We’re racing little Tess in the Great Vallejo Race, the largest inland race in the US. It’s usually a fabulous run under spinnaker — you know, those lovely colorful sails — from the Bay to Vallejo. We’re in the second to last group to start (around 12:25) and will hopefully make it up there before the 8 p.m. deadline! My goal (and birthday wish) is to not be dead last on corrected time. We’ll see . . .
I dropped by the PO yesterday and found this surprise package waiting for me.
My secret pal Nosy1 is DA BEST! I love washclothes but have yet to try the nice soft cotton chenille. And if she thinks I’m giving this one away, she’s got another think comin’! Maybe the next one . . . maybe.
Meanwhile, my search for the perfect cardigan pattern continues. I had two candidates but swatching up the Faux made me realize that there would have to be
major MAJOR pattern adjustments and I just don’t want that pressure on my first sweater. I know, I’m a wimp, but at least I admit it. I just want a pattern that will allow me to cast on and go.
- Medium length — no shorties, no superlong ones; just enough to cover (or close to cover) my arse
- Created for worsted weight
- A nice foldover collar (I have no clue what to call it — I don’t want a squared off collar that flips up and doesn’t lay down naturally like this or this)
- Very little pattern work, ie: cables.
- A comfy cozy sweater to wear over a T-shirt when I get home.
No stripes, fewer buttons and Bob’s your uncle! I’m sure I’ll get waaaay down the road during the looooong sail to Vallejo — unless Rob actually makes me do something. Ha!
Check it. My birthday is Sunday so a little after 1, I’m gonna blow a whistle or something. 1:02:03 on 05/06/07. Totally rad!