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Wednesday, 23 November 2005
Progress Made
Well, I didn't finish Dan' sweater in time for his birthday. :-(

But I did manage to finish a sleeve!

I've not woven in that end becaue I fear that I may hstill have to frog it again. He did try it on, but only sort of. He was wearing an oversized rugby shirt at the time -- with the rugby shirt, the sleeve is a bit tight. But with shirts he's likely to wear under this garment, it is likely to be okay. I'll be testing that this evening, promptly upon his return from the salt mines office (while he's wearing a regular "dress shirt"). Only after I've truly confirmed that the sleeve is right will I weave in that tail.

This afternoon I even managed to procure buttons:

Not only were they relatively inexpensive buttons, they're washable!

At least one of the knitting gods is smiling on me again.

Nature Interlude

On a more interesting front, Jess came home with the most amazing leaf the other day. It's huge!

You see that piece of paper above the leaf? That's a standard 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper. Already this reveals a pretty big leaf. But when you turn it over ....

.... closer examination reveals that this leaf is pretty much folded in half!

Wow. I mean, like, WOW! That means this leaf is about 22 inches wide!

A better leaf googler than I would have determined what kind of tree this is. Me, I'll live in suspense until some wise reader shares the truth.

Progress stalled

Meanwhile, the Jaywalker Socks are still at the yarn choosing stage. I can't decide between this lovely Bonkers sock yarn:

and a combination of two balls from the random sock yarn stash. There are three balls of Trekking (one whose base color is a royal blue, one whose base color is a medium gray, and one whose base color is a deep charcoal gray) and one ball Socka with a similar dye pattern, whose base color is cream. Here's how they pair up:

Blue & Gray

Charcoal & Gray

Charcoal & Cream

Gray & Cream

Blue & Cream

I like the more obviously stripey Jaywalker's I've seen, so the two different colors is tempting... but then again that means fussing with yarn ends and/or weaving tails all down a "seam line". What do you think?

Yep, there was an option there w/o a picture. It's because it's actually a revolting combination, and I was just testing you. Nyah nyah

Meanwhile, this poll thing will give me a chance to get some clue (maybe) of how many people actually read this blog.

Posted by shadowdancer105 at 4:22 PM CST | Post Comment | View Comments (2) | Permalink

Wednesday, 23 November 2005 - 5:22 PM CST

Name: Ditzy Cadet
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The leaf.. It appears to be a poplar

Wednesday, 23 November 2005 - 5:24 PM CST

Name: Ditzy Cadet

BTW - I keep up with your blog

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