Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Work In Progress Wednesday v.36

Man, I've been trying for daaaaaays to get over here and post.  And I've been thwarted.  Repeatedly.  So, hi! It's Wednesday again.  The one with all the work in progress.  Yep, that's the one.

I've made a metric ton of progress on the Super Secret Citron in the last week.  So much, in fact, that I have only 4 more rows to go on the ruffle (!).  SO much that you get no picture this week, so that you can see it in its full (okay, it won't be blocked by then so probably mostly-full) glory on Friday.  This has been SUCH a fun knit.  Admittedly, the rows in section 5 and the ruffle are L  O  N  G, but they still don't feel tedious.  The yarn has been lovely, and it's so soft and pretty that I get a little happy *squee* feeling every time I pick it up, even if it's only for half a row or so.  Lots of folks have mentioned that they're contemplating knitting it.  Here's my advice:  Go do it.  Right now.  It's bound to make you happy.

Posts with no pictures are so boring, though.  What to do...  Ooh!  I know.  Here's a picture of the greatest dog who ever lived...
Seriously.  Best. Dog. Ever.  I miss her today.

There's been more work on the vest this week, too.  But, it still looks a whole lot like it did last week, so no pictures of that, either.  Instead, here's a rather frightening picture of me, feeding a big, hairy giraffe (!). 

What can I say, it tickled...  The back story:  I'm sort of obsessed with giraffes.  They're so... improbable looking.  And, one day we heard that there's a zoo in Colorado Springs where you can hang out and feed crackers to giraffes as much as you want (weather permitting).  We went pretty much immediately, and it was all kinds of awesome.

Now, aren't you glad you stopped by this week to catch up on all the knitting progress?  Yeah, I thought so.  Seriously, as soon as I can figure out how to get out from under the wheels of this bus, I'll be back more regularly.  Life has to chill out soon, right?  Here's hoping.

Anyway, I promise something new and exciting next week.  And it probably won't involve giraffes.  No guarantees, though...


  1. I love your giraffe shot : )
    I'm looking forward to seeing your Citron on Friday!

  2. Wow what great pictures. The one of you is fun but the dog ... I just want to reach in there and give that face a kiss.

  3. Love the giraffee, too funny! I've been contemplating Citron too ... will have to take your adivce!

  4. I love the giraffe picture!!! That must have been fun!

  5. OMG giraffes are my favourite animal EVER, there is something about them. I went on a giraffe experience day, it was AWESOME.

  6. The photo of you with the giraffe is priceless!
    I'm looking forward to seeing your Citron. I'm very tempted to knit one.

  7. haha aww I love your photos!! The giraffe thing looks awesome and the doggy is cute cute cute :-D

  8. thanks for the giraffe laugh! needed it today... Can't wait to see the goodies on Friday.

  9. The look on your face in the giraffe picture is just awesome. I can't wait to see your completed Citron. I admire your stamina in finishing all those long, long rows :-)

  10. Great photos. I love giraffes too. If you ever get to Oregon you could check out Wildlife Safari in Winston, Oregon. You can visit up close and personal with them there as well. I'm looking forward to seeing the Citron.

  11. You scare me weekly because we are so much alike. Giraffes are my favorite animal and was able to feed a few a couple of years ago at the San Diego Wild Animal Park. Seriously, what more do we have in common? Are you my long lost sister?