Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Anniversary & more knitting

Well, I guess it's about time for me to do an update folks. I'm going to try to at least do a weekly post. I haven't been the best blogger in times passed, but I really am excited about this one and want to do well with it.

So over the weekend (Sunday specifically) was Wes and I's one year anniversary. Yay to us!!! This is really a big event in my life, because I have never have had a relationship last this long. Granted I'm only 21 but still. Now let me talk about my dearest Wesley for a bit. I truly do think he is the love of my life. I don't think I have ever loved anyone as much as I love him. He is really dear to me. Wes makes me want to be a better person and to grow. Right now we don't get to spend too much time together, but that's just because we go to different schools and he lives on campus. We really only get to see each other once a week while school is in session, but we make it work. I miss him a lot most of the time, but I know we both need to get our educations to make a good life for ourselves. That's truly what I want to. I can see us growing up, living together, maybe rearing a child or two (who's names will either be Wyatt or Ella).

Here's a picture of us not too long after we started dating.
Wow! We certainly have change a lot since then. Well to celebrate our anniversary I took Wesley out to dinner and a movie. For dinner we went to BD's Mongolian Barbeque which was excellent and always good. We did have a little trouble at the restaurant because they were super busy. The host actually skipped over us by about half a dozen parties, but in the end it was fine because he happened to be the manger and gave us free appetizers and desert. The movie went to see was Atonement which was amazing. This was Keira Knightly's new movie and I love her. She was so beautiful in this movie. If you go see this movie just keep your eye out for the green dress she wears is absolutely gorgeous. There are several twist and turns in the movie as well, but it is also quite depressing.
Okay now for the actual knitting. Since I've last posted I've done quite a bit of work the smokin' jacket by Jared Flood. I've now finished the first 17 inches of the body and one sleeve and worked it in to the rest of the body. This is mostly a seamless garment so the sleeves are knitted in with the rest of the sweat with some raglan decreases. So tomorrow probably at my local knit n' chat I will cast on for the other sleeve and get it taken care of, so I can move on. I'm really excited about this jacket. I'm afraid it my be a little too big for me but I don't care I'm going to wear it anyways. Has anyone else notice this that most men's knitting pattern's aren't sized for those who aren't overly obese? Yeah, I know I'm not skinny by a long shot and I wear 34" waist, but from what I've seen most sweaters start at a 40" chest. Is America really that over weight where this is considered a small? Yeah, I know we have to take in some ease but 6" worth. Well maybe I'm just over exaggerating and my sweater will be fine. I didn't do a gauge swatch but I checked it after a couple inches and it was pretty close to the pattern. I think I'm at like 3 stitches per inch and the pattern calls 3.25. Anyways, once I get this second sleeve done I think it will be going much faster. I hope to at least have it done by the middle or end of February, but we'll see. We still have quite a few more cold month's here in Ohio.
Also I got another inch or so done on Wes's herringbone scarf. Oh and I've been trying to figure out how to knit a square from the center out to make it lay flat, and just can't get it. I've done it several different ways with several different increases, but still no luck. I can get the square shape but just not flatness. They always seem ruffly or too holey. So if anyone knows any info leave me a comment or what not.

1 comment:

Mel said...

The typical way to do a square is double increases at each corner (i.e., yarn over or M1 on either side of the corner stitch) every other round. If you're doing it in stockinette, you can expect it to curl some until you put a non-curling border (like garter stitch) onto it and block it to take out any slack. You might also try doing the entire square in garter stitch, which tends to squareness naturely and won't curl up.