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September 22, 2005

Blogging == FOs

Let's admit it -- blogging is fun.  You say what you want, some people like it, some people don't, you visit other blogs, see fun things, learn a little, laugh a little, and everyone goes away happy.  Besides the obvious fun, blogging has had a side-effect on my knitting life.  Do you remember my UFO delusions from last January?  Well, since I've been blogging I've had no new UFOs! That's not to say that I've dealt with all my existing UFOs, just no new ones -- it's enough to make nona happy!  Could it be the need for regular posting material?

Enough said, here is my lastest FO -- a winter version of my tie-front shrug.

September 22, 2005 in Project - Cropped Cardigan | Permalink


::sigh:: I can't agree with you more about blogging and UFOs. I think if I didn't blog, I may have given up knitting because of the frustrating accumulation of UFOs.
About my attack on my UFOs, I am getting close to finishing the afghan ... 2.5 more squares to go ... weaving in loose ends ... washing and blocking ... knitting the cord-edge ... then I am done!

Posted by: Agnes | Sep 22, 2005 10:10:48 PM

Very nice! Now where is the picture with the fabulous Nona *in* the shrug? Hmmm?

Posted by: Kathy | Sep 22, 2005 10:15:03 PM

Beautiful :)
regards, Celestine

Posted by: Celestine | Sep 23, 2005 12:09:04 AM

It looks very pretty... any chance of a modelled shot?

Posted by: Leisel | Sep 23, 2005 12:13:41 AM

Yep, but for me it's like I'm not going to post before this becomes an FO. Hey, but I do post frogging too!
Love the colour, more details, please?

Posted by: Yuvee | Sep 23, 2005 12:43:27 AM

Hee hee. Blogging is a check for good behavior for me. Besides having fewer UFOs (just one so far but I'm thinking of a way to rememdy that), I buy less yarn- don't want to look like a TOTAL hoarder.

Posted by: joy | Sep 23, 2005 1:19:16 AM

I like this this winter version too. Love the variegated tweedy look of the yarn. Pity, there's no winter here on my sunny little island.

Posted by: erin | Sep 23, 2005 2:36:57 AM

Nice shrug! Is it your own pattern?

Posted by: gale (she shoots sheep shots) | Sep 23, 2005 3:29:18 AM

Great job, Nona! Would love to see it modeled, too!

Posted by: June | Sep 23, 2005 3:46:46 AM

Great job!! I'll bet that you're going to get a lot of wear out of that garment.

Posted by: Colleen | Sep 23, 2005 7:36:58 AM

Blogging IS good incentive, isn't it? The shrug looks wonderful!

Posted by: --Deb | Sep 23, 2005 8:02:58 AM

What!? No body shot? Let's see it 'in action'. Looks good, however.

Posted by: margene | Sep 23, 2005 8:11:48 AM

Wow Nona, that's pretty.

Posted by: Teri | Sep 23, 2005 8:14:20 AM

That's so simple and beautiful. I'm crushing hard on the color too. What's wrong with me, I'm a pink girl!

Posted by: Vicki | Sep 23, 2005 9:55:50 AM

That's so great about no more unfinished objects!

I love how this turned out, the variagation of that yarn is gorgeous!

Posted by: Purly Whites | Sep 23, 2005 10:33:53 AM

Blogging is absolutely incentive for FO's! More FO's = more blog fodder!

Your shrug is lovely!

Posted by: Debi | Sep 24, 2005 1:53:19 AM

Oh my gosh I you have saved my life! I must make this pattern. (Backstory: 43 years and 11 months ago my Mom had a baby and wanted to keep her but as she was only 17 at the time, her father(my mom's father) wouldn't allow it, so she gave the beautiful little baby girl up for adoption. Very sad. 3 months ago we found the baby! Yay! Happy story! Oprah Story!) I am the spitting image, but much, much younger 29 year-old /cough 33 cough/ sister to this wow-so-fabulous lady and I have had 8 balls of a fabulous thin to medium (you know, the type with sorta slubs on it) silk/linen blend yarn just waiting for the appropriate project. I think this is it. Her birthday is next month, the 28th ) So is this a pattern of your own and can I purchase it!?

Posted by: Jenny V | Sep 24, 2005 4:30:11 AM

I love the shrug! Beautiful!

I also find that blogging has helped keep me knitting - seeing new things to try, learning about new techniques, tips, yarns and patterns. As a fairly novice knitter, it does help to know that even the more experienced knitters run into problems, and have to "frog" every now and then! The fun part is that you can laugh about it, share the frustration with others who REALLY understand, and often find help that wouldn't be as readily available any other way.

Thanks for being one of the people who inspire ME to keep keep knitting and improving my skills! :)

Posted by: Bernadette | Sep 25, 2005 4:45:44 AM

I have been looking everywhere for a pattern like that! Where can I get it?

Posted by: Judy | Sep 25, 2005 7:19:44 AM

I've only recently come upon your blog and haven't figured out how to find the link to the pattern for your tie front cropped cardigan.

I want to make this for my daughter for Christmas - I need a long lead time, as I have had a massive repair to my rotator cuff and biceps and can only knit about 20 minutes a day.

Please let me know how to get this pattern.

BTW, I remember how shocked we were when Kepler's was bombed and that I bought a bunch of books there this July 30th. http://www.gen-o.com/blog/index.php?cat=5 has info about the efforts to keep Kepler's open.

Victoria, down the road in Saratoga

Posted by: Victoria de Santos | Sep 29, 2005 8:35:13 PM

Fab tie front. Is this your own design? Are you selling the pattern. It look very stylish and elegant.

Posted by: Carol | Sep 30, 2005 8:08:47 PM

Hi there, just found your blog. What a wonderful shrug. Please can you tell me where I can find the pattern - just what I've been looking for and can't find anywhere.

Really appreciate it.


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