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January 7th, 2007 (11:51 pm)
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So, the FSU has started working on the Angelina Jacket from White Lies Designs. It's a pattern we picked up while at m1 on a whim, and bought a bunch of charcoal grey Zara (merino wool IIRC) to make. Unfortunately, the ball of Zara she's been working with has had at least 3 bad breaks in it and may have more inside. As a result, she's now wanting to use something else to make the jacket and use the Zara for a vest or something. Meaning she needs new yarn. Considering how much yarn we have between the two of us, you wouldn't think this would be a big deal, right? I mean, it's standard DK weight yarn...

And so the hunt began...


Through boxes and boxes of yarn in the basement, throughout the house... we found plenty of fingering weight, lace weight (mine! hands off!), worsted, and aran weight. And while there was some DK, it wasn't of a particularly wearable colour... >.< And so began the hunt of what to buy...? Oddly enough, the Angelina Jacket's supposed to be a "to be made but not particularly to be worn" project. ^^; Which explains why I spent most of the morning and part of last night going through various shops sites looking for yarn... Lisa Souza has some nice DK weight yarn of a particularly nicely-sized skein--750m/skein. ^^; She'd only need two for the entire thing. :P

We'll see. The other idea was maybe to pick up some Peter Rabbit by Fleece Artist over at Ram Wools or something. The only thing is, since it's a "throw-away" project, the idea was not to spend too much money on materials. >.< Maybe she can use the alpaca we bought from Knit Picks. Personally, I still find it hard to believe that we have so little DK weight yarn here. It's almost all fingering weight or lace weight...?

And in the meantime, GH, Shoumyou, and Kokumono kept getting pushed further and further behind. Of course, I also have to ask myself how many times I have to compile a file before I get the font settings right (at least 4 times apparently...). I've been far too brainless so far this year. This is not a good sign for things to come. >.<


I think I'll let the system compile for the night and call things here. Hopefully all three eps will go out to editors some time tomorrow... >.

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Posted by: Estara (estara)
Posted at: January 8th, 2007 10:46 am (UTC)

Ganbatte! I hope this yarn has a happy end ^^.

Posted by: sharibet (sharibet)
Posted at: January 8th, 2007 05:52 pm (UTC)

And in the meantime, GH, Shoumyou, and Kokumono kept getting pushed further and further behind. Of course, I also have to ask myself how many times I have to compile a file before I get the font settings right (at least 4 times apparently...). I've been far too brainless so far this year. This is not a good sign for things to come.


Practice makes perfect, right? *g*

Don't be so hard on yourself. IIRC, you're still pretty new at this whole fansubbing thing.

In any case, you have a lot of people out here in cyberspace who are intensely grateful for the work you're doing.

Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: January 9th, 2007 12:59 am (UTC)
Kokumono - Ryuuren *sproing*

*pets* Why not to be worn? It's pretty…

I get so mad when there's a lot of breaks in a ball of yarn. *grumble*

(On timing: I'm back to work and my subtitling program is being flakey. But I'll have 27 to you in a few days. I hope.)

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: January 9th, 2007 06:56 am (UTC)

^^; That was the original concept. It might get worn since we're casting about for wearable colours now. (This style was very much in while I was in Japan during the Fall last year). ^^;

This ball is really bad. It's to the point where I would be seriously tempted to take it back or send it to the manufacturer or something. Apparently, at the last break the FSU ran into, she pulled out some more yarn and found another break within an armspan. >.<

(Eep! Sounds like I have to get myself in gear. Cheers! ^__^ )

Ryuuren! *laughs* BTW, have you seen ep 32 yet? ^^;;

Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: January 9th, 2007 11:57 am (UTC)
Kokumono - Ensei!

I haven't. (I usually wait for the l33t-raws version, in these days of Saku. But I'm suddenly curious…)

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: January 9th, 2007 04:37 pm (UTC)

^^; Oddly enough it's Saku that made ep 32 rather worthwhile DLing... or is it Shuurei? Probably Saku. I almost choked. ^^;

Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: January 21st, 2007 05:57 pm (UTC)
Kokumono - Shouka = harmless

*snickers* I finally saw it. It was delicious. So glad to have our Shuurei back.

If I didn't have a gazillion icons in the queue, I would be inclined to icon that with the text: "I feel pretty". ^_^

Posted by: lu-chan (mrs_urahara)
Posted at: January 9th, 2007 05:41 am (UTC)
kawaiii kenchan!

i think i always go into my knitting projects saying "i am not going to spend alot on yarn"/ yet, somehow, it never turns out that way.
i can't wait to see this project finished! you have got to start putting pics up of your finished projects!

and, i can understand about being behind. no worries, we are all a patient bunch.

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: January 9th, 2007 06:45 am (UTC)

*laughs* Funny how that goes isn't it? ^^; As it is, I'm on 'net watch for Ram Wools. They have a sale on tomorrow, so I'll be putting in an order for Peter Rabbit if we can nab some. ^^;

Well, Angelina is the FSU's project, although I will admit I do want to post the Mermaid Jacket she knit for me. It's pretty. ^_^ I think my last FO was the cashmere scarf? It's nice and warm and soft (although very simple too). ^o^

Posted by: Tohru (pudges)
Posted at: January 9th, 2007 03:11 pm (UTC)

Ahhhhhhhh, you're making me want to knit, and I CAN'T! I have to clean my house and pack and stuff! ARGH! (I blame you. You can apologize my emailing me your translation of Furuba 136.) ... (I'm just kidding. .... Mostly. Although I really would love to see your translation if you've done one already. ^^;; eh heh heh heh *runs and hides* *and cleans*

Posted by: lu-chan (mrs_urahara)
Posted at: January 10th, 2007 12:49 am (UTC)
Gintoki devilish grin

あのFSOcashmerescarf葉みたい!^___~
and, what is this about a sale???

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: January 10th, 2007 05:51 am (UTC)

I'll see if I can find my digi (assuming it hasn't been buried). ^^;

http://www.ramwools.com/

They have a 30% off everything sale right now. ^^;

Posted by: lu-chan (mrs_urahara)
Posted at: January 11th, 2007 02:29 am (UTC)

ooo thanks mucho!!!!

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