What you get for the money

by | Aug 1, 2007 | Uncategorized

Yesterday I had on a severe case of cast-on-itis. Which might interfere horribly with the whole “less than ten” master plan. But then Kim reminded me that crochet projects don’t count. Of course I finished the crochet hotpad in a couple of hours, but still. So here is what I did yesterday….

50 grams of mainline worked into the first five inches of a Tomato, which is a free pattern if you sign up for Knitting Daily. Personally speaking, I HATE it when they name designs after colors. Or things that have a definite color associated with them. What am I supposed to call this, a chocolate covered tomato? A rotten and festering tomato? I mean honestly. And then the bright orange hotpad. They call it a dishcloth, but it’s really not big enough and the crochet makes it too thick in my opinion. Dude, I’m full of opinions today, aren’t I?

And then we have the beauty projects.

Six inches of the right sleeve of the Katherine Hepburn Cardigan. This sweater is gonna be so lovely. And 2.5 repeats of #19, aka the dead bride. The lace has become a bit of a sore spot with me. I’m just bound and determined to beat this one. And I’ve never found a finished one online anywhere. It will be the club of me.

In other news, if I used to comment on your blog and stopped, please post a comment. For some reason gator purged ALL of my subscriptions. Which was half of my knitting blog-friends. I have the other half on bloglines. I need to go back and look through comments, but truth be told, I’m busy AND I’m lazy. A deadly combination if there ever was one.

Oh and if you’re counting, I’m still only up to nine.


  1. TeresaB

    Wow, you were mighty busy yesterday. Looks like you got way more accomplished then I did this weekend and that all in one day. Everything looks fab.

  2. Batty

    Beautiful work! And why didn’t I realize crochet projects don’t count? Now I’ve got to get out my hook and start myself a little somethin’ somethin’.

  3. Knit Kimber Knit

    I am glad you took me up on my “crochet doesn’t count”. Very nice work my friend!

    See you on Friday!

  4. jessie

    I’m so glad to see someone else has a good supply of UFOs.

    I want to check out the pattern for the K.H. cardigan. I seem to remember really liking that.

    As for Tomato, when I first saw the picture in Knitting Daily, it looked like it had some funny fit issues around the upper torso. I’m glad to see I was not the only one who noticed and that they published some mods or advice about that. I hope it works out for you. (I’m on a quest to build my own duct-tape dress form because, as it turns out, I have some issues around the upper torso myself. Can’t knit any more ill-fitting sweaters. Life’s too short and I knit too slow.)

    The lace? Ack. You’re a good woman.

  5. ZantiMissKnit

    I’m glad someone has more UFOs than I do.

    I love Dead Bride. Please always always always call it that, even when it’s finished!


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