Monday, March 09, 2009


Have a tomato near you? That's the colour of my face. Totally self inflicted - I didn't put on nearly enough sunblock yesterday morning before watching our church's U30s v. O30s soccer match yesterday afternoon! Thank goodness for aloe cream! It was worth it though, the U30s won the game :)

Mingus Big Band was fantastic on Friday night! We shifted seats at intermission to get a view of something other than the pianist's back... And, I've never seem a baritone sax that big - it was a big guy that was playing it, and it came down to his knee! Promptly went home and downloaded a Charles Mingus album from iTunes to listen to. I also managed to pop into the free open concert in the square on Saturday to watch the Vaughan Roberts Big Band, they were great too, with a mixture of swing and salsa and remakes of some old tunes. It was a good weekend.

Knitting update

I finally got up the energy late yesterday afternoon to work some more on Buttony - sadly its not turning out to be the 'quick because its bulky' project I thought it would be, but i'll stick with it, and ignore the urge to cast on the sleeve for Thermal...

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(the safety pins mark where the button holes are)

Looking at some of my other raglan projects, I'm estimating that the increases need to be 8 inches long before seperating the sleeves. Here's where I'm up to:

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Not long to go!

As you can see from the progress bars, i'm also making ascots for quick presents. I ran out of the yarn I needed, so a quick trip out at lunchtime means that they should be finished and ready to send off tonight, while Desperate Housewives, Brothers and Sisters, and Nip/Tuck is on. (I love Mondays!)

Quote of the week

From the Yarn Harlot's page-a-day calendar:
"All knitterly creation stems from one simple element: yarn. It is the baker's flour, the jeweler's gold, the gardener's soil. Yarn is creation, consolation, and chaos all spun together into one perfect ball."
- Clara Parkes

This quote makes me feel better about my stash :)

~Happy knitting!~


2BSewing: said...

Ouch! Aloe works great!

Your Buttony is looking cool. I know what you mean by slow going. I'm still working on my other shrug using size 8 needles! Keep at it, because I can't wait to see it when you're done. :)

Glad to hear you had a great weekend!

Catherine said...

Ugh, I feel for your sunburn, although I can't imagine having one right now. Us pasty girls have it tough! Get lots of aloe!

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