Red Faery Time!

Well, tomorrow, anyway. It’s finally here! Jennifer, AKA Major Knitter, and I are starting the big Faery Ring KAL November 1st! Of course, in true Knitting Doctor fashion, I’m not even close to ready. She’s been over there, madly finishing up WIP’s, and I think she’s even done a swatch. Me, not so much.

I did get all the sewing done on John’s True Blue sweater. I’ve picked up the neckband stitches, and plan on finishing that hopefully tonight. Does anybody else hate knitting neckbands as much as I do? I can do mattress stitch seams till the cows come home, but if I could pay somebody to finish the neck for me, I’d be there.

John says “thanks!” for the birthday wishes, by the way. We went out to celebrate last night. Our local performing arts company is trying something new this year, and is showing a series of old movies. They chose three Cary Grant screwball comedies for this coming season, and last night was Arsenic and Old Lace. I’ve seen it on the small screen, but it was truly hilarious on the big screen in a theater full of people. We went out for a nice steak dinner afterwards. It was a nice way to celebrate the big day!

Here’s the yarn, with the first hank all wound up and ready to go. It really is that red!

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I’m off to finish that neckband.

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My name is Lorette. I learned to knit in 1999, and took up spinning in 2009. I'm a physician specializing in internal medicine, and live in the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy my blog!

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Red Faery Time! — 10 Comments

  1. I have never seen that one – only a play put on by the local high school many, many years ago. I’m sure Cary Grant was better than the high school boy. I had better remedy that soon. One thing I love is a screwball comedy.

  2. Woohoo! Happy Birthday to all. Sounds like a fun time. I’m awake and fully rested (thanks to the extra hour we got) and have laid everything out for the Great Kick-Off of our KAL. I did decide that some things are simply not going to get finished before the Faery Ring… I don’t want to lose momentum on this sweater… so I must stay focused. Good luck!

  3. I truly love “Arsenic and Old Lace” – it is one of the first movies I remember from childhood, and later helped me remember the difference between Teddy Roosevelt and FDR …

  4. I’m with you on the faery ring! I don’t think I’ll be monogamous, so I know this one will take some time…however, I do have about 14 bottom cable repeats done!

  5. Belated Happy Birthday to John! I do not mind knitting neckbands at all – in fact I kind of enjoy it. But I hate mattress stitch. Too bad we don’t live near each other – we’d make a great finishing team!