Friday, August 3, 2007

I'm the reason A-Rod hasn't hit #500

So just as I was lamenting my lack of an interesting new project and pondering what I could cast on next, I came home and saw this sitting on the kitchen table. So I poured myself a glass of white wine and started browsing. Finally I decided, it was time to just pick one. So I did.

And so I swatched last night and cast on for the Tilted Duster by Norah Gaughan. I had a lot of train travel for work today and this is where I currently stand with the upper back panel.

I can't believe how fast it's going. I'm using the Cascade 220 I had intended to use for the Nantucket Jacket. I figure it's not really cheating since I'm using it for another cover image of a Norah Gaughan pattern. I love this color and figure it'll be really nice since I wear so much black. Can't wait to wear it this fall. Maybe for Rhinebeck?

Also, I don't know if this is just me, but the Cascade 220 (which I have only used in superwash format before) feels an awful lot like acrylic on my hands. Ugh. My poor thumb is raw, but I really don't care b/c I'm loving this pattern. It's coming together very quickly.

Went to the Yankee game on Wednesday with Knitter Jenn from NY. We went in thinking it was a sure thing that A-Rod would hit a home run at the game. All that needed to happen was him getting up while I was standing in line for food. Unfortunately, I happened to be in line for food when Cano and Shelley Duncan were up. So that's why they hit home runs and A-Rod's still at 499. I have missed a total of 5 homeruns in 3 games this season while I have been in line for food.

But I took this picture just in case he hit the homerun the night I was there (and happened to be waiting in line at the time) so I could say that I saw #500 ;) Oh well. Looks impressive for a pop up.

A smattering of pics from the game:

Moon over the Bronx (County Courthouse)

Everybody's favorite Yankee Fan, Freddy. He "sits" in the section in front of Knitter Jenn from NY.