There has been a plethora of projects started around here lately, and I can’t seem to stop. I think Spring is getting to me. Every new project I see that appeals to me I want to start RIGHT NOW! And the difference between this week and any other is that I’m actually giving in. Started recently:
A new colour work design I have been mulling over for a while now. This is the second version. I didn’t like the border I did on the first, so it was ripped and restarted. They are my current travel knitting and garnered a bit of attention at swimming lessons last night. Yeah, swimming lessons, so glamorous, right? Punky’s learning to whip kick. She’s terrible at it right now, but it’s hysterical watching her try.
Also, to feed my new shawl obsession,
Yeah, so lace knitting in progress makes for some craptacular pictures. Settle down, there’s only one. That tangled mess is Catenary, from Kirky of Knit One, Blog Too. At leat, I hope it will be. You know I am not much of a lace knitter. There is only a wee bit of lace on the edge of this shawl, and I am pretty certain it falls into the “dumbass easy” category as far as lace knitting goes. I’ve been able to manage it without too many mishaps so far, which leads me to believe it would be a good first lace project. If I can do it, and all that.
Next is the big project – physically big, knit with big needles and big yarn.
This is my fist adult sweater. Ever. It is the second time I have knit it though. Joey gave me this yarn, which came complete with pattern, for Christmas years ago – just after I took up knitting. It is a Fleece Artist kit, and it scared the knit out of me at the time. The pattern for an entire sweater is written on a teeny little card. Yes, I know it is possible, but there just wasn’t enough detail on there for me. I found a different pattern for the same weight of yarn and tried that. While it came out sweater shaped, and even pretty much the right size I was never happy with it. Unhappy enough that it sat for ages in a bag, only needing a collar. A week or two ago as I was cleaning out my knitting cabinet I came up on it. The yarn is beautiful,and it knits up so nicely. But as soon as I pulled the sweater out I knew why I had not finished it. Right then I decided that it was ridiculous to leave it sitting. I got my scissors and started to take the seaming out. I ripped back a sleeve. There was still a large hank of yarn unused in the bag, so I cast on with that, figuring I would be more motivated to rip the rest as I ran out of yarn. It has been going well, although the plain stockinette body is rather tedious, and makes me happy for the 8mm needles.
Not all of the projects have been knitting. I went out yesterday and bought some floss for a cross stitch project.
I received an email late Sunday night about a new cross stitch design that I really had to have. This is why you shouldn’t be on line late at night, it’s easier to give in. Especially when the pattern is this:
Have I told you I want to be MochiMochi Land when I grow up?
Finally, a project I have both started on a complete whim, and quickly finished.
Socks for Punky. Knit with Cascade Fixation, which is soft, comes in great colours, but is a bit of a pain to knit with due to the elastic in it. Still, ankle socks for small feet knit up pretty quickly. See, I finished something! Now if you’ll excuse me I think the fabric pile is calling…