A blog about my life, knitting, and other stuff.

December 16, 2003

Hello Noro, Hello Kitty!

My yarn arrived!

I got this Kureyon #115 on eBay for a great price. I will start Rosedale II as soon as I get the right size needles. I was dying to start swatching but I don't have any size 8 circulars or dpn's. And the yarn stores aren't open late on Monday. It seems like every knit blogger in the world is making a version of this sweater.

I sewed up all the knitted parts of my backpack. Say Hello Kitty!

From here my knitting day went downhill. That gusset somehow ended up totally off-center. Sigh... But then my sewing machine wouldn't work. That darn bobbin thing wouldn't grab the thread so I couldn't sew up the lining and zipper. Grrrrr. I will be borrowing a friend's tomorrow.

I also finished swatching and have cast on for my first glove ever. I don't have a great feeling about it. I made a mistake halfway into the first round.

And, I keep screwing up my beaded wrist warmers. I frogged and reknitted the first 10 or so rows twice last night and then this morning I realized that I don't have enough beads strung to finish them. I think I will work as far as I can and then add the beads onto the opposite end of the yarn. I should probably just frog it and start over from scratch but I think that will leave me so depressed that I won't ever want to start them again. So, pressing on.