Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I finished the legwarmers

Whew. I thought they'd never be done! I can't wait to wear them. I still have to weave in the ends; there were knots in most of the 5 hanks I used, so I had to pull them out and will weave them in. 116 yards per hank, almost 5 hanks, so about 500 yards total. I could have knit a nice warm wrap with that amount of yarn. One of them is darker and more vibrant than the other, but since they won't be seen in public, it doesn't matter. Actually, it wouldn't matter to me anyway. That's the charm of hand-dyed yarns. I don't bother to alternate rows with this stuff; it would just drive me crazy.

I'm about 1/4 of the way through Eclipse which is book number three of the Twilight series. I roll my eyes a lot, but the plot keeps me reading. I'm getting tired of Edward's overprotectiveness of Bella, but the story's good enough to keep reading it. I haven't seen the movie yet and probably won't; once I get a book in my head (or as long as it stays there, anyway), I don't like to see how someone else envisioned it. If it's too different from my thoughts, then I have a difficult time enjoying it.

It was ZERO this morning. I'm so ready for warm weather!

**UPDATE**3/6/09 Crap. I finished Breaking Dawn tonight, and now I have to see the movie when it's on dvd. I should never say never.


Elaine said...

Hey - congrats on finishing them. Did you wear them today? Let's see a pic.

rita said...

No, I haven't woven in the ends yet. Actually, when I finished the first one, I wore that one while knitting the second, but now I've got ends hanging out everywhere!

I meant to take a picture last night, but I forgot.

~Tonia~ said...

Yay they are done (well except for weaving in the ends)!! Can't wait to see pictures of them.

tom said...

Rita's going to show us some leg soon :-)

Turtle said...

i agree with you on the books. I am halfway through book 4. (book 1 and 2 were best) but still interesting enough to keep going. The dvd comes out on march 21st and i will be done by then so will then watch it.

Lets see a pic of the legwarmers!

rita said...

Yeah. Leg. I'll get right on that.

What is it that's so fascinating about those books? I've loved that type of stuff since I was a kid and read "The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet". Not exactly the same thing, but it started me on sci fi.

Knitting Nurd said...

Couldn't you have done Russian joins in your yarn? Just a thought. :=) Get movin' on some pics gurl!!!!