Stacy Knits

Ramblings about knitting and whatever else crosses my mind

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Poor poor little neglected blog

I have been ignoring you, poor blog. Mainly because I have been ignoring you, poor knitting projects.

I have been working out with a personal trainer (hereinafter referred to as "The Killa") at the gym (hereinafter, the "Torture Chamber"), starting last Monday. I walked in on Day 2, and he cackled, "you're going to hurt so bad tomorrow." When I came back on Day 3 and told him I didn't hurt that bad, poor guy, he looked so disappointed. On Day 4, he told me he was trying to figure out how hard he could push me until he breaks me. He wants me to lift lots of heavy weights and when I'm too tired to lift anymore, go run on the treadmill. And he thinks all of this is fun! He loves pain! You know it's bad when your parents' neighbors are laughing at you as you walk your dogs down the street because you cannot bend your arms. Perhaps choosing a trainer who doesn't also train a couple of NBA and NFL players and part of the local police force would have made more sense for a weakling like me. I'm already making some good progress, I must admit. I'm lifting more than I thought I would and running pretty fast on the treadmill to boot.

I posted a new, better photo of Lucky below. I still love her!

I've been doing so little knitting. I've been exhausted in the evenings. I finished up the knitting on the Chevron Rib Tank but put off the seaming (simple shoulders and sides!) for awhile and stil haven't done the crochet edging. The good news is that it fits, good because I was working at a smaller gauge to get a smaller size. Here's a pic of the front, just to look like I've done something.
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You'd think a still uncompleted item, a pair of uncompleted socks, and a couple of projects not even on the needles yet would stop me from starting something new. Right? If you answered "no", you might be a knitter.

I found Rebecca #27 at my LYS a couple of weeks ago and decided to start the Apricot Jacket(it's the apricot colored cardi in the far right photo if you can't figure it out). I was torn on yarn to use and ended up with Lion Cotton-Ease in the pale pink color. Yarn snobs are running away in horror but I like how this feels and the color is exactly what I wanted. It's also better for the budget, after having to spring for last month's doggie surgery. My gauge is a little off but I'm wanting it to be a little smaller than the pattern so I'm doing the front left side first to see how that turns out.
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My massive progress so far!
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Using size 7 needles and a gauge of 18 st/4 in feels huge compared to Lucky!

The owner of the LYS was working on the pale blue lace and cable pullover from this issue. The girl in the 2nd pic from the right, sitting at the picnic table is wearing it. It's gorgeous, and the photo doesn't do it justice. I definitely want to make it, probably for winter in merino or something else soft and warm rather than the cotton the LYS was using. She says the pattern repeat isn't complicated and is easy to memorize once you get going.



10 Comments:

  • At 1:55 AM, Blogger goodkarma said…

    Stacy! We must've been separated at birth or something! You keep choosing projects that I've had my eye on. I have some Rowan All Seasons Cotton sitting here ready for the Aprikot Jacke. I've always wondered what the Chevron Tank would look like on a girl with boobs.

    Good job on the training thing. You know I need to do that, too. Maybe you can come to Seattle and kick my butt into gear. :)

     
  • At 3:42 AM, Blogger winnie said…

    Holy cow.. I was just daydreaming about making that apricot jacket some day. unfortunately, i don't have that pattern. and i glossed over the patterns in the mag, and it seems that the only pattern i liked was the apricot jacket. still can't bring myself to fork over 16 bucks for one pattern.. maybe some day when i am in another moment of weakness. you know how we knitters are... and hey, chevron tank looks good. and you go girl for the training!

     
  • At 9:27 AM, Anonymous christy said…

    Hi Stacy! I love Rebecca magazine, and you've now made me want to go out and buy issue 27 and make all those gorgeous sweaters! My first (and only) Rebecca project was a cropped lace-wrap cardigan and I positively adore it. Here is a picture.
    take care!
    ~christy

     
  • At 1:11 AM, Blogger stacyo said…

    stacy,
    I, too, am a stacy without an 'e.' and i knit and love the color pink. your knitting is great. and i love your blog. glad i found it. from a link off knitaholocs R us.

     
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