Friday, March 28, 2008

Friday slump

So, I'm sitting at my desk on this not-so-lovely Friday afternoon and was wishing I could be at home knitting, instead of here trying to figure out this mess someone has put me in. I just needed to get that off my chest and was wondering if anyone else felt the same way?

My projects are going pretty well. I'm up to row 14 on the lace fichu, 2 more rows and then I can start binding off the ties. That will be nice. I still can only do 2 rows a night on it because there are so many stitches and I can't stand the needles I'm using. I really should stop by Joann's on the way home today and see if they got any size 3's in. Sorry I don't have a photo of my progress, but the camera (and the project) are at home. There isn't much to see yet anyway. Once I get to the lacy part, I'll be sure to put an updated picture on.

I hope you all are having a better Friday than I am. Someone please put a comment on to boost my spirits!

Monday, March 24, 2008

The Result of the Knitting Weekend

So my friend, Melanie, and I had a knitting weekend this past weekend and I thought I'd post pictures of what I accomplished. OK, I didn't actually finish anything, but I did start several new projects. For those of you who are knitters, this is a very exciting thing. Here are the new projects I started this weekend:

I started this sweater vest this weekend with yarn from Knitpicks. When I ordered this yarn, I thought it was a slightly lighter color, but I'm liking the color now. Here's the pattern I'm using from

OK, you can't really tell yet what this is, but it will be what's called a fichu. It uses laceweight yarn that I got at the Cultured Purl this weekend. And because of that, it will be hard to see any progress until I actually get to the lacy bit. I got the pattern from my Victorian Lace book so I can't show you the photo of the finished pattern. You'll just have to stay tuned!

This is a sock I started with more yarn from Knitpicks. Of course, you can't tell from the picture, but the yarn is very soft. And I love the self-striping bit.

This is another sock that I started a long time ago. I worked on it for a bit this weekend.

Here is another sweater vest I started awhile ago. This yarn is part of my "Christmas" yarn that hubby bought me this year, also from Knitpicks. I really like the tweed pattern, but that makes it slow-going.

Here is my very first felting project. Once finished, it will be a felted Coffee Press Cozy. I hope it turns out good and that I don't have to agitate it in a big bucket with a plunger. :-)

Here is the last project I will write about. It will be a market bag, made out of the miles of cotton yarn that I have lying around.

So, there's an update on most of my WIP's. Well, at least the ones I actively worked on this past weekend.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Sweater is finished!

Hi all! Sorry I haven't written in ages, but sometimes that happens. I just wanted to show you my finished sweater that I made. So... Here it is:

As you can see, it was early in the morning when this picture was taken, so I wasn't altogether with it. Oh well, here's the back side.

I'll try to get more pics of what I'm currently working on now up in the next couple days. I'm also waiting for some yarn to arrive in the mail to start new projects. YAY!!!