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Much Ado About Nothing

December 28th, 2006

Me on Dec 28

In some ways, it’s been a really long week. In the past week, we’ve been to Edmonton and back, had 3 (of 5) days of a total blow-out Boxing Day sale at the store, and listed our house on I’m also in progress of technical editing a pattern for a top-secret book, reviewing the page layout proofs of my upcoming felting book (link over at the right), and furiously crocheting away on projects for my Jan 08 Crochet collection. Crazy.

In the meantime, my contacts have finally given out and I’m back to wearing glasses full time. On one hand, I really love how I look in these glasses. On the other, since I’m used to wearing them only on days at home, the slipping and sliding down my nose all day gets really irritating.

It’s ok to feel boring every once in awhile, right?

Lately, I’ve been in a major funkarola when arriving home at night. Chalk it up to exhaustion, or just the release of energy after a long day, but it’s getting old. I’ve been unable to settle into any one project, unable to sit still, unable to even concentrate on the book that I adore and love with all my heart, The Historian. (It’s about Vampires. And it’s really well written. Honest.) I’m this close to finishing up the Pewter Sanctuary cardigan I blogged about a few posts ago. Really. I have 4 rows of ribbing left before casting off and working the neckband.

But alas, it feels a smidgen too small in the armpits. Which means, of course, that the size I wrote up is really meant for someone smaller than me.

This may be a minor setback, except that it feels like so much more major than that. Let me tell you why.

1. I purchased a very pricey sweater from a very pricey store in order to decontruct a few of the really intriquing elements of it’s design.

2. I then decided on the second most expensive yarn per meter in the shop, thus making the cost to knit a bit over what it would cost to buy.

3. Through all of this, I realized that the original sleeves on the original sweater were a bit too snug. And yet, I never thought to properly resize my version of it!

This is really dumb, folks. Really dumb. I returned the original because it didn’t fit properly. So, why did I think that my version based on the original measurements would fit any better? Why? Why? Did I not trust my gauge? Did I just assume it would work, like magic?

Anyhow. The moral of the store is that it will fit someone slightly smaller than me quite nicely. And, after some extreme blocking, it may even fit me.

But, I do have an awfully nice pattern that ended up quite different than the original template, and that has to count for something, eh?

Malabrigo Burgundy

And now, I really should be crocheting, but this Malabrigo is calling to me. It’s really tough to ignore.

New Jamieson's for Venezia

As is this box of Shetland, destined to become several of Eunny Jang’s Venezia pullovers, from Fall Interweave.

Le sigh.

I need more time!

In other news, it’s officially 3 weeks and 5 days until we go on vacation. Yay!

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9 Responses to “Much Ado About Nothing”

  1. Morgan Says:

    I love that picture of you!

  2. Simone Says:

    Today’s article: Selling a house: Hope it helps!

  3. Holly Says:

    It is perfectly okay to feel boring once in a while (especially when you’re a person who is so obviously NOT boring–that first paragraph says it all!), and looking forward to vacation is almost as much fun as the vacation itself. (Maybe my vacations have all been pretty lame, if that’s the case…)

    Happy thoughts! (It’s hard not to have happy thoughts looking at a whack of Shetland like that.)

  4. karen Says:

    You are so cute in those specs! Maaaalaaaaabriiiiigooooooooooo…….

  5. LizKnits Says:

    I think the glasses are fab!
    I too LOVE The Historian. I finished it earlier this week and am sorry it’s done. Maybe I’ll start over again!

  6. karos Says:


    My glasses are dorkitudinal.

    I’m unaccustomed to yarnspeak as yet but you’re still turning me on with all the exotic terms.

  7. Mandy Says:

    That’s a lovely photo of you. I hate those designing short-circuits. 🙂

  8. Shannon Says:

    That is a very kickass photo of you! I concur!

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