Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Look, Knitting! It Can Be Done!

Yes, last night, I knit. I played poker and I took knitting with me. But first, remember how I said that it snowed the other day here? Here's proof:

There ended up being more as the snow accumulated, but it was cold and I wasn't going back out there. Happy Easter! At least it keeps the eggs cool...

On to some knitting now. I knit a whopping three rounds on the sock:

Can't you tell? Anyways, while I was knitting on the sock and getting into the ribbing groove, I thought about the massive ankle-length duster that I needed to start making. I'm getting paid to do this, so I suppose I should get my butt in gear. So, before poker, I cast it on. I knit the entire time while playing poker and finished this much:

This thing is going to photograph horribly inside. If it ever warms up again, I'll go outside and get some shots so that you can see the real color of this. It's mostly black, but it has some wisps of gray in there as well. It's made out of Lionbrand Homespun in the Edwardian colorway. At least it's a start. Only 40 more inches to go before I can decrease for the arms! Doesn't 40 inches of plain stockinette sound like fun to you?...

Yeah, I'll have to push through. So right before the first tourney starts for poker, I get a call. Turns out it's DBF and he's coming to play poker! He got moved to first shift for the next couple of weeks so he can train for a new job and he'll even get a pay raise once he's trained! I was happy to see him since I normally don't see him at all except for the weekends. I know he'll be glad to be able to see everyone at poker again for a few weeks anyways.

The last news from yesterday is that I found an apartment. I didn't sign the lease since they are still waiting to see if any more open up before June 15, but if not, then I have one set aside for me. They're pretty good size and pretty cheap too and only a mile from where I work, which is why I wanted to look at them. Glad I did though since they only had one opening up in June so far. They apparently don't have a huge turnover rate which is always a good sign I think.

Anyways, I saw a closet that is perfect for yarn and Magic cards. Priorities after all...

Knit on...

2 comments:

CraftyGirl83 said...

What sock yarn is that??? I LOVE it.
-D

Knitting Magic Girl said...

It's hand-dyed superwash merino that I got off Etsy eons ago. I'll see if I can find the seller somewhere in my emails and let you know who it was. The colorway was called Lavendar Storm.