Monday, May 30, 2011

How on Earth!?

Can May be over already? It's unreal how quickly time is flying.

But when stitches fly off the needles the way this sweater has I can't really complain to much.

I finished this (and washed and blocked it) yesterday.

As soon as it's dry I'm going to try it on. I'm sure it will fit, I can't wait to see how it looks. I really hope I love it.

I managed to knit a few rows on my bohus and then ran out of yarn again. Some of the colors I have a lot leftover, some came out with very little left over, but the ones that have been short are very annoying. It's hard to keep project momentum up when I am forced to stop so often.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Did you ever?

Start a project and even though you just keep knitting you are pretty sure you will never wear the item? I'm knitting this sweater:
(Prussian Jewels)

In these colors (sorry the picture is so dark - it's still raining here but I think we might get a little sunshine today):

The colors are too bright for me, I don't wear these kinds of colors. Even with all the lovely purple - will I wear it? I don't know. But some how, I just don't think I will. So why am I finishing it anyway? I can't even imagine what I'm thinking. I bet I finish it, wash it, block it and try it on. I might even wear it once. Then unknit it and repurpose the yarn.

Still I press forward. Because, after all, I'm also making this
(Bohus Sweater)

In PINK! I don't wear pink. I love this yarn (This kit is from Kimmet Croft, I wish they had a website). This yarn is soft and delightful to knit. I'm trying to decide if I should order one from Sweden to compare the yarn. Or just order another kit from Kimmet Croft and enjoy the yarn.

Have I mentioned lately that if I knit a sweater a month it would take me over 3 years to knit what's in my stash!? I haven't reach SABLE Status yet, I am however still stunned by it. It is a relief. I don't know about the socks though, that could take longer.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Spring has Sprung

And it's time to stop pouting and get back to it.

I have shamefully neglected updating this and the only way to remedy that is to write something, no matter how inconsequential.

There has been LOT of knitting and even some finishing. In particular this:
Became this:
And here is a close up of the edge.

This was and awesome knit. I am thinking about making another one. Just as soon as I finish a few other things.

I have three pairs of socks on the needles. Two are second socks. The other is a pair of Hogwarts socks that I'm knitting two at a time.

I think that I want to spend this year knitting more out than in - So I need to tally up all the outs and all the ins and then find a widget that I can put on here that will report on how successful I am. I was doing pretty well until the last four weeks. I bought yarn for three sweaters: a Bohus, an entrelac sweater I've admired for sometime and a present for my mother.

I am also spinning up some of the fiber I've had in my stash for years. I'm not sure how that counts, since it's both in and out, but I can't wait to finish the spinning so I can start the knitting.

Next update will include pictures of current knitting, perhaps a brag post of all the other things I've finished the last few months and the initial confessions on the yards in and out year to date.