Wednesday, March 08, 2006

The Secret Sweater is done!

Yay, I finished! Well, the knitting is finished. I still need to block and seam it but that won't happen until after this weekend, since I have potential students coming to stay with me.

Anyway, no pictures of the sweater, but I do have a couple of other pictures for you tonight. :)

First off, some goodies from Shona:

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The famous Jaffa Cakes, which I've never tried but will now have the chance to! She also sent Fruit Pastilles, which apparently are also very good, and a keychain for Edinburgh.

This is perfect for two reasons - one because I haven't been having the best week. Second because my keychain broke tonight! Yes, my big green tape measure that allows me to locate my keys from many feet away finally bit the dust. Well, first the tab fell off the tape measure part, but I had my uncle melt it back on. Then it was getting weak again so I taped it. Now the part connecting it to the ring has broken and I think it's time that it becomes just another tape measure.

And now for the second picture, the very little progress I've made on my Sockapalooza socks:

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Yep, purple ruffley cuffs. That's all. It was a lot of stitches to cast on, okay!


Blogger helen said...

haha. mustn't scare away the potential students with sweaters parts laying around all stuck up with pins. *snicker*

oh, purpley ruffles! fun :)

*pets own box of jaffas*
oh yum.
it is taking great restraint to have only eaten one box out of 3, and one roll out of 4. you shall see, once you open them. make sure the jaffas get sealed up tight between tastes. they get stale kinda easily.
*wipes away drool*

9:04 PM  
Blogger veritas said...

these jaffa cake things intrigue me. you need to share the story of how they taste with us.

10:30 PM  
Blogger Catherine said...

I hope you're feeling better!

So... what's a jaffa cake? I am guessing there is chocolate involved??

8:10 AM  
Blogger mf said...

what a lovely shade of purple!

8:31 AM  
Blogger LaBean said...

I must I must, I must learn to knit 2 on 2!! Good on ya. I still don't understand what Jaffa cakes are.. but.. I like fruit chews!! :D

9:57 AM  
Blogger alison said...

Love the color of the sockapaloooza socks! (Hey, speaking of socks... my mother-in-law tells me that a package arrived there with yarn that I ordered while I was there, quite possibly including a skein of a certain Meilenweit sock yarn!)

9:43 AM  

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Sock Yarn

    A quest to use sock yarns:

    Yarns I've had:
    * means I really liked it

    4-ply Soft
    A Piece of Vermont*
    Artyarns Supermerino*
    Austermann Step
    BMFA Sock Candy*
    Black Bunny Fibers*
    Brown Sheep Naturespun Sport
    Chinese Mystery sock yarn
    Claudia's Handpaints
    Conjoined Creations Flat Feet
    Crystal Palace Maizy
    CTH Supersock
    Dicentra Designs
    Dorchester Farms
    Fearless Fibers
    Gloss (KP)
    Interlacements Beibi Seda
    Interlacements Tiny Toes
    Interlacements Toasty Toes
    Jarbo Raggi
    Jojoland Melody
    Kona Superwash
    KP Essential
    KP Merino
    KP Palette
    Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock*
    Macek Designs
    Magic Stripes
    Mega Boots Stretch
    Nature's Palette
    Noro Kureyon Sock
    Panda Cotton
    Paton's Kroy*
    Peru DK
    Peruvian Quechua
    Regia Bamboo*
    Regia Cotton
    Regia Strato*
    Ruby Sapphire
    Socks That Rock*
    Star (Classic Elite)
    Stitch Jones
    Sunshine Yarns*
    Three Fates Cauldron Sock*
    Wool Ease
    Yarn Pirate*

    In Progress:

    Perchance to Knit
    Yarns in the stash:

    All Things Heather
    Ancient Threads
    Apple Laine
    Araucania Ranco
    Artyarns Ultramerino
    Autumn House Farm
    Baby Ull
    Ball and Skein
    Baywood Yarns
    Bearfoot (Mountain Colors)
    Briar Rose Fibers
    Brooklyn Handspun
    Cavyshops Handpaint
    C*eye*ber Fiber
    Cervinia Calzetteria
    CTH Superglitz
    Chasing Rainbows Dyeworks
    Chewy Spaghetti
    Classic Elite Alpaca Sox
    Colinette Cadenza
    Colinette Jitterbug
    Country Classic Yarn for Sox
    Crash Into Ewe
    Crown Mountain Farms Sock Hop
    Curious Yarns
    Done Roving
    Dream in Color
    Duet (A Swell Yarn Shop)
    Dye Dreams
    Ellen's Half Pint Farm
    End of the World Farm
    Fashion Trend Sportivo
    The Fiber Denn
    Fleece Artist
    The Flock Bransonas
    French Hill Farm
    Froehlich Blauband
    Gjestal Silja
    Great Adirondack Soxie
    Greenwood Fiberworks
    Jaeger Matchmaker
    Jarbo Mini Raggi
    Jawoll Cotton
    Just Our Yarn
    Knit Purl Natural Collection
    Kona Superwash
    KP Dancing
    KP Essential Tweed
    Lime & Violet
    Lisa Souza
    Louet Gems Pearl
    Mama Llama
    Merlin the Cat
    Meilenweit Cotton
    Meilenweit Trend
    Mind's Eye Merino/Tencel
    Mirasol Hacho
    Misty Mountain Farm
    The Natural Dye Studio
    Neighborhood Fiber Company
    Over the Rainbow Twinkletoes
    Pigeon Roof Studios
    Pine Woods
    Posh Yarn Lucia
    Prism Saki
    Pucker Brush Farm
    Regia Surf
    Reynolds Swizzle
    Reynolds Soft Sea Wool
    Rio De La Plata
    Royale Hare
    Roz Houseknecht
    Schaefer Anne
    Scout's Swag
    Sheep Shop Wensleydale
    Shelridge Farm
    Sockenwolle Unipo
    Spirit Trail Fiberworks
    Spunky Eclectic
    Steinbach Wolle Sockenwolle
    Sundara Yarn
    Tess Designer Yarns
    The Unique Sheep
    Universal Ditto
    Valley Yarns Franklin
    vanCalcar Acres
    White Oak Studio tvyarn
    Wisdom Yarns Marathon
    Wool in the Woods
    The Woolen Rabbit
    Yarn Botanika Radiance
    Ysolda Yarn
    Zen Yarn Garden

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