May 03, 2005


This felted vest thing isn’t going quite as slowly as I feared. I’ve finished one front and am about halfway done the second. Here’s the first front laid out on top of the vest I’m using for a template — I made it for Mark several years ago, and it fits him well, so I took the desired finished measurements from it.


It looks ludicrous, of course, but I have to have faith in the math (erg!) and keep going. I don’t want to felt one piece by itself, even to test my numbers, because it’s so easy for different trips through the machine to produce different results.

I’ve started another pair of socks for Mark, and I’m still working on the green socks for me, but nothing’s close to completion. Mark leaves tomorrow for a medievalist conference in Kalamazoo (hee hee — it makes me laugh every time I say that) so maybe I’ll get lots of knitting done when he’s gone… not that his presence slows down my knitting very much, of course. But I hope to have progress by the weekend.

I’ll leave you with Tigger trying to pretend he’s a book — we had to move all the bookshelves out of the third room in our house this weekend, so that’s all I did on Saturday and Sunday; the books are now scattered around the house, in the bedroom, study, and dining room. Here the shelf has just been moved but not yet re-filled:


Posted by Aven at May 3, 2005 12:23 PM

Tigger makes an unconvincing book but at least he makes the effort. An empty bookcase is just a sad, sad thing, no matter how temporary.

A felted vest? Good thing you’re in Toronto. Out here in the sunny suburbs of San Francisco (inland, mind you) that would probably be too hot in the dead of winter.

The matching socks and sweater are impressive!

Kalamazoo has a Medievalist convention? My folks are from Detroit/Windsor, I’m too used to hearing it as a punchline.

Posted by: Carrie K at May 3, 2005 03:45 PM

Trigger reminds me of my old cat Diesel. Love the rings on his tail.

Posted by: Rebekah at May 4, 2005 11:37 AM

Thanks for your comments about the trip — I’m sure it will be great and I’ll try and blog as much as possible, esp. with pictures. :) I’m really looking forward to coming back and seeing the vest. I’ve tried felting in the past and have had mixed success, so I am really hoping you’ll have some good tips when you’re done!
Good luck with it!

Posted by: Jeannie at May 5, 2005 09:05 PM

LOL—Steve has one shelf on a bookshelf near the fireplace that is specifically empty for Mercury! It’s one of his favorite perches.

Posted by: Anita at May 7, 2005 04:07 PM