Monday, September 17, 2007

Ah, sweater weather. Wait...

Well, we had a couple of days where there was a chill in the wind. I spent yesterday snuggling in my stole after I got home from church but Kansas summer has said "Ha, suckers, I'm not done YET!" and thrown us all a curve ball. Huh, thaaanks.

But that hasn't stopped me! I am determined to have at least ONE handmade wooly garment ready for when Kansas autumn defeats Kansas summer in one mighty blow of rain and cold. So I pulled up my Ravelry, did a little perusing through some sweaters and jackets, added a few things to my queue and realized that one jacket in particular stood out and was already in my grasp:

Interweave Knit Fall 2006's Breton Jacket.

I'm not sure if anyone will recognize the purple yarn there, but it's had other incarnations as a Rogue and as a Nantucket Jacket. Sometimes a yarn needs several tries before it finally feels comfortable as something and as for me, well, it's all about the process, isn't it Margene? Heh. I don't mind knitting and re-knitting something, though I was impatient for a lovely purple sweater. Now, it seems, I'll be getting one!

So, I finished the back in four days:

Now, I don't know how sharp your eyes are, but do you notice something, well, wrong with the back?

While you mull that one over, I have a blog meme I picked up from Mary:

Your Five Factor Personality Profile


You have low extroversion.
You are quiet and reserved in most social situations.
A low key, laid back lifestyle is important to you.
You tend to bond slowly, over time, with one or two people.


You have medium conscientiousness.
You're generally good at balancing work and play.
When you need to buckle down, you can usually get tasks done.
But you've been known to goof off when you know you can get away with it.


You have high agreeableness.
You are easy to get along with, and you value harmony highly.
Helpful and generous, you are willing to compromise with almost anyone.
You give people the benefit of the doubt and don't mind giving someone a second chance.


You have medium neuroticism.
You're generally cool and collected, but sometimes you do panic.
Little worries or problems can consume you, draining your energy.
Your life is pretty smooth, but there's a few emotional bumps you'd like to get rid of.

Openness to experience:

Your openness to new experiences is medium.
You are generally broad minded when it come to new things.
But if something crosses a moral line, there's no way you'll approve of it.
You are suspicious of anything too wacky, though you do still consider creativity a virtue.

Now who is surprised at that one?

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