Archive for July, 2005

an arm-full

Monday, July 11th, 2005

second sleevea very productive week, indeed. since my last post, I’m twenty rows shy of finishing the second sleeve.

now that I’m back into the swing of things, it’s time to get a-designing.’s men’s issue was a disappointment, as far as number of male designers. I know we’re out there, but I recognize my own lack of a contribution.

I tip my hat off to those of you who submitted, whether or not you were published. thank you for representing our gender. I also tip my hat to those who’ve engaged knitty’s editor.

hopefully I can get off my ass and get something to‘s online magazine!

three months later…

Tuesday, July 5th, 2005

my home-buying excuse for not knitting is wearing thin. I’m all moved in, the house is functional and the yarn’s been stashed. it was high time that I start up again. and, yes, I was even dreaming about it.

I was antsy to buy a new book for inspiration (Teva Durham or Debbie New?), but I forced myself to consult one I already owned. I hadn’t spent much time with it, so I decided to crack open Anna Zilboorg’s Knitting for Anarachists.

I wasn’t ready to start swatching out new designs, so I decided start sleeve2 of my aran sweater. there’s so much to be learned from the classics. besides, inspiration always comes quickly when bored by tedium.


Sunday night: I started the ribbing of the cuff. it felt wonderful to be using my hands again. but then bedtime called.


Monday afternoon: after the patriotic festivities (shrimp and basil pasta, corn on the cob and banana cream pudding), out came the knitting bag during our conversation. as you can see, quite a bit more got done.

I’m travelling in two weeks, and I’m not sure what I want to bring with me. Finish this sweater or start something new? once that trip (swim competition) is over, I’ll return to my favorite knitting night at 3DB.

I missed you, sweet wool.