Friday, November 27, 2009

A string update

My Fireside sweater is done! I made the size medium but did large sleeves. I ended up with a couple of design elements. I haven't decided if I'm going to put button or buttons on it yet.

Since the Fireside is now done, I started on the Star Vest (Ravelry) from Folk Vests. I'm using Berroco Ultra Alpaca and Noro Kureyon. I really like how the stars look. You can't really tell in this picture. I am a little nervous about steeking though!

Mortal came up for Thanksgiving and helped me set the twist on my handspun. We soaked it in hot water in the sink and then took it upstairs to drip dry over the bathtub. I moved the shower rod back so it was completely over the tub and hung up the various skeins.

The long one on the right is Tussah and I didn't like spinning it. The 2 small dark ones are a dark green blend that was, with the exception of the small amount of fiber that came with the spindle, my first yarn. The coral/orange is the fiber that my mother bought in the Falklands. I have 1 skein of major thick/thin that is a single and the remaining three skeins are a two ply that is still a little thick/thin but is mainly worsted weight. So far, the fiends have not bothered the yarn.

On a plus note, the November sock club shipment came today!!! Before I left for a weeklong workshop! Yeah!! Of course, I need to finish (start) September....

Saturday, November 7, 2009

What about you?

I just read The Memory Keeper's Daughter. It was very interesting. The main gist of the story is that the doctor's wife has twins and the girl is born with Down Syndrome. The nurse is told to take the girl to an institution and leave her there, but she can't do it. She takes the baby and raises her. The father tells his wife that the girl died.

I don't know. Which path would I take? The father or the nurse? Would I keep the child or throw it away? I think, that if that happens, that it isn't an issue, I would keep the child. What about you?

Thursday, November 5, 2009

If you don't vote, don't complain

I hope people remembered to vote. I’m not putting much confidence in this, at least not in PA. Actually casting my ballot took longer than the wait – there was none. I didn’t even need any knitting to pass the time. I just wish the people that man, or would it be person?, the polls would get their act in gear.
The books are sorted alphabetically. A-L and M-Z. Last year there were two different lines that began in the lobby. This year, it was one line with two tables side by side, but you could skip ahead to the M-Z, you didn’t have to wait for the A-L’s to finish. Previously, it didn’t matter if the people in front were A-L, you still had to wait for them to finish before you could go to the M-Z.

I always vote. I may not be the most informed voter, but I always vote.