Rip & wind weekend
When not studying or singing karaoke, the girl is seeing the sights, having her picture taken with phone booths (I'm humored that the person in the booth behind her also appears to be having a picture taken rather than using the phone), doing some shopping, and taking walks in the park.
I'm wishing for feel-o-vision right now -- I've love to get my hands on that cute little bag -- it appears to be made of little felted balls that are all glommed together somehow. That's her new phone for scale.
I spent most of Saturday at home and did some training for International Pajama Day (the next celebration is slated for February 5th!). Maddy needed my driving services later in the day, and while she and a friend shopped the import store, I ran up to the LYS for a pair of needles so I could commence the Olympic training.
Oh, but before that could begin, I had to rip the offending work and wind it all up. It's a big, big, BIG pain the ass to rip and wind yarn that is 'held double throughout.' I did not want to re-wind it doubled, I wanted it separate; it went pretty well, though I did have to enlist help once. I was dreading ripping the Blossom, but it came out okay!
In the fresh start spirit, I re-copied the pattern on Sunday -- in color and on nice paper -- and also made a motivational page with Mary Beth's helpful information regarding this sweater. In an unusual training maneuver, I made two swatches during football yesterday -- BIG swatches -- one in stockinette and one in the cable pattern. Next, I've got to sharpen my pencil and warm up the calculator...
While I was doing all that ripping, separating, winding and swatching, the Luna Shawlette was having a Eucalan bath -- I kind of forgot about it, so it was a good, long soak! There was a little bleeding of dye, but not bad. It ought to be dry and ready for unpinning when I get home tonight -- I believe I did get about four inches in length when I pinned it, but will have to see how much it might bounce back.
And in between all that, I worked on the Jaywalker -- I've knit the heel flap, turned the heel and started the gusset. That's simple enough work that I ought to be able to do it while watching 24 tonight...