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Little Project - Qualified Perceptions
firstfrost
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Little Project
I include, for completeness' sake, the cuffs I replaced on desireearmfeldt's sweater.
twe noted, looking at the picture, "the blue one is nicer". Well, sadly, yes, but that was the original cuff that was shreddy at the edge, and I didn't find the perfect match for the blue. The grey isn't a perfect match either, but I think it's okay. I managed to get enough of the blue yarn unravelled to put in the alternating stitches, which I think ties it together... well, some, at least. It looks less abrupt than the version I tried that didn't have the alternation.

I was very distressed, however, when I started, and was trying to find the yarn end to start with:
For those of you less used to yarn projects, balls of yarn are supposed to have one end on the outside, and one end in the middle. Three - three is right out. It turned out that the yarn had been split at a point around the outside, so two of the ends are part of a medium length strand of their own. And as I knit, there were other bits where two of the ply were broken, and I had to splice them together. This seems like the work of moths to me (at least the yarn hadn't been in my stash of yarn!), so I put the whole thing in the freezer for a few days. I was really hoping either harrock or tirinian would ask "Why is there a sweater in the freezer?" but nobody seemed to notice.

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From: tirinian Date: February 5th, 2008 03:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
I rarely open the freezer. :-)
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: February 5th, 2008 03:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, you were kind of long odds. I even got harrock to make hot buttered rum, which required freezer stuff, though!
desireearmfeldt From: desireearmfeldt Date: February 5th, 2008 04:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
What could you put in hot buttered rum that involves the freezer?
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: February 5th, 2008 04:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's the dessert kind of hot buttered rum, where you make up a mix of ice cream and sugar and butter, and put a spoonful of that into hot water with a bit of rum. The mixture lives in the freezer. I know it's not properly canonical, but it's yummy. :)
twe From: twe Date: February 5th, 2008 11:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's always disappointing when you hand someone an opportunity like that and they don't even notice... :)
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