Saturday, March 31, 2007

I'm Quivering with Excitment

In a burst of effort, I hit the finish line this morning. I'm really am that excited, I feel all trembly. I need to take a break before I cut the steeks. I like to steek naked, that is, without sewing the knitting, because the Shetland wool doesn't really need reinforcement and it makes for a more flexible edge.

It occurred to me at the end, as I was flipping this thing around on my lap, that I would have been done a lot sooner if I were a smaller woman.

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  1. Ooooo Weeee that is pretty - have fun cutting those steeks!!

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  2. This is GORGEOUS! I wish I had the patience for such intricate work.

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  3. Beautiful!
    I know what you mean about wishing you were smaller when you knit - me too! I also have to make things a bit longer as I am tall! The only time I want XL things is when I find a beautiful cashmere sweater at Sally Ann and want to reclaim the yarn!!

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  4. OMG! It's gorgeous. And worth every glorious stitch of effort. I remember feeling so excited about finishing my first Alice St*rmoe sweater that I could barely sleep. I need another challenge like that. The excitement is a reward in itself.

    By the way, I can totally see you cross stitching subversively. I've had a blast with it. As soon as I finish "Babies Suck" for my friend's shower, I'm on to "Bite Me" for my office...

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  5. Wow, didn't you just start doing color work? I really like looking at your latest piece. It's so impressive.

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  6. wow! another glowing knit; i got to see the harlot's bohus yesteeday in person, and i think now i must make one. but i want to make a starmore too . . .

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  7. I almost had a heart attack (in a bad way) when I saw your vest -- not that it's not gorgeous, because it is! But I just finished my Oregon Cardigan and when I saw your picture I had a scary flashback that I would have to knit the sleeves again -- whew! Thank goodness it was only a dream!

    I just saw Yarn Harlot's Bohus in person myself, LAST NIGHT! She was in St. Paul for her book signing. I have an up close photo of it on my blog.

    Love your fish mitts, too! Very cute!

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  8. Anonymous5:12 pm

    Where did you find the pattern for this vest?

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