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September 1, 2003

Farewell, Francine

After knitting, frogging, re-designing, knitting again, seaming, un-seaming and re-seaming Francine -- she still looked like, well, like ass on me.*

Anticipating this outcome, I made sure to invest in an a Berrocco book that featured a few patterns made with Francine's yarn (Denim Silk) so that I had an alternative. Then, last night at KnitSmiths I starting frogging and boy did it feel great. Alison gave me some pointers on making hanks (but not this kind of Hank!), and Sandy, Kerstin and de Yentala (!!!) cheered me on as I ripped and ripped and ripped.

Once I got home, I checked the cleaning instructions ("Handwash in cool water with mild soap (no detergent). Lay flat to dry. Or dry clean.") I busted out the Woolite and went to work. Everything went fine, and when I went to bed last night this is how it looked:

The only complaint that I have is that it is taking an eternity to dry. C'mon yarn, don' t you know I have plans for you? Fortunately, I had about a half a skein of yarn that I hadn't used it for Francine so I cast on for the new project. I just couldn't wait:

Everybody, meet Lindsay. (Obviously, I'm making a stripe-less version. If I have enough yarn. Heh.) Here's hoping that she's nicer than Francine!

*Alison, I used that expression just for you!

Posted by shannon at September 1, 2003 10:21 PM | For related posts: Tina (ne Lindsay, ne Francine)


You said ass. Huh, huh, huh, huh.

Way to go bringing Francine back to life as Lindsay. Glad you're not doing the "engineered" stripes. What does that mean, anyway???

Posted by: alison at September 2, 2003 8:44 AM

You go Lindsay! She better not even know Francine! Yes, I was a ripping cheerleader! I do it well, no?
I think Lindsay will look much better than francine.
farewell francie! We hardly knew ye!

Posted by: Sandy at September 2, 2003 6:44 PM

Why is Sandy sniffin' Francine? Just a question. Thought I'd ask. *teehee* Ms. Lindsay better mind her manners. We have standards to uphold at the Knitsmiths. If she even dares look like "ass" on you, she's outta there! ;)

Posted by: Kerstin at September 2, 2003 9:08 PM

REST IN PEACE FRANCINE, will get the pics ready for FRANCINE's WAKE! deb

Posted by: deb at September 3, 2003 12:58 AM