Sunday, April 02, 2006

Charting Projects

It's 7PM already! I was up until 5:30AM blogging and got up at noon. I made coffee and added a few rows to Mermaid until I summoned enough energy to get off the couch. Couldn't have done that without Amy's chart. It's such an enabler! I mean, I just had to work an extra couple of rows even after I summoned the energy to get off the couch! She worked out each row of the pattern on an Excel spread sheet. It would be a great to do this for every complex pattern. That's a lot of work on the front end, but it makes the knitting go so much faster. And you wouldn't have to use notes and counters while you knit. One of my WIPs is a Michael Kors cardigan from the Fall 2004 Vogue Knitting. I haven't worked on it for a year (bad me!). The pattern contains so many simultaneous reductions and increases, that I don't remember where I was. Lost the flow, you know? I still love this classic pattern, but I'll have to frog it when I return to it. Had I worked out a chart I could just pick up where I left off. Anyway, I'll be at full throttle about 10PM when Grey's Anatomy comes on and it will be hard to go to bed afterwards. Monday morning will be cruel. I run an international exchange program for professionals and have a group to meet tomorrow morning, so I can't be late. I'll be there. Have only missed one or two due to illness.

I really shouldn't have bought this Anastasia Brow Powder. It's a great product, but it's too dark for me - didn't look that way in the store. I haven't used much of it, only touching it lightly with my trusty little Shu Uemura brow brush. Nordies will probably take it back, but I don't feel right doing that. Maybe I'll just sell it on eBay. By the way, Rowan, the Anastasia rep at the Pentagon City Nordstrom, did a great job shaping my brows. Told her that I only wanted the shape of my brows accentuated by removing just a few stray hairs and she did exactly that.

I'm really NOT ready for spring...


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