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Oh… my…

Can I please be excused from work today? I’m knitting lace. What? That doesn’t count as a valid illness? What if I get a doctor’s note?

Dear Boss,
I’m sorry, Sarah must take the day off of work to recover from a sudden obsession. In fact, she may require several days off to fully recover. You should continue paying her and not hold any unfinished work against her annual performance review.
Sincerely, Dr. Knitsalot

Or maybe not.


That’s Knit One Crochet Too Douceur et Soie – 70% baby mohair, 30% silk from my local yarn store (actually one of two in this area), in a pattern adapted from Victorian Lace Today by Jane Sowerby. I picked something simple so that I wouldn’t need to carry a chart. You see, I did get to knit at work this morning in our staff meeting. Nobody has complained about me knitting as long as I’m quiet and pay attention. Actually, I pay more attention when I knit during meetings since my mind wanders less. That and I’d impale myself if I fell asleep.

What’s that? Socks? Yes, I’m working on the Jaywalkers too, even though I keep starting other things. I was listening to old Lime ‘n’ Violet episodes, and one of them mentioned finishing a pair of Jaywalkers in a weekend. How on earth???? I’m not a particularly fast knitter, but I’m not that slow, and these things are taking forever! I’m over halfway through the foot on the second sock, so the end is in sight. And I have to say, I really like them. They fit well, if a bit big on me (since they aren’t for me), but a very good shape to the foot and heel, something I have bit of trouble with sometimes.

Um, Mom, if you read this, those socks I was making you? They’re awful. I couldn’t possibly in good conscience give them to you as a gift. I’ll make you another pair. Yeah, that’s it. :)

This is the Ravelry update:
* You signed up on August 30, 2007
* You are #29977 on the list.
* 628 people are ahead of you in line.
* 14568 people are behind you in line.
* 57% of the list has been invited so far

It’s looking like October 20 might not be a bad guess!

2 Comments on “Oh… my…”

  1. #1 sarebear
    on Oct 16th, 2007 at 12:48 pm

    Hee hee. I love how awful you say your socks are turning out (hee hee!)

    That scarf . . . WOW! I actually just noticed that one today on Ravelry and was browsing the 15 or so projects of it and how beautiful it looks in the yarns people used. I can see you’ve taken out the middle bit, the directions sounded a bit wierd, knit to middle, knit middle purl back do something else or some such wierdness. I like your version, ESPECIALLY in that charcoal color (I know monitors + digital pics often “lie” about or skew the color sometimes, though.

    I guessed to early, but that’s ok! I figured before Oct. was over you’d be in, and it looks like it! I’d think by Thursday or even tomorrow you will have your invite.

    I’m Sarebear on there, if you are inclined to look me up (I’m still chagrined about any possible hurt or offense from my post a while back, but I was using it to point out some of my individual struggles with certain TYPES of things and issues – I love and appreciate all the work you do!)

    I was a little snarky though (was up in the middle of the night, couldn’t sleep), and apologize for that.

  2. #2 Laura
    on Oct 18th, 2007 at 1:22 pm

    Sarebear–Phiala meant it when she said it was okay! :) It is a _good_ thing to have feedback on what a beginner can/can’t follow in instructions. At least if you want to produce good ones!

    Phiala–I bet I have to learn to knit lace now, too. Right? Is that your handspun? I like the “halo.” Rosewood needle?

    My current revived fiddly portable project is tatting. Tatting in colors with beads, and weaving it together ala “Celtic Tatting.” Not that it comes out well yet, but it has promise. The things you can do with buttonhole stitch…