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December 4, 2007

From Susan — Sleeveless in Seattle

Filed under: Susan's Kauni Cardigan — lv2knit @ 10:04 pm

Has THAT blog title gotten mileage?  I bet it’s been used often!  We all love knitting sleeves so much, don’t we?

I finally got back to Kauni, finishing Sleeve #1 and starting Sleeve #2:

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You can see that my sleeves are totally fraternal in their twin-ocity.  I “planned” it that way 😉 – at least that’s my story.  I’ll tell people that the randomness of the colors is part of the Kauni charm and mystique (and hope they buy it!).

Anyway, I have set a deadline of January 1, 2008 to be wearing my Kauni Cardigan — not too tough a deadline to meet if I stay focused…but, we know that it is easy to get tempted!  And, it is a very busy time of year.

Especially today: I spent 7 hours in my car.  SEVEN HOURS.  I did not drive to Chicago either.  I drove to and from work (1.5 hours EACH WAY) and then drove my darling daughter to the dentist: 2 hours EACH WAY (usually a 30-40 minute drive).  SEVEN HOURS!!!!  People wonder why I hate cars.  The reason it took so long is that it snowed today.  I love snow but this is just plain torture. 🙁

And to prove I’m not a total Grinch, here is the best part of the trip –  I love it when someone has the lights on when I get home.

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PS — I enjoyed reading all of your comments and stories re: knitting at social gatherings.  Natalie made me do a spit take when she compared the hobby of knitting to scrapbooking, whittling and collecting dryer lint in public — picturing people dragging these hobbies along made my day.  Thanks, all!


  1. It took the Judge 2 hours to get from the courthouse to the freeway this evening. Oh my.

    Comment by Kay — December 4, 2007 @ 10:50 pm

  2. Your Kauni is gorgeous!! I actually like it when the sleeves are different like that. The randomness of the colors just get to me. Way cooler than working too hard trying to get them to match up, and then having them not match exactly anyway. Plus, way off in the matching is better than almost matching, but just not quite. That would bother me more.

    Can’t wait to see the finished project.

    Comment by Cindy — December 4, 2007 @ 11:27 pm

  3. From Susan to Cindy: I agree with you. I did not want to start the second sleeve with so much green and orange, but if I pulled the skeins to get to a better color, it would have “almost” gotten to the starting point of the other sleeve. It would look like I tried but failed to get the sleeves to match. So, I just broke the yarn on the first sleeve and started the second.

    Comment by lv2knit — December 4, 2007 @ 11:43 pm

  4. The snow finally reached here. Ugh! I’m glad I gave up driving.

    Oooh, so close! You’ll be done before you get distracted.

    Comment by Marina — December 5, 2007 @ 8:49 am

  5. Wow, your Kauni is beautiful. I love that you just let the colors of the sleeve do their thing. I agree with the previous comment that it’s too much work to try to match them up and not come out exactly.

    It took me a little over 3 hours to get from my office in downtown Minneapolis to my home in Chaska last night. The 3 hours included 1 hour of waiting for the bus, 1 hour for the bus to get through the downtown traffic to the highway and 1 hour of slow driving. That’s the longest commute in my 4 years of riding the bus to work. I was just glad I didn’t have to drive, I got to sit and knit!!

    Comment by Betsy — December 5, 2007 @ 10:21 am

  6. Beautiful! I’ve been haunting this web page hoping for pics of the Kauni.

    Comment by victoria — December 5, 2007 @ 9:14 pm

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