Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Up Next...

The enthusiasm over my most recent successes has led me to cast on not one, but two summer cardigans.

The off-white will be Maris from the Summer/Spring 2007 issue of Rowan. It's being knit with Rowan Calmer in a wonderfully simple and repetitive K3P1 pattern. I'm not usually much for simple and repetitive as I am (almost unacceptably) easily bored, but this pattern knit in Calmer (which is like buttah) is like therapy for the hands. Very soothing, very soft, and no thinking required for at least a dozen or so inches.

While I was perfectly content with Maris, the color of the Blue Sky Cotton alone enticed me to cast on for the Eyelet Cardigan as well. Well, that and the promise of some stitch variety in the not too distant future on this one. I plan on modifying the pattern to increase the length, thereby decreasing my chances of success with this one, but I'm still on my optimistic high so what the heck.

I've been trying to read a bit today but aside from the constant struggle to get the little paperback to remain open, I've been endlessly amused with re-dressing and personalizing my little avatar on the sidebar. (Notice that my big wardrobe change involved donning a pair of jeans and changing my t-shirt color... even my cyber-self is boring. I wanted to change the background but, really, anything beyond the messy living room just stretches my imagination too much. Well, we're sure to spend some time at the pool this summer, and we may even hate, I mean hit, the beach (I always hate the beach) this summer... but don't be expecting me to show up in a bikini!)

So where was I? Oh yeah, trying to read... yes, I am holding that book open with one of those ear thermometers. It seems to perform this task just about as well as it actually takes temperatures. Anyway, a couple of us are feeling under the weather, and we all have this obsessive need to do temp checks periodically when we get sick. This is only made more ridiculous by the fact that we use an incompetent instrument that gives us meaningless information to do so. (Does anybody have an ear thermometer that actually works?) We have now actually taken to checking our temperatures when we're healthy so we have a base temperature to go from. Mine is reading normal today... but it normally reads very low... so I'm thinking it's possible that I have a temp. Whatever happened to those good ole fashioned toxic mercury ones? Do you have any idea how long a boy person can hold onto a glass tube of mercury before it breaks? Blink. Yeah, that long.

6 comments:

Natalie said...

I'd like to say something sweet about what you wrote... My comprehension is waning due to the hour of the night and the fact that I am not sleeping. It looks like fun? I know, pathetic!

Angelika said...

See, your way of putting things into words is exactly why I love reading your blog. Now the book issue, I had the same problem before. I guess you need to stick the top or bottom edge under something heavy enough to hold it open and big enough to go all the way across. What about books on CD?

Kaity said...

Ooh I like the Eyelet Cardigan, especially since it's knit out of Blue Sky Cotton, that stuff is so nice.

Mariah said...

I left a comment after you posted pics of Bonits, but it never showed up.

I am so impressed with the quality and quanity of what you get done! I love Bonita and it looks so great on you. And now you've finished another great top. Amazing!

Mariah
who reads weekly, but never comments

Amanda1 said...

I like your blog!

5elementknitr said...

Chris at Stumbling Over Chaos has a free pattern for a felted thingy that holds books open. Feel better soon!