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ruthless compassion
23 February 2004 @ 05:37 pm
Okay, now that I've made balls with my fantabulous new yarns (with extra super duper woohoos to kcatalyst for their fun yarn toys), I need to figure out the pattern for my sweater. Is it completely insane of me to consider knitting a sweater without a fairly descriptive pattern for my first one ever? I didn't think so.

What I want, though, is to check out some nifty sweater-knitting books to skim through for ideas and advice. If any of you, my trusty readers, have advice on such books, or really nice sweater patterns that you'd like to share, please do.

The Sweater Workshop: Knit Creative, Seam-Free Sweaters on Your Own With Any Yarn by Jacqueline Fee
Knitting from the Top by Barbara G. Walker
Knitting Without Tears : Basic Techniques and Easy-to-Follow Directions for Garments to Fit All Sizes by Elizabeth Zimmerman

I am feeling a tad intimidated at the whole project, but I'm also very excited about it. The yarn is gorgeous and it should be fun to play with. And, as ever, I should remind myself that if it doesn't work out, I can always unravel and start again!
 
 
ruthless compassion
23 February 2004 @ 06:56 pm
Please feel free to share this with anyone who might fit the bill:

I'm looking for an apartment/roommate(s) in the Boston area, ideally starting around April 1, but with some flexibility in dates in either direction. I don't own a car, so public-transit access is key. I'd like to pay no more than $650 in rent, more if it includes utilities. Less would not be a problem. I'm happy to join an established apartment looking for a roommate, or join up with folks to rent a new place.

A bit about me:

I'm fairly quiet, tend to be a bit of a homebody, but do go out regularly, too. I'm not the tidiest person in the world, but I definitely respect others' limits on clutter and pitch in with housecleaning and the like. I don't usually stay up terribly late, and I don't mind if you do. I don't smoke, and I have no pets but I'm pet-friendly. I pay all my bills on time.

I'm looking for friendly, open-minded roommates who want more out of a roommate than just rent-sharing, but less than lifetime committment :) I'm queer and therefore need my roommates to be queer-friendly.