Saturday, March 18, 2006

Crazy Times

Sometimes I feel like we'll be moving forever! Seriously, though... our furniture was delivered today so now I'm about a hundred times more excited about moving all the way into our new place! Keeping my priorities straight, my yarn has already been moved. I cleaned out the stash a bit, donating some yarn, and putting some up on eBay. Once I nail down yarn storage in the new pad, I'll be able to start stash enhancement activities again, but for now it's all about minimalism.

Speaking of minimalism... I've had minimal time to work on my sock!

I turned the heel last night, and haven't been able to knit even one measly round today. Ah, well. The colors and the way they're knitting up please me, and I don't even mind the cotton so much. These socks are the perfect knitterly retreat when it seems like everything is happening at once.

Of course, I also have non-knitterly retreats:

Enjoying some delicious all-natural chicken dog treats after some strenuous (pea) fishing.

and Miss. "I don't care what you think you were about to do, I need some attention right now"

(PS: I'm going to be adding some knitting magazines to eBay tomorrow. Mostly Knitter's.)

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Much Better

Knowing that between moving and family stuff, my life is going to be pretty complicated this month, I decided to cast on for something decidedly uncomplicated.

Changing to US1 needles helped a lot. The fabric is firmer, the stitches are neater, and, perhaps best of all, no polka dots. This project is probably going to stretch on, but I'll try to find some distractions. I'm packing up the stash tonight, and I left out the yarn for the Astrakhan Cardigan. You know, just in case.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006


If you'll forgive kind of shoddy picture quality (I had to catch the last shreds of daylight), I'll go ahead and post the pictures of my freshly finished Rogue!

Project Specs: Pattern: Rogue, by Jenna Wilson
Yarn: Elann's Peruvian Collection Highland Wool, a little less than 14 skeins

Wanna see another shot of the hood?

I can't believe that I started this sweater in September! No wonder I feel like I've been working on it forever! The pattern is fun, so I do plan to make another someday, though only after I knit down my stash a little bit. I don't have any yarn at present that I'd like to use. I would love to see this sweater in Peace Fleece (especially if it were hanging in my closet). As for the yarn, I like it. I'm not scrambling to pick up more, but it was very nice to knit. It felt soft under my fingers, and behaved very well. Zero splitting, tangling or pilling. The finished sweater still makes me feel a little itchy, but hell, everything does. I'm just cursed like that.

I went to take pictures of the pre-felted hat I made, but when I picked it up I realized I haven't woven in the ends yet. So I'll do that tonight, and you'll have pictures soon.