Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Thanks a Bunch

It's nearly impossible to choose the projects that will accompany me on my journey North tomorrow morning. So instead of fretting about that, I'm messing with the project I cast on last night. It's a Mason Dixon mitered square. Hey, I've never knit a mitered square before, and it's important that I broaden my horizons. There aren't any looming deadlines (that is, deadlines within a few days), so I can knit whatever I want. Apparently I liked that chocolate covered cherry look from Morgan's socks and wanted to duplicate it here. While I love how it turns out, I have a feeling this could get boring pretty quickly. Will she even be able to finish the first square?

I swatched and cast on for my green sweater. It's called a central park hoodie, in case I neglected to mention that. Did you catch that first statement? I swatched. I hit gauge on the first try, both stitches and rows. Heh. I've found that it will probably be pretty easy to up-size this sweater, as most of the sizes are multiples of four inches, and most of the measurements are evenly incremental. I've started with... The Left Front. I'm still working on the ribbing, so I'll save the progress picture for some time when there's actually been real progress.

Not only is tomorrow Thanksgiving, but it's also my very first nephew's very first birthday. I'm very thankful for him and for all my family and friends. I'm looking forward to spending the next few days with family and remembering to appreciate the good people around me. So thanks to everyone who still reads this blog with any regularity. I really appreciate your support and your great comments. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday.


skh said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Leone said...

Happy Thanksgiving Brooke! Since my brother in law is American my sister and I decided to have a mini-northern -Canadian thanksgiving, but since we are both working today and I also have school, we are getting a mini roasted chicken and having scalloped potatoes from a box. Oh, I really like mitered squares because I like anything that decreases as you go along, makes me think I'm knitting faster... but I also think that streaks in my hair make me look like Beyonce so you know. Happy knitting and have a wonderful time with your family! Can't wait to see the Central Park hoodie! It's going to look uber!

Joy said...

Happy Thanksgiving! If you're still there when you get this comment, give your mom a BIG hug from me, will ya?

Joy said...

So.... how's that square coming? *wink, wink, nudge nudge*