almost called you tonight about a yarn, but found the label eventually…

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