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March 5, 2009
The NONtrip, Acer, and More...

SO....to make a long story short, you'll notice none of these pictures were taken in the beautiful Napa Valley - nope! Just a few hours before we should have been winging our way across the USA, Kate got very sick....flu/fever/chills/aches/pains - couldn't even get out of bed - too sick to travel, without any question. I spent several hours on the phone trying to cancel everything without getting financially burned, and since it was a medical issue, all airlines/hotels were very accommodating. I adjusted to the change in plans quickly and ended up having a wonderful 10 day vacation at home (because I didn't tell my employer what happened) and Kate was so sick she didn't even care. She is now better and in hindsight we made the right choice since she was sick for what would have been most of our trip. So instead of wine tasting/redwood hiking/sourdough eating.....

Acer Acer

Pattern: Acer by Kirsten Kapur for Through the Loops
Yarn: 14.2 ounces ( less than 4 skeins!!) of Peace Fleece Worsted in Volgassippi Blue
Buttons: Common Buckhorn from The Button Shop
Needles: US 8 40" circular
Size: followed size 37 with a slightly tighter gauge for finished chest measurement of 35" (down to 33" at waist)
Modifications: Followed pattern exactly as written except for adjusting waist shaping to fit my own contours (one of the great benefits of top down sweater knitting!!)

Acer

Other than sewing on the buttons, there is no finishing on this sweater - easy as can be - a simple, beautiful cardigan - I loved knitting it and love wearing it!

Here's what ALWAYS happens when I ask him to take a picture from the back...

Acer

other things I worked on during the past 10 days...

Salt Water Taffy
1/2 done with the machine quilting on Salt Water Taffy

ska myster socks
Completed clue # 1 of SKA Mystery Sock by Kristi Schueler AKA Fiber Fool

and then when I didn't think things could get any better.....

tsock kit

tiger toe

I received my 1st Tsock Flock kit!!!

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