grrrr

31.365 - I should be on a plane right now.

My flight out tonight to Edinburgh was delayed by SIX HOURS, form 8 pm to 2 am! So instead of being on a plane, I’m at home in my pjs still (headed out to the airport around eleven). Could be worse – I could be stuck in the airport!

Good things: at least I found out before I went to the airport; I get to eat dinner at home, and I’ll definitely sleep on the plane! It does look like there aren’t any other flights departing from the airport between 12:30 and six am, though, which is a bit…creepy? I guess my airplane activities will be used mostly in the waiting area (seeing as how I’ll be sleeping on the plane).

Things left to do tonight – eat, make a sandwich for the plane (in case the food sucks really bad or I’m super hungry or something), pack computer, notebook and pen, other random little stuff, get dressed, leave.

Are airport shops open that late? Hrmm.

Have I mentioned that I don’t like flying, this is the longest flight I’ll have ever taken, and that I’ve never flown at night?

But I’ll be in Edinburgh tomorrow! I’ll be blogging and 365-ing from everywhere, so stay tuned!

Waffles!

The Waffles! pattern is now live!

Waffles Mosaic

Sweater of champions! Clad your baby, toddler, child or youth in this fun, easy to knit pullover. Knit from the top down, raglan style, in a stretchy and easy to memorize waffle stitch pattern, Waffles also features twisted rib details and an optional button placket collar.

Two size bundles are available – Baby/Toddler and Child/Youth. Buy individually, or buy them together and save 15%!

Baby/Toddler Sizes Information

Size:
3 [6, 12, 18, 24] months

Finished Measurements:
Chest: 17.75 [18.75, 19.5, 20.5, 21.5] inches
Length: 11 [11, 11.75, 12.75, 13.25] inches

Materials:
Hand Jive Nature’s Palette Fingering Weight Merino
(100% superwash merino wool; 185 yd/50g)
2 [3, 3, 3, 4, 4] skeins
or 400 [435, 485, 570, 610] yards of equivalent fingering weight yarn

3 mm/US 2 16” circular needles
3 mm/US 2 double pointed needles, set of 4 or 5
4 stitch markers
tapestry needle
one 3/8” button (optional)

Child/Youth Information

Size:
4 [6, 8, 10, 12] years

Finished Measurements:
Chest: 24.5 [26.25, 28, 29, 31] inches
Length: 13.75 [15.5, 16.75, 18.25, 20.75] inches

Materials:
Hand Jive Nature’s Palette Fingering Weight Merino
(100% superwash merino wool; 185 yd/50g)
4 [5, 6, 6, 7, 8] skeins
or 740 [900, 1020, 1145, 1380] yards of equivalent fingering weight yarn

3 mm/US 2 16” circular needles
3 mm/US 2 double pointed needles, set of 4 or 5
4 stitch markers
tapestry needle
one 3/8” button (optional)

Gauge for All Sizes
28 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches/10cm square in stockinette stitch and Waffle Stitch patterns, blocked

Download Information
Patterns are available for download through Ravelry (no membership required) with an automatic download link. Payment is through Paypal using balance transfer or credit cards.

Buy the Waffles BABY/TODDLER SIZED VERSION ONLY: $6.50 CAD

Buy the Waffles CHILD/YOUTH SIZED VERSION ONLY: $6.50 CAD

Buy BOTH BABY/TODDLER and CHILD/YOUTH VERSIONS TOGETHER
and save 15%! $11 CAD

Note: As of July 5, 2010, sales tax will be added to this price for all Canadian residents only. The rates are: British Columbia 12%; Ontario, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador 13%; Nova Scotia 15%; and everywhere else in Canada 5% GST. Tax will be added in the Paypal payment process.

More photos available on Flickr!

Whew!

little black whatchamacallit

Well, it only took four days to knit this little sweater, but over a week since then to block, photograph and blog about it! Oh well.

26.365 - little black whatchamacallit

My own pattern, just a simple top-down raglan bolero/shrug thing with half-length sleeves and curved fronts. I had the yarn lying around and really wanted a simple super soft, black cardigan, so here it is! I used six balls of Sublime cashmere merino silk aran (there’s a mouthful) and used up every last drop. I’ve got a tiny length left (like 1 m) so I think I might crochet a little loop and do a button.

I was a little unsure about the chunkyness of this sweater at first – it’s on 5.5 mm needles, which is way bigger than I’ve used in awhile! But a good soaking opened up the fabric a bit and it drapes much better now. If I’d had some more yarn I would’ve liked to do longer ribbing around the edge, but as it was I had to tink back a row just to have enough yarn to bind off!

little black sweater

I’m thinking of writing it up (it would probably be pretty quick, too) but I’m not sure when I’ll get to it! So we’ll see. I want to write up that skirt from the last post, too, which is actually a bit easier…oy, so many ideas, so few hours in which to get things done.

I’ve actually had a really productive day “off” – it’s off work from the store, but that doesn’t mean I’m not working! I’ve laid out the patterns for the baby and child, top down versions of the Thermal sweater, so I’m hoping to release those very soon. Just as soon as I get some photos! I also did a bunch of stuff in preparation for my trip – calling the bank and credit card companies, finding a suitcase, making some lists, I even packed most of my clothes.

Now I’m down to the tough parts of packing – deciding what knitting and/or crochet to take! I want to take some crochet for the plane, I think, because I’ve got a design idea and it would also get around the whole are-needles-allowed thing. I guess the thing is that I’m sure to buy yarn there (especially at iknit!) so I can always start up a new project there if I get bored or something. Yeah, I kind of doubt it too. But we do have some longish train rides worked in there.

Five more sleeps, people. Whoa.