Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Going to Extremes

I've never had two such extreme gauge projects going on at the same time before. It's kinda spicy!

The Sirdar Yarn is an ultra chunky, and that has drastically limited what I could do with it. I decided on the simplest vest possible, and if I run out of yarn, I'm going to rip to the arm holes and knit it up as a baby blanket. Although I'm most comfortable with the lighter weight yarns, I'm enjoying the super cushy fabric this yarn is making.

I have some other happy news to share. Last week I signed Dexter's adoption papers, transfered his ownership, and bought him his liscence. He's officially ours now! Yeah! Puppy pictures for all.

Finally, I'd like to announce that I received a small promotion at work and I'm now the Team Lead for the Technical Publications department.

14 comments:

  1. Hooray puppy! Dexter looks like one happy fella in that picture. And congrats on the promotion at work.

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  2. Congratulations on the promotion!!

    Those blue needles look like they should have a broom on the other end. :-)

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  3. Congrats on being owned by Dexter! And yay on your promotion. Your extreme gauges are rather funny... what size are those blue needles?!

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  4. Congratulations all around!

    Dexter is one LUCKY DOG!

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  5. Congratulations all around! You have a lot of exciting things going on!

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  6. I can only add to the congrats you already got. They all beat me to it. You go girl (that's a new one)

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  7. I got some Rowan Ribbon Twist for $3.75 a ball - reg $14.95 and I thought that I could make a vest for my GD. Well, today on Knitting on the Net, there is a pattern for a bolero vest - that you can put a fringe on. I will eliminate the fringe, as this yarn is so loosely spun. Go to the site and have a look, Laurie, it looks cute on the model.

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  8. Congrats on the promotion. Sure it's "small" now, but it will feel like a ton later.

    Congrats on the new addition to the family!!

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  9. Great picture of your dog! Dexter is the name my daughter has picked if New Baby turns out to be a boy
    -won't know til January.

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  10. Well done Dexter for choosing a good 'un.

    And Laurie, I've made a vest in that Sirdar and it's wonderful to work with as well as giving beautiful results. Love the socks (must trawl further back to find what they are, and the identity of the yarn).

    Oh and congratulations to your employers for being intelligent for once!

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  11. Sorry, I'm on the road right now and that will have to excuse my short memory on the sock yarn. I asked you about this ALREADY didn't I?

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  12. Hooray for the promotion!

    I hope you have enough of the bulky for that vest -- it will be such a nice thing to wear.

    The pup looks splendid. Great photo. --Syl

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  13. awww, look how HAPPY that dog is! he loves living with you!

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