Thursday, September 14, 2006

Maybe not as good as I thought

Well, color me disappointed. It was cool and rainy today, again, so I decided to wear the new Main Line sweater. It's very comfortable, just the right weight, perfect color, but look...

PILLS! Hundereds of them. I've had the sweater on for a grand total of maybe 9-10 hours and it looks 5 months old. Very disappointing. Thankfully they come right off and a few minutes with the sweater shaver should solve the problem.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Ernesto came a callin' last night. The wind has died down some but it's still raining cats and dogs. Perfect weather to curl up on the sofa with my knitting and a good movie. Can't say so much for my movie selections, a B horror movie and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (which was actually ok, but one of the very few movies I didn't like Johnny Depp's performance in. Want Johnny Depp at his best? See Pirates or Neverland). However, I quite enjoyed my knitting. I managed to finish the Main Line sweater. Here it is flat out... I wish I could get a good picture of the color of this sweater. These all look kind of pink to me, it's actually a gorgeous deep dark red color. This one is a bit closer in color. It fits much better than I thought it would. Although I knitted a gauge swatch on the machine and was right on the recommended 4.5 st/inch, when I went to block the pieces they came out smaller than they should have. It may be because I measured my swatches after washing and the yarn may relax a bit. Even so, I really like the fit. I couldn't be happier with this sweater. And with the cold rainy weather we've got this weekend, it was perfect timing.