February 02, 2004

A new week already?

The trouble with being a shut-in is that the days run together, and it’s hard to keep track of the weeks. It disturbs me that the time seems to be flying by so quickly; it’s already Groundhog Day, for goodness sake!

I’ve finished the front bands on the coat; here is the body, blocking:

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I’m not happy with the bands. Not because they’re the wrong colour - I think they look fine. But because I didn’t pick up as many stitches as I was told to, and so they’re too short and pull in the front panels. But I can’t reknit them right now, because I used up all the yarn I have (except a little bit of white, which I don’t think would look very good) and if I reknit with more stitches it would take more yarn than I have. So I think I’ll leave it for now and finish the rest of the coat, and perhaps next time I order wool I’ll get an extra skein of the grey and reknit the edges with that.

Other than that, though, I’m happy with how it’s turning out. I think it will fit, now that it’s coming together.

In honour of my sister, who, it has come to my attention, has dropped by this blog at least once recently, I include two pictures of her very cute kitten Sasha:

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Have a good Monday!

Posted by Aven at February 2, 2004 10:34 AM
Comments

Well, wow! This is fabulous! had John and Marie and Jim and Pat Phillips for supper on Sunday (interesting but good mix in the end, Jim and John competing for the floor, with Ian a noisy ordchestrator, and us women, including Morel, exchanging many side conversations…), and Marie told me all about what a wonderful knitter you are and how great your blog is. Love the kitty pix. Love the stories, love the photos. My, you write well.
Oh, and love you.
xMom

Posted by: at February 2, 2004 10:19 PM

Hi — Love your kitty bed! If our poor angel gets better (from his FIP), please make him one. I’m sure he’d love it too. Tigger looks very cut in his.
xMom

Posted by: Mom at February 23, 2004 02:33 PM

Oops, I see I posted to the wrong day. These blog-dong blogs are still mystories to me…
xMom

Posted by: Mom at February 23, 2004 02:34 PM