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posted by [personal profile] cathyr19355 at 10:46pm on 12/06/2006 under ,
My nalbinding project (you remember, the one that used to look like a yarmulke?) now looks like a floppy hippie hat. I'm trying to make the circumference smaller--we'll see if that works. It has some nice clear stretches of perfect stitches--and some incredibly awful looking cock-ups. Well, it's my first real project. :-)

Eric hasn't been to New York in a few weeks. Work is mostly dull.

On the other hand, I've finished a few Viking apron dresses, in different (conjectural) styles. You can see pictures here and here.

I've been told by one of my political connections that a local judge is likely to retire in the next two years, potentially giving me a chance to run for his office (yes, Virginia, judicial office in Pennsylvania is elective), if I'm interested.

It's been a normal month here, otherwise.
location: at my desktop's keyboard
Music:: random stuff from "Guitar Shop" by Jeff Beck
Mood:: 'thankful' thankful
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posted by [personal profile] cathyr19355 at 11:01pm on 10/04/2006 under , ,
In between working, pretending to do my taxes (still 5 days! 7, if you go to the following Monday!) helping Eric to recover from his long weekdays on his consulting job, and refusing to clean the house, I continue with my efforts to learn nålbinding.

The item that was to be my first sock refuses to turn into a tube. It now is of the size, and shape, of a yarmulke. So there's been a change of plan. I'm going to work on it until it's the size of a beanie (i.e., a yarmulke about twice as broad and deep). Then I'll finish it off with a row in a contrasting color, and I'll have my first project--a hat! We won't say anything about the quality of the stitching (I can do at least 8-10 perfectly gauged stitches without screwing something up), but it should be a usable hat by the time I'm done.

Then I can start trying to make a sock all over again, using my brand-new, perfectly Viking period bone nalbinding needle!
Music:: Mark Knopfler, "Wanderlust"
Mood:: 'optimistic' optimistic

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