Saturday, September 22, 2007


There is actually knitting progress, I swear. I'm designing a cardigan with the linen yarn I bought in France in July, but I haven't taken any pictures as of yet. I do wish I weren't such a tight knitter though, as I'm already having fears of running out of yarn. I don't think its going to be easy to get anyone to ship things to Sudan, so I may have to modify my plans if yarn is scarce. Or plan a trip to France to get more, although that seems a little extreme. There are so many cool places close by to visit while I'm here. We'll see, I haven't run out yet.

I'm also working on a pair of Monkeys for myself. I'm using the Southwest Trading Company Tofutsies, which I really like! They are a little busy, given the almost stripiness of the yarn, but I'm having fun. I'm still using the Brittany Birch needles, which I love, but I am very hard on them! I had one break in my bag, and I had another one crack when it got damp (and who's hands don't perspire at least a little bit when its 40 degrees out?). They aren't really meant for knitting in the heat, but seem happy if I keep them in the house. I guess I'll have to go back to metal for in my bag, which I bend all the time, but haven't broken yet.

I do actually have a knitting coup to report: a colleague from the Dutch Embassy bet me I wouldn't take my knitting out and knit in a meeting. I did, at a meeting he was chairing, so now he owes me dinner. I got a few strange looks, but other people didn't even notice. Anyway, I've been here for hours, so I think its time to head home. I can't wait to get service at the house, although one would think that I spend enough time on the computer at work. I try to keep the personal stuff to a minimum there, hence the lack of updates.


nancy said...

Glad to hear the brittney's went to a good home :)

Leanne said...

I'm no longer using the Brittany Birch needles. I've broken two, and I'm not a particularly tight knitter. Both times happened while doing the short-row heel on my sock. I kept going after one breakage, but it's hard to knit on 3 dpns, so back to metal for me!

Nice job on knitting in your meeting. Soon people will get used to it and won't even bat an eye!


Daisy said...

Hey Tara,

Knitpicks has come out with a new line of stronger birch needles called Harmony. I'll let you know how I fare with them. I have broken many a Brittany and even Crystal Palace needle.

Take care, Daisy