June 13, 2010

What Has Brown Done For Me Lately?

The anticipation ... the tracking ... the big brown truck pulling up in front. Have you ever startled the UPS man by ripping the door open to accept a package delivery before he's actually rung the doorbell? That would be me and I'm sorry and it's a good thing his pants are already brown. And, of course, I'm juggling Miles-you-little-bastard in one hand so he can't take off down the street and Louie is dying of ecstasy at having a visitor and running around his legs like a maniac.


And I'm doing the happy yarn dance. Just look at all that cotton goodness. And it feels so nice and I love the color. And screw working on Christmas and birthday gifts (sorry, family) because I am making this cute summer sweater for myself ...


This is thin yarn and small needles - for me, anyway. I'm into instant gratification so I like quickly grinding things out with chunky yarn and big needles. Cast on for the bottom edge was 250 stitches, which I had to do twice because I first tried a cable cast on that just didn't look good, but I didn't decide this until I was 4 or 5 rows into it. That's a do over of the cast on plus over 1,000 stitches knit that had to be torn out and redone. Arrrggghhhhh! I hate that!!!


But it's beautiful and light and airy and cottony and it has a lovely lace pattern that repeats throughout the body. Here are the first 14 rows ...


When I need a break, I'll be doing some button shopping. Yay!!!

Let me leave you with a few knitting funnies my BIL sent me ...



10 comments:

Loren said...

Oh you are a hoot- a- nannny ;)

Can't wait to see the finished project and hear about the button adventures....
if they are anything like this yarn arriving ~ LOL

Happy knitting my friend

Noelle said...

I don't know that I'll ever get that excited about yarn...but I can't wait to see the finished product! :)

Tightwad Mom said...

I can hardly wait to see your beautiful sweater. I have done the greet the UPS man, juggle the dog (who is 100 pounds and trying to greet the UPS man, as well), and do the happy dance of joy routine myself. It is not something to be done by amateurs!

Cheeseboy said...

"It's a good thing his pants are already brown" Ha ha!

cathyjoy said...

i'm so impressed you can do that! i can knit scarves...knit one row, knit another, BIG chunky bamboo needles...that's it!

Duchess said...

What a pretty color! Good luck..I can't wait to see the finished product.

heavenisabookstore said...

Sounds like a great project!! I love my apron and I will be using it for more than cooking. enjoy working on something for you. You deserve.

WhisperingWriter said...

Good luck with the project!

lisaschaos said...

Yes I have! I hear their truck and I'm like a puppy after the mailman, lol. :0) Lovely creation!

Elizabeth @ Southern Comfort said...

I wish I had more time to do some of these types of "crafts". I do some crocheting, I only know one stitch, So that gets boring. Any suggestions on books or where to learn? I'm in love with that sweater too!