Monday, September 29, 2008

Sweater Done!

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The sweater is a bit big for the model, which is a good thing, seeing he's three years older than she is! I'm very happy with how it turned out.

Pattern: Camouflage Hooded Sweatshirt
Yarn: Red Heart Acrylic WW
Needles: US 8
Modifications: Created casing as I knitted hood rather than sewing it shut afterward. Garter stitch cuffs and and on the bottom instead of ribbing. Next time I'll do it in the round.

Oh, and the model? It's her third birthday today! Time flies.....

Interweave Press now has e-books! Elizabeth reviews Christmas Stockings.

You know how you see those Folger's schmaltzy commercials and those Normal Rockwell paintings and think, "Oh, isn't that just so homey!" And when you try to recreate them in your life it just never quite makes it? Well, Rebecca's sweater, near the fire, on a cold winter's day.... First of all the cables would make me crazy after awhile, and I don't think it's ever gonna get cool enough here ever againfor a fire. But, despite all that, isn't a gorgeous sweater.

2nd Chance (Women's Murder Club) 2nd Chance by James Patterson

rating: 2 of 5 stars

Has James Patterson decided to let high school Writing 101 students do his work for him? This was the most poorly written book of his I've ever come across. Something you'd expect from maybe a sophomore trying his hand at a novel.

The story was good, not as good as most of Patterson's stuff I've read, but good enough. Lindsey and the girls connect the killing of four seemingly unrelated black individuals and then begin the search for the killer that calls himself Chimera. She must wade through the emotional turmoil of reacquainting herself with the father that abandoned her and her mother many years ago, she must also discover how he is involved the killings attributed to Chimera.

Lindsey's character seemed a bit dunderheaded in this one...not the cool, clear, crisp thinker Patterson usually portrays in his protagonists. It's like she was on some other allergy medicine than Claritin.

Because I generally like Patterson, love Alex Cross and enjoyed 1st To Die, I'll give 3rd Degree a try.

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  1. I love the way that sweater came out with all the different colors and the way you arranged them. One of Lizzie's Limited Editions! Beautiful!

  2. The sweater looks great and shows all the hard work you put into it.

    Your little model is getting bigger!!!

  3. What a great hoodie! I love all those colors! Your GD is just adorable. She must like having her picture taken.

    I'm curious about the socks that you're knitting for you son. CO 56 sts? What size sock? What size needles?


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