June 27, 2008

In case I don’t have time

Filed under:Crochet,Finished Objects,News!,Works In Progress — Aileen @ 09:40

My situation oscillates between having too much time and not having enough time. I am very quickly moving into one of those not-enough-time periods so I’m going to post this now. Next Wednesday, I fly out to New Jersey to visit my sister. I will be there for the month of July so there are certain things I have to get done now, you know? I started with the two things I was most likely to put off closer to the time – washing the windows and washing the curtains. I will say two things: windows are much, much bigger than they look and curtains are much, much dirtier than they look. (And to the orange fungus growing on the sitting room window… I’m not sure whether to scrub you off with an ice-scraper or to make a peace-offering).

Now I’m getting into the usual stuff like hoovering, doing laundry and making brownies for Alb for while I’m away. Yesterday, I returned library books and had a brief look in Pennys, with a mind to picking up some cheap holiday gear. I came out with pop socks and a pair of pyjamas because it was depressingly clear that Pennys Irish idea of summer and summer in NJ are two totally different things. Then I figured that I should probably wait until I am there anyway, because it’s not like I won’t go shopping and cheap as Pennys is, I’m sure there will be cheaper in NJ. Plus, the more room I have in my case going over, the more I can fit in coming back!

Here’s some crochet for you. It is about the only thing keeping me going through all this rain.

Although it looks like alot, I only have 8 squares. A blanket of any useful proportion will require 54. I think there will be some surprise cushion covers in peoples’ Christmas presents this year!

I finished my February Lady Sweater but I will wait for Alb to take photos of it. It fits ok but I’m not entirely convinced. Honestly, I think it makes me look pregnant in a covering-it-up sort of way, which of course is the best way to get people to wonder. I’ll let you decide for yourself tomorrow. I have been working on the romantically-named Design 23 from Noro Mini Knits since.

I have the right front and the two little sleeves to do before making it up. I think it will be really nice and quite likely the only Noro colourway that I would wear on a regular basis. Ok. I have to go.



  1. That is exactly my worry about the february sweater. And why I’m waiting to see what mods people have made to rectify the problem! 🙂

    The squares are looking very christmasy.

    Comment by Yvonne — June 27, 2008 @ 11:21

  2. Email me when you get settled so we can work on a date for me to head down 🙂

    Comment by Elana — June 27, 2008 @ 12:15

  3. I probably won’t see you before you leave…hope you’ll have a good time in NY. The little top in Noro will certainely be very nice.

    Comment by Lauréole — June 28, 2008 @ 19:41

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  5. How goes the States?

    Comment by Lisa — July 8, 2008 @ 00:49

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