Sunday, November 23, 2014

Unprepared

Its been a awhile. Sorry.

I don't know where to start, so I'm just going to start with today. 

I started a new project, while I wait for a yarn order to arrive. 

It's taking longer than I'd like, the drawback of ordering exactly what you want instead of just making due with what you have, so I poked around my ever-shrinking stash, I found some lovely Cascade 220 in a heather green, I think it's called turtle, and cast on a cowl.
The color s not quite true. It's pretty overcast today, so I needed the flash's assistance. I do love this herringbone stitch though.

This week is about getting ready for our Thanksgiving trip, then Jess' trip to Indy the following week.

How is it Thanksgiving already?! 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Funny the way it is

It shouldn't surprise me that I'm so much like my mom (I actually love it, the person I'm terrified of becoming is my father). 

I knit just like she sewed. I knit like a fiend for however long (the length varies), then I forget I ever knit a stitch for however long. I'm on or I'm off knitting. Super hard to "force" myself to on.

Remember the baby blanket?

Here it is on July 3rd.
Today? It almost has a section of orange around it. And that's it.

I should mentioned the deadline if it's getting to the parents before the big day is just around 5ish weeks. In other words? I'm screwed. Not just because I'm not fast with the needles but also because I'm second guessing everything. The colors, the patterns, my knitting (if I could maintain a tension that would be great).

If anyone has some tips on motivation, etc they would be very much appreciated. Also feel free to tell me the whole thing sucks, etc and I would cut my losses and throw the whole thing into the bonfire. 

Friday, September 05, 2014

Do over

I finished Jess' hat, only to have it proclaimed too small and "weird". Let me tell you, I am just loving thirteen years old right now. But she was very much correcton  the hat being too small.

But I did finish it.

Speaking of finishing, I pulled out the entrelac baby blanket and decided to put an applied icord edge.

Still working on my "Lisa Frank" blanket, and trying to decide on the next project.

In reality, my next project ought to be getting a handle on the house here. It's beyond messy.


Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Flamboozled

Jess, who hasn't knitted a stitch dice the 4th grade, announced this weekend tat she wanted to knit herself a hat. A fluffy hat, that was blue and white. After a few questions and a rough assisted sketch. (The things that child comes up with. It was quite a brainstorm.) Jess decided she wanted a chenille, blue and white, chevron hat. That she was going to knit. The blind kid who hasn't knitted a stitch in over three years, was going to knit herself a stranded color work hat. 

Introducing my new project.


Yarn: Bernat Baby Blanket in Baby Blue & White
Pattern: improvised