Monday, September 25, 2006


My sister sent me this:

Which made me do this:

See, it only takes the shmeensiest bit of guilt to get the Mighty Momogus going! I came home from work yesterday (taught the low pressure Double Trouble Felted Clutch class) and cast on while watching the Eagles game. I grit my teeth, encountered the same snag in the chart as in the first mitten, resisted the impulse to hurl it across the room, ploughed ahead, and finished the body!! Now I only have the dorsal fin and pectoral flippers to do.

It helped that I also finished the BCP sleeves. I was supposed to increase to 100 stitches to get a 20" width; somehow my gauge got a little hinky, and I reached 20" at 84 stitches. Huh. So of course the sleeve has a million rows of cap shaping, which I had to fudge madly. Who knows how these sleeves will fit in. If they do, it will be a triumph of ignorance and improvisation! Here they are with a little sumpin' I bought yesterday:

Do I have a problem?

Yes, it's another skein of Malabrigo. I think the blurriness of the Malabrigo pictures comes from me shaking with adoration. I have what seemed in the past to be a very strict rule about not buying yarn unless I had a project in mind, but this Malabrigo stuff has turned my head. I think it will be a pair of mittens for me. Or maybe a cabled neck warmer, though you wouldn't see the cables because it's so variegated. Who knows? I declare that this shalt be the last skein of Malabrigo I bring home. For a while.

What's next in the queue? I'm thinking maybe a little Gus gansey action. Some sort of combination of these two patterns:

One is Yankee Knitter Fisherlad Guernsey (how great a word is "fisherlad"??). The other is an old old Debbie Bliss pattern. I think I'll do the YK pattern and modify it a little with the DB hem, cuffs and collar. 'Cause I can. Not quite sure what yarn yet. Gotta poke around the old stash and see if there's something suitable for my little fisherlad.

I also have holiday knitting projects percolating in the back of my mind. I haven't knit presents that much in the past couple of years, but this year I feel like I want to make warm cozy things for my family because we had a tough year and it will be like I'm knitting them hugs. (Okay, I know that sounds all Hallmark-y and nutty, but I mean it. Now don't gimme any guff!)

Look who's in FIRST PLACE in the wildcard standings:

Yes, that would be excellente Chris Coste and the PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES. Seven games left and they're a half a game ahead of the Dodgers. Cross your fingers and toes. I know I am - WHOOPS!! I FELL OVER!!!


Blogger Liberty Fan said...

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12:40 PM  
Blogger Liberty Fan said...

Laura is the best "motivator!" Way to go! I wept a tear away over you knitting hugs for people - and I'm not giving you guff. I mean it!!!

12:42 PM  
Blogger diana said...

Thanks, Cugina!

(And btw, all you conspiracy fans who were curious about the deleted comment, everluvincuzin removed the first comment, not me. I think she spelled a word wrong. It does seem like something dramatic happened, though, doesn't it???)

3:02 PM  
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7:44 PM  
Blogger Liberty Fan said...

Another typo, another "deleted comment"!!!

7:45 PM  
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