Thursday, May 17, 2007

If you sit in Central Park long enough.......

...every single person in the city will pass you by. If you work on a Central Park Cardigan long enough it'll piss you off, but look fabulous in the end. :)
It is finally finished! Isn't it beautiful?
Okay, I took this hooded picture rather strategically so you can't tell that I sewed it up to where I look like an elf when I put it on my head. It's kind of curved at the top with a little pointed tip, ya know?
Maven loves my cardigan, too. You can tell by the look in her eyes.
The lovely back! Don't you just love those cables? You can stop staring at my butt now, too. It's just embarrassing the way you're gaping like that.
I love these sleeves. They are so toasty!

I know this took me FOREVER to finish, but I am so happy with the end result. It wasn't an overly complicated cardigan and I learned alot from the pattern and how sweater construction works. I tend to stop paying attention when there's a pattern repeat and therein lies my problem. I would make a few changes to it if I ever knit it again. I would like to make it longer and make the wrists a little bigger because they're a tad tight. I sort of winged it and chose not to check my guage. Shame on me! Seriously, it was really fun to knit (after starting it over about 6 times) and the yarn is to die for. I have two balls left over and I have absolutely no idea what to do with them. Any ideas? Okay, so this is Maine and spring is like winter in other places of the United States, so I do have some idea what to knit. I just want something really special out of it. Happy knitting everybody!

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Oh, stop it!

You guys are making me blush at how much you've missed me. Okay, maybe you didn't even know I was gone in the first place. I made a last ditch effort of posting with my egg juggling routine right before I went on vacation. Hopefully, this one will satisfy you for a bit. I"m actually going to take pictures. :)

I was in Florida last week and for part of this week to celebrate my brother's graduation from E.O.D. school (that's Explosive Oridnance Disposal for you non-military understanding type people). He graduated #1 in his class and I couldn't be more proud of him. He's the second on in from the left. That's my brother! The guy on his left is Captain Baker. That's about all I know. We got to see the Eglin Airforce Base which was pretty cool, and it was amazingly hot. It was kind of a shock to experience that coming from Maine. And this is a guy who protects our country. Feeling safe, yet?

This is Brad and he, too was sporting the mullet wig on the beach. He was trying to achieve the classic redneck look and I think he got it. Isn't he a catch? He's single. Any takers?

Seriously, there will be more blogging later today or tomorrow as I took very few pictures with my camera. Actually, all the cool pictures I took were with my dad's camera and he's not releasing those photos yet. What a scumbag! Just kidding!