Thursday, August 5, 2010

Please disregard my last post.

For reasons that really are too painful to go very much into right now, I will be moving again. We're not going to buy the house we had planned, but have to be out of here by the 21st, so if we can just find a temporary apartment, we'll move in there for now and then start trying to find something more permanent. This has been a really crappy week, I really hadn't planned on spending my last week of Summer vacation trying to find a place for us to live. And that's all I'm going to say on the subject for now.

But on a lighter note, I've finished two projects! Yay, me! I finally, finally, finished the February Lady Sweater that I started in, well, February. It turned out bloody huge when I finished it, about two sizes too big for me. Luckily I used Colourmart angora yarn, that's supposed to shrink when you wash it. So, I chucked it in the washer with the rest of my normal laundry, and hoped for the best, hoped to high heavens that it would shrink enough so that I could actually wear it. And whaddaya know, it did! You can barely recognize it as the same sweater, but it is. (And right about now I'm a wee bit peeved at myself for not takin a "before" picture of it. I was so mad at it for being so much too big for me, that I didn't even want to look at it.) Anyway after washing it, I now have a warm, soft sweater, that is the perfect size for me. The pictures of me wearing it aren't great, because I took them myself. :D
I haven't sewn in buttons yet, because I haven't had the energy to decide what kind of buttons I want. And yes, that's a safety pin holding it closed. :)

Pattern: February Lady Sweater by Pamela Wynne (ravel it)
Yarn: Colourmart angora 6/16 nm
Needles: umm, 6mm, I think

I also made a hat, from a dark grey yarn that Lotta gave me. I mentioned on Ravelry that I'd want to make a hat out of dark grey yarn, but didn't have any, and Lotta came to the rescue, and sent me some that she had. ♥ It took me about five episodes of Stargate to make this. :)
A thick wool hat, just in time for the record heat we're supposed to have this coming weekend. Hah.

And since I finished one big project, I started a new one (because where's the fun in finishing the cardi I've had lying around for almost a year now..), the Minimalist Cardi. With my current knitting speed, I estimate to have this done by Fall. Next year. I've knit the ribbing on the back, will start the moss stitch next. Oh, btw, did I say a while back that I hate seaming, and will never, ever do it again? Well, guess who started a cardi that has to be seamed? Yup, you guessed it, genious over here. Oh well.. At least the color is beautiful, but it's really difficult to photograph, this was the only photo I got in which the color looks correct. (Please try to ignore the barcelet and other stuff that don't belong in the picture.)
And now I have to go fill out application forms for apartments.. Wahoo.


  1. The February sweater looks amazing! I'm so glad the sizing thing worked out. The hat is super cute.

    I know you'll find the perfect house for you and your family. I'm sorry that it has to be so difficult right now. Hugs!

  2. I am so sorry that your house move has gone wrong. You must be so disappointed. I hope the apartment hunting is successful for you.

    The February sweater is beautiful. I'm glad it shrunk enough and not too much (which sometimes happens to me). I too have the minimalist in my queue so I look forward to seeing yours. Great hat too.

  3. I think getting your FLS done already is great, especially with all this life stuff getting in your way. Try thinking that you will end up in a better place, it just may take a little while longer to get there.

    And if that doesn't work, feel free to piss and moan, we'll still be here for you!

  4. Dorothy - thanks, I was a bit nervous about what would happen to the sweater in the washer, but I decided to just risk it. And for once the risk was worth it. I'm trying to think that this whole move thing will work out for the best, but it's really difficult. But, the thign that we're happy about right now, is that we found out about all these problems with the house *before* we signed any papers. And my parents told me we can stay in their house for up to a month if we need to. (And no, they won't be there themselves during that time, my mom said that they can stay at the Summer house while we're at their house.)

    Where the nodding violets grow - disappointed doesn't begin to describe it. :/ This week has been one of the crappiest ever. My biggest fear with the fls was that it wouldn't shrink *enough*, because it really was so big that you could fit three of me in there. So I'm really very happy that the size ended up just perfect for me. :)

    Amybel - knitting is a good way to get my mind off these crappy things going on right now, so I've been trying to knit as much as possible, it soothes my nerves. :) I'm trying not to piss and moan too much, it's not going to make things any better, but I'm just not that good at this "positive thinking"-stuff. I'm working on it tho. :)

  5. I'm working on a Minimalist myself and quite enjoying it - it's mostly a mindless knit that I go to in breaks between work that are too short (or when I am too stressed) to focus on more complicated things. And it's been going quite fast! I don't think I could ever finish a FLS, though. I did a February Baby Sweater and it took me ages - I was just soooo bored by the simple lace repeats! I think it would've taken me less time if the lace had been a bit more complicated - it would've kept me interested. So kudos for finishing a full sized (even an oversized!) version!

  6. fridica - the Minimalist is perfect to knit while watching tv. :) I haven't had the energy to focus on anything more complicated lately. Now I just need to wind another skein into a ball, I already knit the first skein, and I'm a bit nervous about whether or not I have enough yarn..