Saturday, July 30, 2011

In the Pink!

My bonus is finished! It's much too warm to wear until winter, in spite of how very light it is.

I plan to spend August getting all my WIPs caught up. Well not all, there are only 31 days in August, after all. But I would like to get the number of them down to a dull roar. Then I can focus on getting some more of the sweater stash made up.

And thus I have, of course, cast on a Lopi cardigan.

Pictures just as soon as it's more than just cast on.

Monday, July 25, 2011

How is it possible?

July can't be a week from over! It seems summer has only just begun.

I have finished my Corset Tank. Annie Modesitt writes lovely patterns - but this is a lot (LOT) of buttons.


Also a little crochet. I like coasters - this is a nice pattern. Pretty and functional. And I have lots of left over bits of cotton yarn.

I've also started a new cardigan and I have developed a new decorating scheme. I've placed storage bins of yarn on the top of the living room book cases. It gives me quite a bit more room in the sewing room (which is much too packed) and allows me to admire the stash I worked so hard to acquire. Sort of like standing and looking at the shelves full of sweaters I've knit. I feast for the eyes and pleasure for the heart.

I'm making excellent progress on my Bohus. I have only a few inches of the lower body left. Fingering weight yarn makes a few inches take a lot of time but the sweater will be glorious to wear.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

July - so far festive.

Sorry I missed posting last week. I've been trying to post weekly, but last Saturday I broke a tooth and blogging was the furthest thing from my mind.

The tooth has been removed and healing is on the way. There has been a LOT of sleeping. Waste of good knitting time, sleeping. Not much that can be done about that though.

There has been a little bit of finishing.

I made this hat:

The yarn is Wool of the Andes, in Hyacinth and Pumpkin. The pattern is one I made up. The shaping of the top needs some work.

I have also finished the knitting on the corset sweater. I bought buttons yesterday and I hope to get them sewn on today. The it will be finished. Yay! I can barely wait to try it on.

The pink Bohus is nearly finished as well. The second sleeve is about 1/2 done and the body is about 1/3 done. Hopefully it won't be long now.

I have also been busy washing up all the knits from the winter. I need to throw another load in today, maybe even a load of socks. I may also need to purchase some wool wash.

And plotting my next knitting project. I have narrowed it down to Thermal and Lopi sweater from Best of Interweave (the pic is about halfway down on the right). And August is finish WIPs month. I have several pairs of socks that need finishing. (second sock syndrome? me?)