Giving Thanks

This is a few days late but I am recovering from the fun company we had for Thanksgiving, a chest cold turn bronchitis, and a bruised knee (slamming one’s knee into the boards on ice skates is not something I recommend, in case you were wondering).

Thanks to A (of Soapbox) who picked up this very cute sheep ornament at Rhinebeck a few weeks ago and sent it along! I love it! Thanks, A!

cute sheepie ornament
baaaaaa…

Then from Annie (Annie Knits), I received a ball of OnLine Highland sock yarn and a really cute card — just for voting and commenting on her blog that I voted on Election Day. I’ve never knit with the OnLine sock yarns, and this colorway is perfect for a family member! Love it. Thanks, Annie!

online highland sock yarn and monkey!
I voted, I won yarn: what a deal!

Less than a month left, and I have finally started — well, not even really started, just cast-on — Eunny Jang’s Deep V Argyle Vest.

vesty
no bets on whether this will be completed or not, please

I am making a size 42″ or so, but since my yarn is more like sport weight, I am actually following the 54″ size (I did the math and it’s right). This means that I cast on 144 stitches, 3 stitches for a side seam, 144 stitches, and 3 more stitches. That is almost 300 stitches around at the hip.

I am a little concerned. Will I be able to finish and steek this by 24 December? I am skeptical… time will tell!

6 Comments so far

  1. E on November 28th, 2006

    Thank you for hosting us :) It was fun visiting and I enjoyed the good therapy sessions at Aylin’s and G Street. (sheesh.. let’s not talk about shoes on a fiber blog!)

  2. kristina on November 28th, 2006

    Oh! We are sick together! I hope you recover quickly.

  3. Stacey on November 29th, 2006

    That is a tough challenge, but you have lots of support to get it done! That is a lot of stitches!

    Hope your head and knee heal up quick!

  4. gleek on November 29th, 2006

    ugh, being sick over the holidays is the worst :( i hope you feel better soon! keep us posted on the argyle vest!

  5. Holly Jo on November 29th, 2006

    Get better! You’re a braver knitter than I am. That is many stitches to get through before Christmas. Have you steeked before? I found it ingenious.

  6. Dipsy D. on December 1st, 2006

    Ouch – that thing with your knee sounds very painful – I hope you’re feeling much better now, and hopefully your bronchitis is gone by now as well!
    Such goodies you received, what a lovely ornament this is! And gosh, now, that’s a real task you’ve set for yourself – Eunny’s vest is so amazing, but it’s definitely a lot of work to do in 3 weeks. And yet – I have no doubt that you’ll manage to finish it in time!