Wednesday, February 13, 2008


Well, I didn't quite make it to my post for Tuesday did I? I went in to lay down with Duder and I didn't get back up. Until now. And now I'm wide awake. Damn bladder.

I wanted to let everyone know that the Yarn Junkies swaps for the next year are now all setup over on swap-bot. I had several requests to keep this going and it was pretty fun this past year. There were some flakes who didn't send anything to their pals at all. As we all know, 1 flake is always too many but as things went it wasn't all that bad. Unless of course you were one of the ones that didn't get your package and then it just plain sucked. I'm hoping we don't have any this year at all since I tried fairly unsuccessfully to get angels for the people who were bailed on. Poo. Anywho, if you're interested in continuing or if you're new and want to sign up you can go check out next months swap here. The swaps are listed in the knitting and yarn catagories if you'd like to look for other months.

Leslie - The chevron that I showed yesterday is (or will be) a scarf. It's knit with 4 balls of Koigu and should measure about 78" when it's finished. So far I'm still totally in love with it but I can see how Starfish would have fallen out with it. 78" in fingering weight on size 5 needles definitely requires a committment. Hell, it'll take longer to knit than Brittany's marriages have lasted.

Shelby - The pattern is in the Last Minute Knitted Gifts book. Love this book! There are several great patterns although I think it would be worth the price even if it were bought for the scarf pattern alone.

Sandie - The only sweater I've knit in fingering weight yarn is the Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmerman. It works out to a newborn size and was a complete pleasure to knit. I don't know that I'd have the paitence to knit something larger although with some of the incredible sock yarns out there it might not be too bad. :-)


Shelby said...

Thanks! I'll add it to my next book order!

Starfish said...

Huh, what? Did you say something? Sorry, can't talk now, must. knit. chevron.

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