Last night I put 14 more rows on the Baby Surprise Jacket. I have 32 to go. Things were looking bright for finishing on time until I sliced my left index finger open at lunch today. I’m hoping the yarn slides easily over the bandage! Anyway, 16 rows tonight and 16 rows tomorrow leaves me Thursday to do the seaming and buttons. Obviously I won’t be going to SnB Wednesday, or to the knit night at the LYS on Thursday (unless they have buttons for sale).

Today I saw a picture of socks knit with Socks that Rock in Tiger’s Eye, and was almost tempted to break my yarn diet. Those are beautiful! But no… I am staying good. I’m not buying anything new until the MD Sheep & Wool Festival, and even then I think I’m going to try to keep it to fiber rather than yarn.

I read a little bit on the Ravelry forums about the kerfloofle surrounding Magknits, and was surprised when they decided to take their site down with no warning. I’m not passing judgement on them; I’m sure they’re doing what they feel is best. I’m just glad I had a copy of the Jaywalkers pattern saved on my computer! The basic story has been blogged at The Lumpy Sweater, so I don’t have to repeat it all.

Personally, I didn’t expect the site to disappear so quickly. The new issue only came out eight days ago, and three days ago they were talking about template changes and site redesigns for the next issue. Something about the situation doesn’t feel right to me, but I’m not going to get involved.

Anyway, I’m excited to have a project almost complete and ready to be wrapped up! I know that my friend will appreciate the work that went into it, and I’m really looking forward to seeing the look on her face when she unwraps the gift on Saturday!

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One Response to “In Which the Pirate Makes Progress.”
  1. Genuine says:

    Your story proves the prudence of saving your own hard copy of something!

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