A Good Yarn

Monday, September 20, 2004


Very excited about Monday Night Football tonight. I think the Vikes have a great chance to win tonight and it should be an exciting game, either way.

Sundays are a great day to knit in the football season (when the Vikings aren't playing at home). I worked on my Cabled T yesterday. I'm just about done and I may still have a chance to wear it this year since it's supposed to get up to 80 degrees today. I finished up the back and joined the shoulders:

I made a mistake on the back neckband. You knit the cable for a couple of inches past the shoulders on each side. Then you join the two sides together with kitchener stitch and then stitch it to the back of the sweater. When I was stitching it down, I twisted the very back and sewed it down to the wrong edge. I just folded it in half and sewed it together and I actually think it ended up being ok.

I also started the first sleeve:

I should be able to finish up the other sleeve and sew it all together pretty quickly, so I'll send a picture into the AK soon.

I also watched the Emmy Awards last night. I was really, really ticked off when James Gandolfini didn't win Best Actor in a Drama. I love James Spader and he did a great job on The Practice, but Gandolfini was unbelievably good this year on The Sopranos. My irritation was soon erased when my favorite show won Best Comedy - Arrested Development. If you haven't seen this show, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE check it out. It's so funny and the cast is just priceless. It really needs more viewers. The Sopranos won Best Drama, so I guess I was happy about that too. I'm not one who has been gaga over The Sopranos. I really like and have watched it since it started, but I always liked Oz better than The Sopranos. This year was the best so far, in my opinion, though. I also love The Wire, which started this week too. Both Oz and The Wire are extremely underrated and get overshadowed by The Sopranos, which is why I think I have some resentment toward The Sopranos.