Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Cable Vent Jacket - Progress

I have finished 1 1/2 of the fronts, two sleeves and the back. I might even get it finished by the end of the (GASP) month.

Alas I don't have the buttons chosen yet - but I'll find something.

I'm very fond of the sweater and the tension of my stockinette is getting more even all the time. There is nothing like acres of ss to make you find your technical faults. Even watching a movie couldn't keep me from fretting about the tension issue and fiddling with it. I wish I'd figured it out earlier. I'm not (no matter how compulsive I am) going to frog it and start over. But the next sweater will be better. Which is the thing, really. Live, learn and use what you learned to improve your next project.

I have been distracted trying to decide what I should make next. My stash is still so full of things that I can't wait to make. But I have to decide - Faire Isle? Stranded? Aran? Gansey!? Or - LACE!? Cardigan? Jumper? Vest?

Maybe I should just make 3x5 cards of all my projects and draw one? That would however require facing the true depth of my stash and that would take a stronger person then I am.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

6 Weeks!?

Where did February go? It just flew by in the blink of an eye.

I have done some knitting though.

Some Toys:
These are all made from scraps





Sock Monkey Socks (made using Jawoll Sock):


Slytherin socks (which were altered to fit my father) I used some Trekking XXL that had been in my stash for a LONG TIME - color is 61 and no longer available, too bad too I LOVE it:


Socks for a friend (kool aid dyed):

Falling Leaves

Socks for Sock Madness (Cherry Tree Hill in Spring Frost)

SM4 - sock 1

Sophie Cable (I hope to finish this by the end of the month, I'm almost done with the second sleeve so there is hope):


Busy busy busy