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March 5th, 2006

off to the frog pond @ 10:32 pm

Current Mood: sore sore

A few days ago I talked gazerwolf into building me a swift from PVC pipe. It ended up considerably bigger than we'd expected, but works quite well.



So last night I finally frogged my nearly-done Sonnet body, resulting in this pile of rainbow yarn. It was my first attempt at upsizing a pattern, and I overestimated by quite a bit. I'd finished the whole body (except for the buttonhole band) before I pinned the shoulders together to try it on. Darn thing fit like a circus tent. *sigh*

I untied the knots as I came to them, so this was nine full skeins of Red Heart Mexicana. I've balled up three so far (thanks to a PVC nostepinne made from swift leftovers) but had to stop and give my shoulder a rest.

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From:thndrstd
Date:March 6th, 2006 03:51 am (UTC)
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Love your icon, and the yarn is full of fabulous color.
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From:starsongky
Date:March 6th, 2006 04:04 am (UTC)
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Our two smaller boys couldn't keep their hands off it, and they kept going round and round the swift, ducking under the arms like a limbo pole.
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From:thndrstd
Date:March 6th, 2006 04:07 am (UTC)
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Yikes! How big is it?
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From:starsongky
Date:March 6th, 2006 04:11 am (UTC)
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The arms are each two feet long, so the wheel's just over 4' across. The center's just above eye level when I'm sitting down. The base is two legs in a V, each a couple of feet long. The youngest one didn't really need to duck.
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From:thndrstd
Date:March 6th, 2006 04:12 am (UTC)
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Ah. hehehe!
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From:starsongky
Date:March 6th, 2006 04:06 am (UTC)
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I got the Doozer icon from froggy_dear, from the Fraggle Rock episode "The Great Radish Famine". The Doozers run out of building materials and one of them convinces the rest to take up knitting instead.
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From:thndrstd
Date:March 6th, 2006 04:08 am (UTC)
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Yay! I admit to never having Fraggle Rock until very, very recently. rosepurr is enlightening me. :)

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