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

October 14, 2004

Mystery Sleeve

I'm getting better but I'm still really hoarse. I tried very hard not to talk too much yesterday. I spent a quiet afternoon knitting finishing the first Rogue sleeve and starting the hem facing for the second. I went to Seattle Stitch 'n Bitch last night and, again, tried really, really hard not to talk. It was a great challenge. I'm a talker. Have you noticed? I finally finished the slow, painful to knit hem facing and started the sleeve chart. Then I saw that I had cast on for the largest size by mistake! I had to rip it all out and start again. I managed to reknit the facing and finish a few rows of the sleeve chart.

At Stitch 'n Bitch, April, a fellow knitter and buyer for Bon/Macy's, had a vendor fair earlier in the day and came with little giveaways. There were cute plaid toothbrushes, Oscar de la Renta perfume and panties. Yes, that's right. We sat and knit in the bakery with several pairs of panties spread out on the table. I have no idea what the other customers thought we were doing.
What's in your knitting bag?
I also realized that with a clean pair of underwear and a toothbrush I didn't need to even go home. But I did.

After I got home I was checking Bloglines and saw Claudia's Butterfly. Oh my. Isn't it lovely? She spun the yarn herself. That did it. The giant bag of Kureyon 87 had been sitting next to my computer for weeks. The needles were purchased and waiting on the kitchen counter. I had to do it. I cast on for a Butterfly sleeve. At first I thought I would just knit a few rows to see what the pattern was like. Ah Kureyon. How I do love you. So colorful, so mysterious.

Who would have guessed that this yarn

would make a sleeve that looks like this?