21 November 2007


I am now at the point in the BSJ where the body length is extended downward - ten ridges of straight garter stitch before the "hem" and button plackets - and it is clear that I will not have enough yarn to finish. This will not do.

Fortunately, I have determined that I have a yarn in stash which is a very close approximation to this one. The only problem is that it's undyed, which means that I will have to dye it. I have dyes, and David has dyepots, but my dyeing expertise is rather lacking. Still, I suppose, it behooves one to learn such things, and at least this is not a project that will require an exact match. I'm thinking a dark olive green.

Tofurky Day

I shall be working the holiday, so before I head home this morning, I'll be swinging by Whole Foods to find a suitable faux turkey product, perhaps some herbed bread crumbs for dressing, and a few other fixin's so that David (who returned home from Peru on Monday - Yay!) and I can have our little holiday dinner for two tonight.

For the rest of you out there, whether you celebrate this holiday or not, I hope you have a wonderful Thursday and a wonderful weekend. Spend them with people you love.


Mini said...

My cousins (vegan) make a "turkey" dinner by making all the sides (stuffing, cranberries, etc...) and no turkey. they even make gravy using veggie stock and white wine and cornstarch. It's delish. And, y'know... you never miss the turkey!

glad david's home safe and sound. :)
happy thanksgiving to you and yours.

Anonymous said...

Have a wonderful and peaceful holiday!

Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and David!

Unknown said...

Isn't it dreadful having your loved one away for a while? Glad he's home.

Wishing you all the things to be grateful for. I know your patient's families will be thankful that you're around.

Sheepish Annie said...

Dyeing ain't so bad...if I can do it anyone can! It might be a good idea to test a sample first, though. You never know how different yarns will take the color. If the match isn't right in the end, though, you can always throw the whole sweater into the dye pot later and over-dye it. That's the beauty of the process for someone like me who tends to forge ahead in the face of an obvious mismatch!

Happiest of Tofurkey days to you and David! Enjoy your special time together.

Norma said...

I've had great beginner's luck with dyeing....for everything EXCEPT olive green. Good luck with that. :)

Happy Thanksgiving.