Sunday, March 12, 2006

The Week in Review

Taking one day at a time has its pros and cons. On the pro side, you're able to focus on the tasks at hand for the day. There's potential to accomplish a lot this way. On the con side, you don't always see the flow of things from one day to the next. This means your days can be herky-jerky.

Take this week.

First, a disclaimer - I've been sick.

I started the week with ambition, but then encountered this:


Untangling this skein took me the better part of one evening and one morning. Even Karl got into the act and he became just as frustrated as me. But I was rewarded with:


Which later in the week turned into this swatch for a baby cardigan pattern called "Wiggles and Waves".


Some wiggle, some wave and the colorway:


The week also saw another Finished Object. The second crochet scarf which is a gift for, um, someone who might be reading this and therefore will know what their present is but oh well.


Yarn: Plymouth Encore Bulky in Chocolate and Burgundy
Gauge: something like 2 stitches per inch, I don't really know
Pattern: Cozy Crochet Reversible Scarf by Melissa Leapman
Stitch: *skip 3 sts, (sc, hdc and dc) in next stitch*
Hook: US size K


Another project that showed up on the needles is the beginning of the Streakers Shrug, a pattern from the latest Interweave Knits. It's on the needles because I want to complete it by the upcoming weekend. The yarn is Musique by Crystal Palace. The colors that really pop out are the aubergine and copper but it's hard to tell in this photo.


In non-knitting news, I picked up my dress for this weekend. I don't like what happened with the's a bit tight and shortened up noticeably (it was supposed to be below the knee calf length). I may go with the second dress I bought as a backup. We'll see. I don't look very pregnant in this dress which is why I chose it.


The week ended with someone backing into Karl's new truck and me finally doing my taxes. Karl was very upset with the ding. It doesn't look too bad but you never know what damage has been done underneath. He's already going through the insurance motions.

As far as taxes are concerned, every time I do them I always feel blah, even when the final outcome is in my favor. Doing the taxes inevitably makes me want to attempt some drastic financial spring cleaning. This is when I feel the least mature. Dealing with financial matters reminds me of when I was 10 and opened my first checking account - it was so intimidating.

That was my herky-jerky, topsy-turvy week. I'm hoping the next 5 days will fly by so I can just get to the weekend. It'll be hectic which should make for some very interesting news and photos for an upcoming blog post. Stay tuned!


LoriO said...

Ooooo all that yarn is bee-u-ti-ful! I especially love the Musique. Will you wear it with the dress? (Which is also very becomming!)

The wiggles and waves cardi is going to be just precious. I love blue and yellow together.

I did my taxes last weekend and I have to pay! I got a bit of 1099 money last year, dang it. Now I'm franitically saving to get enough to make an IRA contribution by April 15th which will lower the amount I owe by $700.

Sorry about Karl's truck. That's a bummer. Was it the dreaded work parking lot?

Good wishes for next weekend!!

kittensmittens said...

busy busy week. hope it calms down soon.
The yarn you have is gorgeous in it's detangled state. good job on that.
and as for the dress, I think you look great in the picture, the color is beautiful on you and i think the lenght looks good on you.

Fe said...

Hi Lynette! I envy you. I wish i could knit as well as you. i need a lot of practice now.

Rebekah said...

Okay that is about the cutest name ever for a baby sweater, wiggles and waves, how perfect for a baby.

That picture of the dress is beautiful, from that angle you don't look pregnant at all.

Stephanie said...

You've been busy! The dress is gorgeous. It looks great on you - and I like the length, it shows off your very nice calves. The yarn and baby sweater are great. I hate taxes and all financial matters too - makes me feel inferior and like I'm not doing the things I should be doing.

Birdsong said...

That dress is a great color on you! I also love the yarn for the new baby cardigan; pretty busy for a poor, sick girl! Take care of yourself.

candsmom said...

I'm so sorry to hear that you've been sick. I hope you're feeling better and on the mend soon. It's so hard to contend with being sick when you're pregnant. Sounds like you've got a lot going on! Your crocheted scarf is beautiful! I'm sure the recipient will love it- great color combination. And I love the baby cardigan you're making! The colorway you're using is gorgeous. You look wonderful in your dress! It's so flattering on you- I can hardly believe you're pregnant! You're in amazing shape. Have a great week and take care, Lynette! :-)

Shannon said...

That's an adorable baby cardigan. Where can I find the pattern?

JoanM said...

You are looking great, I hope you are feeling well. I love the baby cardi, it will look great when it is finished

sherry said...

Love the colors in the wiggles and waves!! that dress looks great, and not sure if I ever told you congrats on the pregnancy!!!