Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Happy, Happy




Yay! The Noro sweater fits great! As I said before, it's Noro Silk Garden, Silver, and the pattern is from the book Naturally Noro. That book also has a couple of beautiful scarf patterns in it, which is how I got into the Noro yarns in the first place. If I could afford it, I'd spend some serious time playing with the different color ways of this yarn. It feels great to knit with, and while it isn't softy on your skin, it still makes for a wonderful sweater with good drape. It feels, in fact, exactly as I'd hoped that it would feel. And it fits! (Sorry, Mom) I like the ruffles down the front and on each sleeve. My daughter says now I have to change this blog name, but I say, "Shhhh." The last time I made a sweater for myself was in high school, and it felt pretty good then, too. Hopefully, I get to meet with Arleta this morning for knitting, and I'll bring a Christmas scarf to be worked on. I got a crazy idea a couple of days ago that scarves would be the way to go. I haven't been into knitting so long that everyone already has one from me, so it should be an okay Christmas move. My aunt owns a yarn shop, so knitted things aren't like the heavens opening and beautiful music playing with you open a gift of knitted something. I mean, knitted things happen. And we love and appreciate them always. But it's a magic trick that we know. That's on my mom's side. The few people on my husband's side, though, are fair game for knitted somethings...

Does anyone else have skin that is suffering from knitting? My hands are having all of the moisture sucked from them. This happens when I quilt, but I figured, yeah, cotton would pull moisture. Yarn, though, should have lanolin in it, right? So I didn't expect anything other than soft, beautiful hands from this winter's crafting. Grr. Oh, since I'm floating down the stream of consciousness and mentioned quilting, I'll hopefully post pictures of the pink baby quilt soon... Pink. Oh. I need to finish the pink baby sweater. I guess I'm bringing that this morning. Babies have such a permanent deadline, it's hard to set their things aside to knit something else, say that hat...

Oh, and today is casting day for the drama club! Woohoo! I'm a little nervous myself. It should be fun. I've never seen a casting and I'm really looking forward to it.

4 comments:

AR said...

Looks great!

cps said...

Love your sweater!!! Wish I would have had more time to look at it this A.M. but since my life is a marathon, I knew you would understand my racing away:) Thanks soooooo much for the helping hand after school too:)

TheAmpuT said...

Cant' figure out how to reply back to your comment to MY blog..but thanks so much for it.
And dang!! Lovely sweater!!

Anonymous said...

The "dry hands" thing...

Mine have always gotten really bad in the winter and now that i knit, ugh! I recently started using the Gold Bond Ultimate Healing - skin therapy lotion. It's currently package in a white, stand-up tube with a gold lid and navy text on it. It's working VERY well for me. It's not greasy and soaks in very well, a little goes a long way and feels oh soooo good.

Man, they should hire me as a spokes person, no?

Love your Noro sweater, it's really sweet.

~Suz~