Monday, May 25, 2009

Turn About is Fair Play

Setembrina, friend and knitting companion extraordinaire, talked me into a KAL. I have received my yarn and I'm trying to catch up. I am about 1/2 done with the first clue.
Not too bad, if I do say so myself. (This is after Row 20) Clue one is 64 Rows.

And I better get busy and get Clue One finished so I can start Clue Two. Because after that I need to get back to Steve's sweater. I have 8 rows of the hem left and then one sleeve to pick up and knit. Keep your fingers crossed - this sweater could (maybe) get finished in this lifetime!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Knitting ADD

I swear I have it! I unplied 172 yards of tapestry yarn so I could swatch the mystery KAL. And you may well ask - So, aren't you supposed to swatch? Yes, but with the yarn you intend to make the item with, not with stash yarn you purchased to do needlepoint. Then I ripped it back and put the ball back in the stash. I believe I'm nuts, but a good kind of nuts, maybe?

Today the patterns my mother found for me and mailed arrived. I am going to go and find the yarn just as soon as I finish the last 4 rows on Steve's sweater, and maybe the set up row for the hem.

My loom also came in the mail and I HAD to try it out. Didn't I!? Of course I did. It does help that I had warped a temporary loom over the weekend, so all I had to do was attach the weaving to the new loom. It appears to work well - but I've only used it for 15 minutes.

Today was crafter's delight at my house.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Good intention

I am trying to finish things - I finished the sweater for my mother and now I'm working hard to finish the sweater for Steve. I have one sleeve done and I'm making the body longer, as requested. I have 6 pattern rows and then the hem. After that I have one sleeve left. So with any luck only 9 mos late. I think I'm glad he is too far away to try it on, otherwise I fear I'd end up starting it again. I don't think I could handle it!

Then I have socks to finish.

I have also joined another KAL. Setembrina talked me into this one. I won't have my yarn for a couple weeks yet so I've got that long to get some things finished. I'm trying to have fewer things on the needles then I have in my queue. I wonder if I'll ever manage that?