Thursday, March 20, 2008

Meinstein

Hello. I feel up to posting. But I have no pics, sorry :) Tomorrow is my b-day, I'll be 46. I've been preparing myself all year!

I have had another crazy week at work, but I think I'm finally starting to get used to the pace. It is usually not this frenetic, but my previous job was, so you'd think I'd be able to adjust.

I got to sit in the sun on my patio tonight after work, and knit for about 1/2 hour. With my feet in sandals, and a nice sweater on, I was pretty comfy. Then my Dad showed up with a B-day gift for me, yay :) And I got to show off my spinning wheel!

I have been working feverishly on my Einstein Coat--Meinstein, I call it. Then, 2 weeks ago, to my chagrin, I realized there was no way I would have enough yarn to make the whole thing. I gulped. I had purchased that yarn more than a year ago at a distant yarn shop, and put it into my stash. When I pulled it out to start the project last month, I didn't even think to check the amount of yardage to see if I had enough!

So I kept my fingers crossed and kept knitting. As I knit I came to the realization that I could order more yarn in a different dyelot, and it would work as long as I didn't join it in the middle of a panel or something. So my plan unfolded thus:

I would finish the body of the sweater in the first dyelot. Then I would make the sleeves in the new dyelot, and it shouldn't matter that much! I got a confirmation of that theory from Molly at knitting night (she's been knitting about 5 times longer than I have!) Yay!

My new dyelot came today...and I can get started again. I want to wear this coat this spring. I cannot wait!

Oh, and although I was sitting on my patio in bare feet and a sweater this evening, tonight we are supposed to get about 8 inches of snow again! Huh?! We are battening down the hatches for that, but I'll believe it when I see it ;0

7 comments:

Rima said...

Have a super happy birthday!!!!!!

Acornbud said...

Ooh, have a great birthday! party party PARTY:) Best wishes for a great year.

shell said...

Have a super birthday!! I can't wait to see the pictures of the coat either. Keep knitting!

Lisa W. said...

My Einstein was the FIRST garment I ever knit for myself...6 years ago..and I still wear it in the fall and spring here! I love it! Can't wait to see yours. I guess I better post mine on Ravelry too! Wow, i forget about the older preblogging projects! Have a FABULOUS Birthday weekend!

Carola said...

Oh dear, I missed it!

A belated happy birthday, my dear. I hope you had a wonderful day!

big hug!

hakucho said...

Happy birthday a little late :)
Glad you found yarn to finish your meinstein coat...that would have been a shame not to finish it...can't wait to see your results :)

happy knitting :)

Opal said...

happy belated birthday! :)