Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Finished x 2!


I am pleased to say that both cardigans are now finished! Sleeves, buttons, woven ends and all. I may block them, but I may not. We'll see. Today is a wee bit overcast so I went outside to chase the sunlight for photos. 


You'll notice I am not showing you the left sleeve on Hatchling. I never did get around to redoing it, and it shows. The bottom seam is very visible from the front. Sigh. I learned my lesson with Bairn and was verrry careful to make sure it was centered, but even taking the same caution with Hatchling's second sleeve produced less-than-perfect (although not horrible) results.

Right now I am catching up on a pile of partially read issues of Dappled Things. I've been meaning to do this for a while and now seemed like a good time. :) Last night Keith and I read together in bed until far too late an hour. Him because he was reading a creepy book* and had a hard time putting it down, me because I was reading an interview with Brian Jobe that was interesting and exciting and had me highlighting and making notes in the margins, which is something I seldom do. (I'd never heard of Brian Jobe, but his novel is now on my to-read list!)

Linking up with Ginny's yarn along.


*He is reading I Am Legend. You know, the book the movie with Will Smith was based on. I have seen the movie, Keith has not. Apparently in the book everyone in the world has turned into vampires. This is NOT what happened in the movie; it was much more zombie-ish, I thought, but it's been a while since I've seen it so I could be wrong.

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  1. Those both look great and each have their own charm. I gravitate towards blue and love the boat buttons, but man, those cables. They get me everytime. lovely!

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  2. What a sweet adorable set, the boys are going to look fab in them!!

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  3. These are great- love the pattern and the yarn you chose.

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  4. They were vampires in the movie because they couldn't touch sunlight and only came out at night. Michael has also read it. He has a habit of reading some books before I do, like I Am Legend and Dracula, both of which I've only read parts of. He listened to the former and loved it. Loved both, actually. So if Michael loved it, I'm not surprised that Keith couldn't put it down.

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    1. Oh, also, they still breathed in the movie and maybe had a heartbeat, though I'm not sure about that last one. That vaccine thing got a bit confusing toward the end. I can see why you'd think they were zombies, though, because of the dog being bitten. Fun fact, because of the amount of time Will Smith spent with that dog alone, I think they had to train the dog to only be around him in order to show that much affection and trust. And I think he adopted it after the movie wrapped.

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    2. Huh. I remembered the day/night thing, but for whatever reason "vampire" never crossed my mind! Also there wasn't the whole mirror/garlic/stake through the heart stuff that Keith tells me is in the book.

      Also that is really cool that he adopted the dog. I definitely cried when the dog died!

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    3. It's nice to see vampire stories that aren't your typical ones. And I just checked on the dog thing. Turns out, he really, really wanted to adopt the dog, but couldn't because she already has a family. Ah well. It would've been nice.

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    4. I never thought about it being vampires either, it's not really presented that way but I would have to go back and watch, especially now with that thought in mind. I have a love/hate relationship with that movie and didn't even realize it was a book. Bet my husband would like it. Your cardis are beautiful, I love the colors and the cable work!

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  5. Oh, they turned out so, so well. I can't wait to see the adorable boys wearing them!

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  6. Nothing is cuter than an tiny little cabled sweater! The heathery yarn is perfect! Both are quite cute :-)

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  7. Nothing is cuter than an tiny little cabled sweater! The heathery yarn is perfect! Both are quite cute :-)

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  8. Aww what cute little sweaters! I'm in desperate need of some small people to knit for.

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