Saturday, July 29, 2006

Bad Blogger

I can't believe it's been nearly two months since my last post. I'd like to say I've been so busy knitting and haven't had time, but there hasn't been all that much knitting, either. Life just got ahead of me. First I moved from Boston to Connecticut, which of course involves a new job, packing, moving, etc. Then I went to the Cape for a week, and then we got this little guy! His name is Miles and he is a 12-week old lab. He has not only stolen my heart, but my knitting time as well! Oh and cats are not the only animal to like yarn, by the way.

There has been some knitting action, most of it in the past couple weeks. A quick update:

Vesper Midnight Knitter Knee Socks


These babies are so close to being finished, I can taste it. Unfortunately, so is my ball of yarn, so I'm getting a little nervous. I didn't bind off the first sock, just kept it on some waste yarn, so I have a backup plan.

Birch

My first attempt using KSH and I'm finally used to it. I'm still not to the point of addiction like many knitters and knitting with it still takes me so much longer than regular yarn, but I'm taking it one step at a time. I think I'm going to have to frog, though, because my YOs are not all lined up. I'm not usually that motivated, but this is a gift for my mom and she deserves only the best. I found a chart and some helpful hints at masondixonknitting.com, so I'm feeling pretty positive about Birch v. 2.

Prairie Tunic
We started off so good together, but I, um...forgot to read the note. Ooops. This means I have to rip back some rows and start over. I was so disgusted with myself, I couldn't look at it anymore. This was a month and a half ago. I only picked it up again today. And now I have to completely reacquaint myself with the project, which is good and bad. I have to relearn the pattern, but it feels like a new project.

Rock 'n Weave STR Sock Club Socks
I'm still working on the first cuff. Linen stitch sure is pretty, though.

I see so many bloggers work on muliple projects at once and I have no idea how you all do it. I feel so torn between my projects, but more importantly I lose my place in the pattern and forget what I'm doing. With Prairie Tunic, I had that pattern DOWN! Now, I can't even tell what row to knit next. More power to all you knitters who can juggle so many projects. I think I max out at 2, maybe 3 if I'm having a super smart day. I'm gonna knock a few WIPs off the list and get back to my comfort zone.

8 comments:

vanessa said...

labs are the best! what a cutepie :-)

lobstah said...

Everything looks beautiful and glad to see you are back! I can't do more than 2 projects at a time or I lose my place and motivation too.
Miles is adorable, don't envy all the hard work you have ahead of you though :) What does Zoe think?

Veronique said...

Welcome back!
Your projects all look lovely... For the Vesper socks, did you try counting how many "stripes" are left in your tiny ball of yarn? Then you'd know if you have enough or not! Nice color for Birch, and don't worry, the rows get shorter and shorter!

Stacey said...

awwww - he is so cute! Puppies are so fun, but a lot of work too! Everything looks great - I always panic as the ball winds down....you could weigh the finished sock and see how much you need....

Elizabeth said...

welcome back, Kelly! your WIPs are lovely. looking forward to seeing those knee socks in action, in particular.

aija said...

Welcome back! Eevrything looks fabulous (incl. the newest addition to your family!) :)

Hooney said...

I love labs, they are ultra friendly - Can be a bad thing if you need protection. I am like you, only work on one project at a time. If I have two or more, one will bound to be the fav and the rest neglected.

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