Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Dale Svale, not Dale Sveum

OK, let's get this straight:
Dale Svale is the cotton-viscose-silk DK weight yarn.
Dale Sveum is the third base coach for the Boston Red Sox.
Maybe now I will stop confusing the two? Don't count on it.

I finished another pair of footie socks for my Mom for Mother's Day, out of purple-green-blue Cascade Fixation. She really liked them, though like a goober I forgot to take a photo of the socks before I mailed them off.

I also finished the Shapely Tank in between visits to the hospital last week when they thought my little girl Z had a broken arm (ended up being a dislocated elbow, and she's fine now, but it was a stressful week). Shapely is currently blocking, and I fear I will need to redo the neckline. I think I picked up too many stitches, and the neckline is a bit wavy. We'll see after it dries. I also think the short row darts ended up in the wrong place, but that may be because I was using ribbon. I dunno. Feeling a little down on the tank, although I have yet to love love love any garment I've knitted for myself. Maybe I should stick to stuff for my kids, I'm usually happy with those and the kids aren't nearly as fussy about my finished objects as I am.

Last night I cast on for a Knitty Rosebud using Dale Sve - I mean, Svale, in Tea Rose 4612. And of course I just now am seeing the pattern for Fuchsia and am thinking ooh, that's nice too! Will I hunt down the pattern, rip and restart, or stick with Rosebud? Should I work on the Colori Disco socks and the crocheted baby afghan for the now 19-month old baby until I decide?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the Rosebud from Knitty would be quite flattering on you, it's a very nice pattern that I hadn't noticed before. Go for it, especially since you already started!

5:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

both are nice. it would be a tough call, but go with what you have started and i don't think you will regret it.

6:52 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

Tough call ... I like both patterns! Especially since they are both v-necks. Now you've got me thinking about one of those for me.

7:51 AM  
Blogger Stacy said...

I like both patterns, but I think I like the Rosebud just a little bit more.

9:04 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Did you see the Red Sox game last Friday (5/27) in which the aforementioned Dale Sveum sent two runners home who then were thrown out?

You'll probably do much better with Dale Svale at 3rd base!


2:03 PM  

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