Progress

So progress is being made, not as much as I could have made, but some nonetheless.  The back of Sylvi is complete up to where the hood starts.  As are both sleeves.  Now, I’m over half way finished with the left front.  What remains is the right front, seaming, hood, blocking, petals, and buttons.

 

As for the SOD, progress has been made there as well.  There are still about 333 rows to complete, plus blocking and tassels, but it’s doable.  I have refrained from knitting on anything other than these two projects, though it has been incredibly difficult.  No worries, I shall persevere.

 

I should be able to get through all of this by the end of next week…right?  I just have to buckle down and knit a little tonight (I can’t do too much, Choir practice is tonight, but I should be able to make a dent in the Raglan decreases on the Left Front of Slyvi), then knit Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (when I’m not cooking or cleaning), Friday, Saturday, and Sunday then continue on into next week.  Luckily, this weekend is going to be spent at home for the most part 🙂  I don’t plan on going anywhere for the entire 4-Day-Weekend.  Before you know it, I’ll be wearing my Sylvi and the SOD will be ready for wrapping.  Then it will be on to the next projects for the month.

 

*As a side note, the Frisco Chorale will be performing in Frisco and the new Frisco High School Auditorium on Saturday, December 14th, at 7pm.  Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door or online at www.friscochorale.org 

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Monogamy (times 2)

So I’ve been working on the same two projects for awhile now.  One is a gift titled “The Scarf Of Death” (henceforth, it shall be called SOD, this is of course, my personal name for it ;-D),

The Scarf Of Death

The Scarf Of Death

and the other is a coat for myself, Sylvi.

Sylvi Back

Sylvi Back

I love this coat, and I can’t wait to wear it, but it’s taking a bit of time as is the SOD.  I enjoy working on them, for very different reasons of course.  I’m currently on the back of Sylvi and it’s a lovely cabled pattern that keeps me focused while I work on it.  The SOD, a simple garter stitch, allows me to read or watch TV while I work, thus helping the monotonous rows of garter stitch fly by.  And while I love both of these projects…my gaze is starting to wonder…

There’s that pretty Peacock Feathers Shawl from Fiddlesticks Knitting sitting beside my bed…

Peacock

Peacock

And then there is that green yarn that I ordered awhile back, just sitting in that corner over there…

Fern from KnitPicks

Fern from KnitPicks

Oh, and the Ellie, that I haven’t even started yet with the lovely blown glass buttons and the soft MCN Unemployed?  In Greenland? yarn from Indigodragonfly

And we mustn’t forget the Melissa Shawl with the pretty white sequin yarn (I actually bought mine from yarnmarket.com, but they don’t sell it anymore) that I had to completely frog a few months ago…

Patons Sequin Lace Yarn

Patons Sequin Lace Yarn

I also need to make 4 5 more Christmas presents, but 2 of them aren’t needed until after Christmas…

So many projects with so little time makes it very difficult to be even partially monogamous.

Maybe just a little lace?

Veterans Day

PFC Junior Ray Patterson

PFC Junior Ray Patterson


Today is a day that we stop to say “thank you” and acknowledge our veterans for everything they do whether we agree with current or past wars or not. I saw a Vietnam Vet license plate the other day and I began thinking, those are our ignored vets. It was an unpopular war with society, so when they came home, they became the ignored.
Pap-pa Air Force
While those in World Wars I and II were given hero status after they returned, soon they were the forgotten vets. Once the thrill of victory was over come by life returning to normal, they became the lost and forgotten. Though as time past, they have become less forgotten, most of them are gone. Today, while the system still isn’t perfect, we are trying harder not to forget or ignore our veterans, but there is still work to be done and changes to be made so they always receive the care they need. Today, try to remember that and don’t forget or ignore our veterans. It doesn’t matter if you agree with the politics behind the wars, just remember they have a job, too. A job that takes a toll on the mind, body, and spirit.