Or how to keep in touch with your best knitwits when you live 3,000 miles away from them

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

day 11

i have slightly renewed faith in my sweater. after blocking the two front panels seem to match each other pretty well. of course, they don't match the back panel, but why get bogged down with details? i finished the first sleeve and it is blocking as i type and i've got about a 4 inch start on the second sleeve. i also sewed up the shoulders on the front and back panels and holding that against the blocking sleeve has given me my first little glimpse of understanding on how all these pieces might make a whole sweater.

on a completely unrelated note, i went outside to smoke a cigarette before i started posting and i'm pretty sure that the kids next door are up to no good. i heard lots of whispering and coughing from across the fence. i'm guessing that they're smoking pot because smoking cigarettes is completely uncool out here in the northwest. not to mention expensive. i am slightly proud to admit that when i left north carolina i was smoking about 15 cigarettes a day and now i'm smoking 6 or 7 a day. joe and i keep puting off choosing a date to quit all together, but as long as we keep smoking less each month i think we're doing good. baby steps...


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