Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Thank God for Patriots Day!

Here in New England, actually just the Boston area, we "celebrate" Patriot's Day. It's the 3rd Monday of April and the same day that the Boston Marathon is held sometimes earning this holiday it's other name-- Marathon Monday. Anyways, I like it. We're off from work. This is mostly because you cannot easily get around the city by car due to the marathon route blocking the southwest and northwest part of the city from each other. Fine by me. So I was productive yesterday-- I knit button bands and baked!

I finally steeked my Wicked Cardi that I started back in January! I totally procrastinated on this one. Who wants to cut their precious knitting in half??? It was really scary but I had to do it and finish that damn project. I almost never take this long to finish a project unless I don't actually plan on finishing it and just wanna toss it into the UFO pile in my closet.

But I did want to see the end result of this one. Also, I want to wear it before it gets too hot to do so. Out of the blue, I was suddenly motivated to make that cut down the center of my pull-over. I took out the sewing machine and sewed along the crochet chains that I had crochet last week and then just cut the fucker open. It wasn't that bad. I only got one gray hair from the experience. Here's what it looked like on Saturday afternoon in my dining room where I was working...
Then last night, as I'm sewing the buttons onto the button band, I decided that it was time to make those Oatmeal Raisin Coconut Cookies that I found a recipe for. They were super easy and turned out to be pretty decent. Maybe I'm getting over my baking slump. I just have to remember that baking is more of a science than cooking can be. Exact measurements are very important. I guess I can't use my cooking method of "a little of this, a little of that". Here's my baking process from last night...
Yum, those were good fresh out of the oven!!!!

9 comments:

Macoco said...

Your wicked cardi is beautiful! I love the color.

Bubblesknits said...

It turned out awesome! I love the play by play pics. LOL

rubyredruca said...

The sweater looks great! Now I want one!

Devonshire said...

Your wicked cardi looks great. Yummy cookies too.

RandomRanter said...

Excellent!

Melissa said...

Sweet relief is a "sweet" photo. NICE JOB on the sweater. I was tense as I scrolled down... but it came out great!
You derserve a whole batch of cookies after that one!

Abby said...

Steeking - you are so brave! And the results are wicked cool. Love the pix, too.

Jscothammerquist said...

Nice Cardigan ! Lovely color !
I think I downloaded that pattern and did not realize it called for steeking. Oh. My.
I will remember your steek face if I ever attempt it.

Yarn Thing said...

All your pictures in this post made me laugh. I haven't had the guts to steek yet. When I do do it (ha, ha, I said dodo ;-) you will have to come and hold my hand; deal?

xoxox
Marly

P.S. Be sure to listen to the next podcast (episode 36: Crochet Dude)as you might hear something that you like ;-) shhhhh...don't tell yet ;-)