At the Still Point of the Turning World
Residency is over, NOW what? (While I'm waiting for the answer, I'll get some spinning done....)

Wednesday, October 23, 2002


Whoops--when I showed you my sweater yarn stash, I forgot to mention two WIPs:

This is the back of Jo Sharp's "Boulevard" sweater from Knitting Bazaar. It's a shawl-collared pullover I'm making for my father, who has been hinting for a sweater ever since I started knitting a few years ago. The design calls for dark and light stripes knitted in the textured pattern you see here. I didn't like the stripes, so I'm just knitting the texture pattern. DSO says it looks like a Hershey bar, so I've renamed it the Chocolate Squares sweater.

This is the the back of the Lo-Tech hooded "sweatshirt" cardigan I'm knitting from Bonne Marie's free pattern. She says she knitted hers 99.9% in front of the computer while surfing, so I am doing the same; the project is stored in a box near my computer and I take it up every time I log on.

If I take these two WIPs into account, I actually have enough yarn for NINE sweaters in the stash! (I'm not counting the yarn for the China Clouds jacket, which I have no intention of starting for now.) I don't think I can knit through 75% of this before succumbing to Yarn Lust, so I'm going to shoot for knitting 5/9 sweaters, including the two shown here. Reasonable?