Some new things.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

I felt like I was in a slump the other day, and so I decided that I needed to cast on some new projects to feel better. Knitting-wise that is. Finishing that knitter's project shawl was like lifting a weight, but then I felt like I didn't really want to knit anything that was in progress. I figured casting on something new would cure it and I would be able to work on the other stuff too.

So, I cast on the Honeybee stole that I've been itching to make. It's not very far in, and hard to see the detail in black, but I knew that would be the case. I really like the pattern so far, and although it seemed pretty hard at first, it's not that bad once you get the hang of it. If it weren't for the border, I could probably partially memorize it.

I also cast on for my Tangled Yoke cardigan. I've had the yarn for forever and would love to actually wear it before the weather gets too warm. It's easy knitting.
I spent a good two hours on it after a nap. Yes, that's right, nap. I lost an hour of sleep last night and had to work this morning, which meant getting up at 4:30, which of course to my body was 3:30. So I came home and passed out. I woke up as the kids were going down for a nap, and had a headache, so I took some Aleve, and sat on the couch knitting and watching The Illusionist. I thought it was a decent movie. Especially the end, which I SHOULD have suspected, and didn't. Maybe because I was still tired...yeah...that's it. The sweater is slow going on some 200 stitches but I'm enjoying it and like the yarn a bit more now that I'm working with it. I think it should soften significantly after washing. It feels a bit like Classic Elite Classic Silk.

Other than that, I'm still knitting all the usual. I pulled out an old sweater I was working on since I need the needles for my loopy DIC sweater.

Then I've been trying to spin at least a little each day. This is my lace I've been working on and it's taking forever. Pretty though.
Ok well that's it for now. My next post will be number 200, and I'm planning a little blog contest/giveaway. Nothing big, but still, who says no to free stuff? I'll be back in a day or so, when I get it all worked out with what I'm going to do and giveaway!

Until then!

3 comments:

starrgirl's world said...

Hi Hattie. I liked that movie! I didn't suspect what was going on and boy I should have! I'm looking forward to your contest - Fun Stuff! Everyone loves that!!

jenjerpeach said...

the tangled yoke is a slow knit, but it is easy, yeah it is. i was working on mine quite nicely before i got distracted by the ton of projects i've got. and your spinning made me get back to mine briefly. i've had my wheel for a year and i swear you're probably way better than me. that stuff looks awesome!

Opal said...

Ooh! The Honeybee! I'm so excited. I really want to knit that up.

And the laceweight! So pretty. I totally feel your pain though. It does take forever to spin up.

 
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