Tying up loose ends…

first of all, we finally got internet service activated at our new apartment (we moved 9/27), so i’ve been without internet access at home for weeks now, and thus-unable to update ye olde blog!  you’d think i would have at least spent some of that time writing, waiting in anticipation to post my ruminations as soon as the DSL kicked in, but alas, i did not.  i did read some good books (one hundred years of solitude and slaughterhouse five, and still working on resisting state violence with the book group i’m part of), and did a lot of unpacking.
ballet sweater by kris percival

kris percival's ballet sweater

AND – i finally managed to finish the “ballet sweater” (pattern by kris percival) which had been sitting around ready to be sewn up since i finished knitting it in july.

the first seams i did were the shoulders, which i accidentally sewed inside out – so i have these big old backwards seams on each shoulder that look ridiculous, but i almost ended up unraveling a whole sleeve when i tried to take out the seam and re-do it, so i opted to just leave them.  i end up leaving a lot of mistakes in my work because of that! oh well.

my ballet sweater

my ballet sweater

sweater back

sweater back

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    Marika said,

    honey, so pretty! i would seriously pay you for one of those. i love the color.

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    Kasha said,

    the sweater looks beautiful on you, megan, well done. i hear you on backwards seems. i’m trying to sew a lining into a wool coat for a friend right now and something about putting right sides together on the inside of the sleeve gets my mind all jumbled and i keep doing it upside down or backwards. and because it’s a silk lining the fabric tends to shred when i rip my stitches out. ugh.
    by the way, i didn’t know you knit. did you know there’s a yarn festival in berkeley this weekend? http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2008/10/a_fiber_festival_in_berkeley_c.html
    i’m trying not to go because i don’t need to get tempted by nice yarn when i don’t have a source of income, but let me know if you want to go anyway…
    k

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    Erin said,

    This looks beautiful! What kind of yarn did you use?

    You should definitely go to the yarn festival if you get a chance. Heidi and I went to one in Eugene this summer, and then I just went to another in Canby a couple of weeks ago. They were both “flock and fiber festivals”. So, along with all of the fiber-y amazingness, people were showing their sheep, goats, alpaca and llamas in competitions. The one thing that I didn’t expect is that the festivals were very geared towards spinning. Now THAT is realm of fiber-land I’m not sure I want to enter.

    Congratulations on the first sweater!


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