Friday, January 05, 2007

I've Lost My DPN's!!!

Not just some of them. All of them. Yah, I had quite a few, eh? And I know I'm not the only one who has cleaned my house and then lost things. But how does one lose at least eight packages of double-pointeds? Grr. So here is my Hermione hat, one of the many UFO's that I brought over from 2006. (I know it's an awful picture, but there you are. Pretend you need glasses) I have started decreasing for the crown, but I can't switch to double-pointeds, so I had to go to two circulars. Just as I'm feeling pretty clever about knitting, and how knitters can solve any knitting problem thrown at them, I realize I still have to cable. So the #5 circs I'd been using to cable, since I can't find my DPNs, I'm now using as part of the hat, and I had to find my #4 circs. Then I'm struggling with all the hanging points, and I just had to take a picture. I think the hat will be done today, which will take care of my first UFO and my "make a gift a month"-along. I love this hat. I love the color, and the wool, and the bobbles, and the pattern... That knitting can make one so happy ... *sigh*

Also included is a pic of the hubby, wearing the sweater I made him last year, and the Christmas socks he thought were boughten, because how could I have time to knit socks on the sly? heehee. All I can say is, the bank lady got many updates of the sock, as I knit waiting for her to give me back the banking slips. The pattern was from Charlene Schurch's Sensational Knitted Socks book. My husband also suggested he'd happily wear knitted pants - no, dear, that's not happening. But doesn't that speak well of the comfort of the socks? I need to make him another sweater. He wears this one all the time. What a guy. It makes me feel pretty guilty that I swiped both fortune cookies from last night. However, here are the fortunes that we are "sharing". "Everyone enjoys your radiance," and "You are capable of building a thriving business venture." The people who play my on-line game will understand my concern about the first fortune. I have a character named Radiance, and I'm off to change my account password next. The business venture is a great fortune, as we are starting a business, and going through the maze of incorporating right now. It's not really a maze. It's just something I haven't done before.


Oh, and the final pic? My daughter asked if she could run her DoodleBear through the washer. I looked at it and said, "Why? It looks perfectly clean." "Yeah," she said. "It's the invisible ink kind."

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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Be careful, if you wash something with invisible ink like that on it. It runs out over the entire wash and the next load too. I have had to run two or three empty washes before just to get that stuff out of the machine.

AR said...

Look at your cute hubby! He really loves handknits. You're so lucky!

Nora said...

I love your husband's sweater - perfect in it's simplicity and subtle colour.

How's it holding up after 12 months btw?

Anonymous said...

That sweater fits him SO WELL! Yay for you! I think knitting a sweater is not nearly so hard as knitting a sweater that fits ;-)

Anonymous said...

oh. And did you know that they make invisible ink erasers? (work with me on this one...just make or buy something and say it works LOL)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful sweater and socks --- what a lucky husband!

cps said...

Nice socks. Cant't wait to see the hat:)

Jeanne said...

Very nice sweater! Knitted pants, eh? Can you imagine how long that would take! Wonder what happened to your DPN's but great fallback using the circs.