January 05, 2005

New Project

I’ve finished the first of Mark’s brown Ridged Rib socks:


The other may be languishing for a while, though, since I’ve started a new sweater, again for Mark (I do knit for myself, really I do — but I like knitting for Mark since he’s so appreciative). Here’s a really bad, blurry shot of the swatch for the pattern:


The pattern is called “Fancy Chevron”, but you’ll have to imagine the chevron-iness of it, since my swatch isn’t big enough to show the whole pattern. And the colour, as you can see, is grey — boring, but a useful wardrobe colour. Since Mark now wears only sweaters and vests knit by me in the winter/fall/spring, he does need all the basics covered. But this does make me yearn to start the Tintin sweater, in all its comic-strip coloured glory!

I’ve found myself, in the last two days, in the rather odd position of wishing I’d been planning some luxurious purchase for myself this week so that I could gladly sacrifice it for Stephanie’s challenge for MSF. But what with the usual state of our finances, the excesses of the holidays, and the fact that I’ve already donated (not very much, but what I could) to another organisation, I wasn’t really planning to spend money on anything except groceries this week — apart, of course, from my regular on-going luxuries such as cable, the phone, and DSL. Oh, and my university education. And such. Yeah, poor me…

Still, I don’t know that Stephanie’s challenge needs my help — the total is currently over $18 000! Amazing.

I’m going to the SnB tonight for the first time in a month, almost — it’ll be nice to see everyone again.

Posted by Aven at January 5, 2005 04:53 PM

Stephanie’s challenge is amazing. I’m glad she’s using her mojo for good, and not evil. :)

I like the chevron pattern, as gray as it is! But then, I like gray.

Posted by: Tipper at January 6, 2005 01:16 AM

Very handsome and classic. May he wear for many years in good health!

Posted by: Mary Beth at January 6, 2005 10:07 AM

Groovy sock!

Posted by: General Ginger at January 6, 2005 01:23 PM