I know that some of you know what I mean.
Here's my current list in process, in no particular order...
- Knitting my green lace sweater - I'm down to sleeves only!
- Knitting socks for my oldest granddaughter. One is done. The second one is cast on.
- Planning and executing a masculine quilt for a charity request for church
- Layering and quilting a small charity quilt for my LQG
- Planning and executing a portion of a quilt for our vacancy pastor
- Making a chair cushion for my office chair
- Making a cushion for the cat seat in my front window
- Knitting a pair of socks for myself
- Sorting and organizing the church quilt patterns
- Knitting various doll items...
- You get the drift --
Enter the Knit Along...
My local yarn shop advertised a simple sweater Knit Along (KAL) starting yesterday. Lord help me, I didn't NEED another project but then we know need never enters into things when something shiny
and distracting comes along.
I do love this shop! I appreciate it so much more lately, because one of the two other shops within driving distance of my house closed last year.
Coincidentally the sample sweater was in Boreal. So I know it's going to be luscious.
The yarn is a bulky weight and we're working on a No. 11 (fairly large) needle. At the cast-on party, I resisted drinking the wine and eating the snacks and just cast on. I had too long a cord on my circulars but managed to do a fair imitation of the Magic Loop with what I had in my knitting bag.
After two inches of neck ribbing, I started the body of the sweater and actually had several rows of increasing for the raglan sleeves done when I left after an hour and 45 minutes, so I am hopeful that this one will be actually finished some time soon! (Wish me luck.)
When I got home I knit a few more rows while watching the news, but I'm thinking I might frog stitch back to the ribbing because I'm not fond of the appearance of the increases I'm using. Maybe I'm doing something wrong because I'm making holes. Not good!!
I also didn't remember to take a photo of what I'd done thus far, but since I'm tearing it back, there's time to do that.
Additionally, I could not resist a few other skeins while I was at Cream City. I did get a free cowl pattern with one of my choices, and I bought some very cool navy/white sock yarn.
With the nine skeins for the sweater, plus the rest of my purchases I think I added a couple thousand yards to my stash.
|Just kidding!! Not mine, a random internet photo...|