Thursday, January 04, 2007

Media Guide Stupor

Yes, it's beginning. I am eight days out from my deadline. The thing is, I keep having things that are out of my control pushed back, so I will now be incapable of hitting that deadline. Well, I'm still shooting for the 12th, then I'll just have to dump in a few photos on the 15th and we'll be in business.

But, there have been some cool things to come out of my cleaning up over the weekend. My knitting stuff is fairly organized, and I have a good idea of the projects that are sitting around and waiting for me. No, I'm not signing up for the knit from your stash fad, but I do have a better idea of what is already in my house, and in what stage of not-quite finished it's in.

Both of the front pieces of my Jo Sharp cable are finished up to the shoulder shaping bind-off. I have a ridiculous amount of yarn sitting in my stash for this project. I blame it on two things: 1. when I bought the yarn, I was a size 18. Now, I am a size 4 or 6. That's a LOT of yarn difference to cover that size difference (who knew that losing a bunch of weight would make it cheaper to knit sweaters? I never thought of that!). Reason #2 is that Beth had me all freaked out that this yarn would be gone forever if I didn't get enough. Yes, I understand dye lots, but even in my larger size, I didn't need 40 skeins of the stuff. But I digress.

Here's what I have left to knit the sleeves, back and do all the finishing. Considering that the medium-sized storage tub is full-to-explosion with this yarn, I think I have way more than enough.

This is the tub of Berocco Touche that is also sitting around waiting for me. The front of this sweater is patiently waiting for me, but I'm having issues with big gaps on my knit/purl transitions unless I crank the yarn amazingly tight. Here's a close-up:

It's a great yarn and I want to finish this sweater, but I think this is going to take a back seat to the colder weather wearables that are in the in-progress portion of the stash.

And finally, the glamor shot of the glass penguin that my aunt Suzie gave me for xmas. Lip balm included for scale. LEGO elephant included because it's awesome, and it lives on my monitor stand in my office, where I took the picture.

That's it from Amy's office for today. I have a bit or two of work to tackle before I can leave without feeling guilty (even though it's almost 7 pm already), so I'd better get back to it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the organizing! Your projects are awesome and I am looking forward to seeing some of them in person, as well as the amazing shrinking person! Good luck on getting the project finished up, too!