Saturday, May 22, 2010

Ok, Already

I've had emails asking me if I was alright.

I was linked on one of my favorite blogs. (awww shucks, digging toe into ground and blushing)

So I took the time to dig myself out of a mountain of photos that were waiting to become blog posts.

And thanks guy's, it feels real good to be noticed and missed.

Right now I have two counters on my blog. Having even one feels hokey enough so 2 feels down right tacky. But I love the new miles knit counter and I really want to accomplish my goal of knitting half of my stash.

It just feels right to expect myself to knit half of the yarn I buy. Even that is crazy lenient but since I'm a yarn collector as well as a knitter I'm ok with it. I do stash trophy yarn that is for admiring not knitting. But I haven't hit half yet and that I'm not so ok with.

Turn a Square hat knit with Lush and Noro.
Isn't the square so cute? The pattern says nothing needs to be done about the jog once the decreases start. I don't think I agree. If I knit this hat pattern again I'm going to fiddle with it so it can have a smoother line. Oh, and a cast on number of in the 90s seems huge to me. I used fatter yarn too so I only cast on 80. It's perfect for my petite head with flat hair. 88 would be about right for everyone else.
Tank Top knit in Hempathy. It's very loosely based off the pattern since I knitted it in the round and added a crochet edging. I still have to sew in the ends. I love this top. It's so cute. It has edges rolling all over the place and looks very much hand made but I am still charmed by this top and how it fits. I expect the hemp to be cool in summer too. I wish I could get a shot of me in it but I don't have a mirror big enough.
I loved my last pair of Tuja so much I knit a second pair. I held 2 strands of Elann Sock It To Me 4 Ply together. I've already gone into great lengths about my love of holding 2 strands of sock yarn together. I need to do that for a pair of socks for me already but these are for Christmas.

I like my Christmas knitting to be done by July and I failed miserably last year in that I wasn't even done by Christmas. I don't want a repeat of that. Actually, now that I think about it, I sort of remember a baby sweater I might have wadded up and hidden under the couch that still isn't finished. I really don't want a repeat of that.

Now for the projects I'm working on right now. I think they are all on their way to an extended time out.
A pair of socks to be my first free pattern. The one sock is done but writing out the pattern is hard. I keep putting off even starting. That's starting the second sock and the pattern writing since they go hand in hand.
Nordic Lights is a true stash buster. I went at it like gang busters for a few days and then other things got picked up. I really need to go back to it. I still want to knit this.
My Lime n Violet yarn. What a great pattern! all lace socks should be just the cuffs, but the yarn is a bit splitty so I keep putting off knitting the second.
Finally, these are the best gloves ever. I'm so close to done. I could finish with just another hour of knitting. But I had a little visitor for Mother's Day Weekend and once he went home I can't find the yarn anywhere. So they are in already in time out but for no fault of their own.

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