September 22, 2009
I got nothin'. Well, not much anyway. All the same projects, just a little further along.
Venezia, the Cap Shawl and the second entrelac sock.
I am finding though, that the less time I have to knit seems to be directly proportionate to the urge to cast on something else.
I have the yarn for three Kim Hargreaves designs. Vivienne, Precious and Rosa. They're all calling to me, urging me to just cast on. Then of course, it'll be "Just the border!".
Then "Just the back!"
So I'm resisting. Resistance is not futile.
September 13, 2009
Here comes another one, just like the other one
Knitting, not so much. I'm beginning to very much resent all the demands on my time. I was out and about with Em yesterday, and cast on a Liesl for her. I thought it'd be something different, something easy, something quick! Considering my current projects (one Fair Isle, one entrelac, the last in lace), I thought it'd be a good idea.
Nope. My yarn was not chunky enough, so I compensated by going up a size, but it still looked ridiculously small. 2 hours or so of precious knitting time, wasted. R-i-i-i-i-i-p!
That's not to say that I've been ignoring all my current projects. Venezia is now back on track, and I've finally gotten her past the stage where she was when I had to frog it.
Now complete with decreases!
I'm glad I ripped it out, because I'm much happier with it now. But I can't help thinking that I could be so much further along now.
And all my other knitting energy has gone into the entrelac socks.
They look really wide don't they? It's okay, they fit my cankles perfectly. If you had nice slim ankles, they'd be a mile too big!
They look complicated, but really, they aren't. I've been pleasantly surprised by how easy they are.
We haven't had a Twinkie shot in a while, have we?
Nice relaxed bunny! (In her messy corner!) Doesn't matter how often I sweep that corner, she messes it up to her satisfaction again as soon as she can.
September 08, 2009
Tuesdays are my day off from TAFE. Friday too, but Tuesday is my midweek "my" day. Although apparently I forgot to send myself the memo.
I was going to spend all day today catching up with Venezia. However, it's just after 9pm, and I haven't even picked her up yet. She might see a round or two before bed, if I get off the computer.
But in very exciting news, I opened an etsy store for my little project bags! You can also see the link over in my sidebar.
I have been working pretty steadily on my Noro socks.
I really like the way they're knitting up - Noro always looks so good in entrelac. I am disappointed that the pink didn't come through until the foot though.
Here's the back of the sock - the cream stitches are the stitches for the afterthought heel.
Some of those stitches are K2tog, so I'm a little worried about how difficult it's going to be to pick them up later on.
Much as I'm enjoying the way the sock looks, I can't say I'm a huge fan of the yarn itself. It's scratchy, and it keeps twisting up on itself. It also has the same thick and thin tendencies that the original Kureyon had. All in all, I probably wouldn't buy it again. I wish I could get the same colours in a nicer yarn!
September 05, 2009
Just now when I logged in to post, I realised that this is my 900th entry! And to think that the web dude thought I'd never keep it up!
I've been working slowly but diligently on Venezia this week. With everything else, I've only been managing around 2 rounds a day, but it was growing.
Notice I said was? That's how it looked first thing this morning. This afternoon, it's looks like this.
I wish the photos were backwards, but they aren't. I failed to do one very important thing. Read the stupid pattern! I was happily plodding along, going by the chart, and didn't pay any attention to the written part, where it mentioned decreases.
I thought about trying to fudge it, but it just wasn't going to work. So I had to rip it out. I thought about knitting something else instead, but if I did that, I'd probably never pick it up again.
In happier news, I finished my Swirl Scarf.
Pattern: Swirl Scarf by Jane Field
Yarn: ShibuiKnits Silk Cloud. I got both the yarn and the pattern from The Loopy Ewe.
Needles: 4mm and 4.5mm KnitPicks Harmony
Mods: I looked at a bunch of projects on Ravelry before I started, and noticed that a lot of people had run out of yarn knitting this scarf. As I usually need to go down a needle size anyway, I went ahead and started with a 4mm needle. As I got close to the end, I realised that I was going to have plenty of yarn. Too much, even. So for the last 3 rows I went back up to a 4.5mm needle. I still had 3g left at the end.
Overall? I love it! The weather is warming up here now, and it's getting past scarf weather, but I wore it this week anyway!
It's heavenly soft, and smells of silk. I think I'd like one in every colour!