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Monday, February 11, 2008

Nothing up my sleeve


It's a nearly finished 28Thirty. Such purply goodness. Have you ever really loved knitting something, like to the point that you kind of don't want it to end? That's how I've felt with this one. I just adore the purl rows breaking up the wide expanse of stockinette. My only fear is that it will have the same effect on my arms as horizontal stripes, making me look like I'm carrying around corrugated metal tubing. Let's hope not!

And here she is, nearly finished up and lounging in the only spot where I get any natural light.

But I finished tonight, and 28Thirty is blocking away. This despite the fact that I lost out on prime knitting time during jury duty last week. I was hoping to get several uninterrupted hours, but instead I had to perform my stinking civic duty and sit inside a court room for the bulk of the day. Not only did I question the attorneys' decision to quiz prospective jurors in front of other prospective jurors, but it was also total dullsville. (With the exception of the fact that I think Lionel Ritchie was sitting a few rows in front of me! Truly! I wanted to walk up to him and say, "Hello!") Not surprisingly, I got cut loose.


Blogger Nettie said...

Oh my gosh! I got out of jury duty last week! I really think I may have seen you there. If you saw an exhausted looking black woman scurry out when they asked who lost their summons then we were there at the same time.

I love the color of that yarn. I can't wait to see the modeled shots.

12:50 AM  
Blogger The_Add_Knitter said...

Our jury duty wouldn't let us knit:(

Can't wait to see the 28thirty is its finished, blocked glory!

7:34 AM  
Blogger An Abundance of Lisa said...

Ooh - can't wait to see the finished 28Thirty!! It's going to look fabulous on you. Glad you got cut loose from jury duty!

7:49 AM  
Blogger SJ said...

Don't these people know that we're likely to be calmer and better able to concentrate if our hands our busy knitting?

7:49 AM  
Blogger SJ said...

Ooops, I meant ARE busy knitting. Clearly the coffee hasn't kicked in yet.

7:50 AM  
Anonymous Mintyfresh said...

Being called for jury duty scares the crap out of me. I'm happy to hear you got out of it, without too much time commitment!

I can't wait to see 28thirty!

10:38 AM  
Anonymous danielle said...

Hee! "Hello" was on Pop-Up Video last night and I sang every word. Perhaps I shouldn't have admitted that publicly...

10:43 AM  
Blogger Sarah / Blue Garter said...

I do think the courts should recognize that we would do our civic duty with much more cheer if they didn't strip us of our needles. And here's the rub: crochet hooks are apparently fine.

I'll cross my fingers for a successful, happy-making, non-Michelin Man-sleeved 28Thirty - you've had some disappointment knits and you deserve to finish one you love!

1:28 PM  
Anonymous craptina said...

Oh I hope this is the project that makes your heart melt. It's your tried-and-true so I have good feelings already, can't wait to see an FO!

1:30 PM  
Blogger gold said...

Your knitting project looks great!

9:17 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Ooo, 28thirty is looking lovely!

Isn't Jury Duty the pits? Well, at least you were dismissed and can get some knitting in!

9:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why can't those jury duty people realize that some people concentrate BETTER when they're knitting??

28Thirty looks lovely!

12:02 PM  
Blogger Veronique said...

I got picked to be on a jury when I was on jury duty, and I have to say that I had a blast! You get to find out everything about everyone... I don't understand why people hate jury duty. Then again, I also don't understand why knitters don't like seaming!
Your 28thirty is looking pretty awesome so far :)

2:04 PM  
Blogger Brooklyn Handspun said...

I'm loving the purple color - but that's probably obvious since I do have a strange love for purple. You know, I've lived in this city all my life and was called to jury duty only once - I didn't go cause I was in school and was never called again. I have a feeling I move too much for the "man" to know where I am...I feel like such an

10:34 AM  
Blogger Faith! said...

That color will look fantastic on you! Can't wait to see how it turns out.

11:47 AM  
Blogger Miss Scarlett said...

That is fuuny (the Hello). I have always though it would be fun to be on jury duty. Which probably means it wouldn't be!

I love the sleeves on 28Thirty - so cool.

4:11 PM  
Anonymous yahaira said...

post the fo already!

totally selfish comment, but are the buttonholes on the wrong side as written in the pattern?

10:20 AM  
Blogger a friend to knit with said...

people think you aren't paying attention if you are knitting! COME ON!!! they should know us better than that! :)
looking forward to seeing the 28Thirty!

2:31 PM  
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3:26 PM  
Blogger jess said...

really?? i swear i heard recently that lionel richie had died!

28thirty looks amazing - can't wait to see her in person!

10:05 PM  
Blogger schrodinger said...

I can't wait to see the modeled shots!! I'm so glad to hear that was a success (at least in the joy of knitting it).

Shame about the lost knitting time. Hello!! You crack me up!

8:40 AM  
Blogger PassionKNITly said...

Huh. I had jury duty last year in Brooklyn and knit all through it. While I was waiting, during the voir-dires, all throughout. I was knitting a sock though, not a sweater.

7:19 PM  

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