Weekend Wrap-up

Aside from working up a second hat and writing up and posting the Clapotis Cap pattern, I got a few other things done this past week that I haven’t mentioned yet.

First, I sewed the seam on the second sleeve of Marcel’s Sweater. All that remains is setting in the sleeves. I’d love to knock this off the “Active Projects” list, so hopefully I get a nice chunk of open time this weekend to focus on it.

I also started the I Do shrug from the new spring Knitty. This one is for my friend, Jen, who is getting married in May and wearing a sleeveless gown. She’d talked before about making some sort of shawl to wear during the reception but didn’t get started. When I saw the shrug, I pointed it out to her, but she despaired of making it in time. So I offered to do it for her. I’m making it out of Tahki Cotton Classic in white.

So far, I’m about 80 rounds into it. She didn’t like how big the bell sleeves were, so I cast on for only 6 lace repeats and reduced to 5 up to the elbow. I’m now in the section where I’m increasing toward the shoulder. Here’s what I had last night, but lace greatly benefits from blocking and this is no exception:

It’s not quite clear from the photo, but I’m working it magic loop style. I got a 12-inch Addi to use, thinking it would be a lot more mindless. Unfortunately, when they’re that short, the points come together at an angle that’s far too sharp for my style of knitting.

So on Monday, those super-shorts went back to the store. Which I’ll mention by name only because they were having a fantastic sale on 7 huge bins full of old patterns — each only $1! I got 33 pattern books for $33, saving $360! I could knit forever and never need to buy a new book. I’ll probably never even work things out of most of them, but after 2 hours of flipping through the bins, I ceased thinking and just kept putting the pile.

This was my take (and while I don’t usually include photos of my cats on this blog, Chutney had to sniff at the books on her floor):

Many Jaeger and Dalegarn books. Several issues of Katia. A bunch of other random things that caught my fancy in the frenzy.

The sale is on at Woolcott & Company in Cambridge, MA. There’s still TONS left. They have a bunch of yarn at 20% off as well (old stock, much good wool and tons of froo-froo novelty yarns).


  1. Vicki:

    What a haul! I’d love to get all those pattern books for so cheap. Even if you don’t make a pattern from each, you can get some inspiration at least. :)

  2. Rushmore online casino:

    Rushmore casino online…

    Usa players welcome…

  3. we are fans:

    Enjoyed looking at this, good stuff, regards .

  4. Geraldo Bronstad:

    Hi my family member! I want to say that this post is awesome, nice written and come with almost all important infos. I would like to peer more posts like this.

  5. Ulrike Timpone:

    One other important aspect is that if you are an elderly person, travel insurance regarding pensioners is something you should make sure you really look at. The older you are, the greater at risk you are for permitting something terrible happen to you while in foreign countries. If you are not covered by many comprehensive insurance policies, you could have a number of serious challenges. Thanks for giving your good tips on this web site.

  6. Handcrafted Jewelry:

    Greetings, There’s no doubt that your site could be having browser compatibility problems. When I take a look at your website in Safari, it looks fine however, when opening in IE, it’s got some overlapping issues. I merely wanted to give you a quick heads up! Apart from that, wonderful website!

  7. diablo III:

    We’re a group of volunteers and starting a new scheme in our community. Your website provided us with valuable info to work on. You have done an impressive job and our entire community will be grateful to you.

  8. express pharmacy bakersfield:

    I have seen a great deal of useful factors on your website about desktops. However, I’ve the thoughts and opinions that netbooks are still more or less not powerful more than enough to be a good choice if you usually do tasks that require plenty of power, just like video croping and editing. But for net surfing, statement processing, and majority of other prevalent computer work they are just great, provided you may not mind the screen size. Appreciate sharing your ideas.

  9. football uniforms:

    Reporter: How exactly does this really feel as a billionaire? Millionaire: Depressing, since I’m not really a new billionaire.

  10. replica louis vuitton:

    In these days of austerity and relative anxiety about having debt, some people balk contrary to the idea of employing a credit card in order to make purchase of merchandise or perhaps pay for any occasion, preferring, instead to rely on the actual tried plus trusted technique of making settlement - raw cash. However, in case you have the cash on hand to make the purchase fully, then, paradoxically, this is the best time just to be able to use the credit cards for several good reasonsreplica louis vuitton

  11. Dr. Jens M. Abend LR Health & Beauty Systems:

    After examine a couple of of the weblog posts on your website now, and I actually like your approach of blogging. I bookmarked it to my bookmark web site checklist and will probably be checking again soon. Pls check out my site as nicely and let me know what you think.

  12. import towarow:

    I not to mention my buddies have already been digesting the best tricks from your site while all of the sudden developed an awful suspicion I never expressed respect to the website owner for those techniques. The young men ended up totally passionate to study all of them and have now absolutely been making the most of these things. Thank you for turning out to be well kind and then for deciding upon certain brilliant subject areas millions of individuals are really eager to understand about. My very own sincere apologies for not expressing appreciation to you sooner.

  13. kliknij:

    I must express some appreciation to the writer just for bailing me out of this particular condition. As a result of checking throughout the online world and finding strategies which are not powerful, I thought my life was over. Existing devoid of the answers to the problems you’ve solved through the article content is a critical case, as well as the ones which could have badly damaged my entire career if I had not discovered your site. The skills and kindness in dealing with almost everything was very useful. I’m not sure what I would’ve done if I had not encountered such a stuff like this. I can also at this time look forward to my future. Thank you so much for the reliable and sensible help. I won’t hesitate to propose the website to anyone who needs to have recommendations about this situation.

  14. BeadRoom coupon code:

    Hello Best i just camr for ones blog within google guidlines for finding solution together with very well descriptive Blog and i got the thing that i am finding so i i’m really thankfull to your site..i am going to book mark your blog so i could visited just about every and find many more helpfull solution..Also i am in actuality Intrested in Giving the Guest Comfortable For your views so if you are truly intrested then pls let me know..as well again Good Blog post..

  15. planchas ghd:

    Audio-Technica ATH-ES88 decent art, your changing innovation advantageous to sport activities settings, along with all of the Steel Triangle uniform sound quality or maybe make, am convinced that this particular high-end solutions and products to implement at triumph in large quantities of nylon uppers.

Leave a Reply