Monday, September 26, 2005

Swatching something new


Posted by Picasa So there was this sale this weekend at Knitting Arts. Notice I've told you after the sale. The owner decided to close out all Trendsetter yarns. All of them. Including what you see swatched above. It's Blossom. Do you see the green sticker on the ball -- that means I got it at 30% off. All 14 balls. Not that I needed 14. But that's all there was. The swatch is for the green basketweave sweater. It's done in pattern. Can you see the pattern? Of course you can. I only needed 11 for this sweater, but I didn't know that when I bought the yarn and well even if I did I still would have bought all of it, sorry, I was there first.

Right, I know I said I wanted to start the Vogue shrug. No, I haven't cast on for it -- but the skeins are wound. And yes, I am suppose to finish the fair isle -- and I had every intention to do it this weekend, but you know, there was this yarn sale and well I spent the rest of the weekend reading this. There is good news. I'm on the toe of the 2nd sock I was working on. Oh and then there's the afterthought heel still to do.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

And the winner is...

Last night I wound up the skeins I needed to start the Vogue shrug. While I think the OSW would be fun to knit, I doubt I would actually wear it. I could knit one foreach of my daughters -- that would be cool. Anyways I've yet to cast on...progress is being made on other projects, however. Hey, notice my new blog pix? This weekend was my company picnic and they had a caricaturist. He asked what I liked to do and I said "knitting". While he was drawing he said he was reminded of the movie FFolkes with Roger Moore, where he knits throughout the movie -- an afghan complete with a cat!

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Contemplating...

I'm trying to decide on starting thisor this

I know, I know. I really do have to finish the last of the 2001 projects. But in order to achieve yarn harlotry I must give in to whim. I don't usually do this Well, there was the Maggie, oh and the Magical Mobius -- which reminds me, I wanted to make another one of those...

Anyways, I'm pretty much set on the Vogue shrug. I mean I've settled on the yarns (mostly from stash mind you--I only had to buy the Grace). Now I just have to wind and get started. As for the One Skein Wonder...I'm wondering...well, my arms aren't exactly uh, firm, shall we say? And it being fall I was thinking of extending the sleeves to 3/4, y'know? I do have 3 of those skeins (again from stash -- see a trend here?), so it wouldn't be a problem. I dunno. Still contemplating...