20 February 2006

Goodbye sweater

My most loved sweater has died. It's a heather grey v-neck sweater that I bought from J Crew almost 10 years ago! It has long been relegated to the wear-only-around-the-house-or-to-work category (I have one of those strange jobs where I wear my nice clothes on weekends and my grubby clothes to work) but I'm still sad to see it go. It spent a month backpacking through Europe with me, studied abroad with me in Spain and has been a really good sweater so I'm pretty attached to it. It has stretched a lot and is now pretty baggy and shapeless. For the last several years, I've had to fold the cuffs back so they don't cover my hands and they've worn thin at the fold. Here's what happened on Friday.
That's the right hand. Here's the left:That's Ramona, my cat who only likes me if I'm knitting. I didn't mean to get my pets in the picture but they were all enjoying the litle bit of sun that was coming in the window. About the sweater- I was htinking of cutting off the ripped part and hemming the sleeves since they're too long anyway, but then I noticed that the elbows were about to wear through as well. So I had to say goodbye to the sweater. It is going to be reincarnated, though, so stay on the lookout for it's reappearance.

On the knitting front, I have my handy olympics countdown timer from Anny on my sidebar. It's even adjusted to my time zone so I know just how much time I have left to knit River. I'm onto my second (and last) ball of yarn, so I'm right on track! Here's a picture of the halfway mark. A Team Portland blog has been created for the knitting olympics. If you're curious what some other Portlanders are knitting, here's your chance to find out!

Last but not least, here's a token food picture. I love food pictures, a trait I must have gotten from my dad. To use up some random leftovers. Mike made the best egg dish for dinner. It's basically scrambled eggs with leeks, asparagus, wild rice and swiss cheese. I thought it might be a little weird, but it was an excellent dinner.

4 comments:

Brooklyn Handspun said...

Aww poor sweater - I have a few like that myself, although I'm really bad with sweatpants I wear them to death around the house.

Carrie K said...

Pet pictures are half the fun of knitting blogs.

Poor sweater. It sounds like it has served you well. No chance you can learn darning on it? Can you darn a sweater? Socks, I know. (Not to imply that I have ever darned a thing in my life).

knittingnurse said...

Way to go on finishing your Olympics projects. It's stunning. sorry about the sweater but I am glad to hear that it will be reincarnated. . . .

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