Thing the second: a couple weeks ago I posted about packing for a trip and realized that I was probably being confusing last post because I'm packing again. This time I'm packing to move. I hate it, but I'm excited to be moving to a bigger place and in with my guy.
Thing the third: I finished it!
Pattern: Vesper by Heidi Kirrmaier
Yarn: Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy
Needles: US 4
After more than a year languishing, not beside the couch as I think I first reported, but rather in a box I used to block the bunnies out of the living room (it was pretty well covered in rabbit hair), needing only pleats and a few rows of sleeve, it's done! The finishing is almost shameful, really, but I figured I'm the only one who will notice. It also hasn't been washed and blocked, so the drape isn't draping yet and the edges are curling and it's a little tiny bit smaller than it will end up, but you get the general idea.
I don't have much to say about it. The pleats were a pain. I would suggest doing a provisional cast-on around the neck and pleating last the knit way instead of the sewing way (as my Ravelry friend roko did), but that changes the character of it a bit. I'm really happy with it and suspect I'll be wearing it a lot all year long. Hempathy is so fantastic! It's kind of scratchy and stiff to knit with, but once it's washed and worn, it's wonderful! I have another project I knit with it (also one of Heidi's patterns) and I wear it ALL THE TIME! Heidi's designs are great too. She turned me on to the joys of positive ease in garments.
Thing the fourth: John and I finally got to enjoy his Valentine's/anniversary present to me last night. He took me to see my all-time favorite musician and entertainer, Keith Urban! I have never and am confident that I will never see a musician who can put on a show like Mr. Urban. I've seen a LOT of artists live, so that's saying something. He's so lively, passionate, spontaneous, charitable, and honest! I've seen him three times now, every time was distinctly different, and this time was the best because I got to share it with John. You can't beat that. :)
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