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Wednesday, September 14, 2005
What was I thinking? Everyone in my family gets a new sweater for xmas? I am truly insane. I think I was blinded by a yarn sale. Or two. Or three. Or maybe more, I lost track. I think in my scramble for a justification of buying 15 sweaters worth of yarn, this was the best I could do. Sweaters for everyone? I think my brain really is scrambled.
It would be nice for everyone to have a new sweater since Maine winters are cold. Wouldn't it be nicer, though, if all 15 sweaters were for me. No, wait. Naughty thoughts sneaking in. I don't really want 15 new sweaters. I don't have the closet room. Yeah, that's right. That's why 15 sweaters for me would be wrong. Maybe I could fit 10.
To make me feel a bit less crazy and more ordered, I've decided to schedule the million sweaters. This will hopefully also help keep me on track and from making 10 sweaters just for me. I wonder if I started to make closet space now, I'd find room? Wait, I won't do that. Here's the schedule before I get off track again:
Once I finish Retro Prep I'll cast on for Tutti Twist for Mom.
Once I finish Kepler I'll cast on another sweater for me.
Once I finish M's raglan (which I did)I'll start on my Dad's Raglan (which I will as soon as I rescue my size 5 DPN's from another project almost done).
Bringing up the rear will be my dear husbeast. I hate to put him last but his sweater will be similar to my Dad's If I have to frog due to a design flaw I'd rather rip a sweater for an average height man with a 42 inch chest than one for a tall man with a 54 inch chest.
Here's the finished little girly Raglan made of obnoxious fuschia Wool ease.
I like this design so much I want to make one just like it for me. As it happens I have a few skeins of Wool ease, Cotton ease, Paton's Classic, or Cascade 220 in colors that I like. There may also be a couple of choices in Noro Kureyon that I could use.
I'd love to show you my choices but if I took a picture of them all, husbeast would faint. Then because he's so big the fall would rattle the house. Stuff would fall off of shelves, things would be broken, really old dust would be dislodged, and the dogs would piss themselves they'd be so scared. I don't to be cleaning that badly. I think we'll just have to leave stash pictures out of this.
I believe it is safe to show you the yarn for Dad's sweater:
I'm itching to start this one. Speaking of which, I should get back to that project and free my needles.