Reading While Knitting

Nothing complicated; nothing too exciting, but yes, I do knit while I read. As well as during many other domestic activities.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

This and that

Yes, I love the movie "Raising Arizona." I wouldn't say it gets quoted here daily, but at least monthly, with occasional flare-ups. If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it.

I've been busy lately. I'm trying to learn to crochet, at least a little bit. This is my first attempt, and now I think I know how to avoid the gradual narrowing I've achieved here. Maggie Righetti is my good friend.


And see all these lovely diamonds? They're about 5 rows past the armhole shaping. Guess what I forgot to do. . . Time for some rippage.


The yarn really was closer to the end of the cone than I'd feared. Fortunately, my new order from Artfibers showed up today -- talk about blindingly quick customer service! I can knit right past any shaping with confidence now. I may even have enough for tiny frog closures -- I think it's going to need something.



Now to find time to clean the house thoroughly and work out tonight. Guests tomorrow!

4 Comments:

At 8:56 PM, Blogger Katherine said...

Love your diamonds. You just might finish this thing yet, after the rippage of course. ; )

Crochet - eek! That's what my crochet looks like. If you've figured out the secret, please share.

 
At 8:04 AM, Blogger allisonmariecat said...

Ooh, crochet is a beautiful mystery to me! Way to go.

I love your diamonds. Got carried away, huh? There's a funny knitting reference in some mystery novel (cannot remember which one) in which the woman has a sock that's several feet tall because she doesn't have the courage to turn the heel. You could have an extra-long tunic-y sweater :) I hope the ripping goes well.

 
At 10:45 AM, OpenID katesaid said...

Funny, I've been dusting off my crochet skills, as well - I've known how for upwards of 20 years but never tried to follow a pattern or make anything fancier than a beer can cozy. But as you commented, knitting does take a while... so I'm crocheting my next market bag. It's coming along...

By the way, you've been tagged. :)

 
At 11:25 AM, Blogger Lara said...

Crocheting can be much fun. I just knit a lot more.

I love Raising Arizona. I haven't watched it in ages.

 

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