Wednesday, March 8, 2017
As of today, Sewing Weekend is exactly 8 weeks and one day away!
My favorites!! The Midwest Ya-Ya Sisters will be there Thursday evening. New patterns! New ideas! New jokes? Maybe, maybe not... but they're always fun to watch.
You can ride the yellow buses. I wonder if Sparky will be back as bus monitor.
Hey, I'm just sayin'...
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
In February I completely lost my mind and signed up for a Knit Along (KAL) at a local yarn store. I got off to a good start at the cast on party, and continued for several days. The weekend after the party I had made good enough progress that I was at the point of separating the body from the sleeves:
|The KAL Agnes sweater a week after|
the knit along started. I love the color.
|Putting the sleeve|
stitches on waste yarn.
I've now gotten one sleeve completely done. Yes, I did knit the entire body of the sweater, down to the bottom ribbing!! I apologize for not having a more recent photo. The light is not good at 10 p.m. in my living room. That's the time I usually fall asleep with the knitting in my lap.
At least I'm beyond the point where I faltered on the last sweater I started for myself. That one has NO sleeves even started.
I seem to be able to finish a baby sweater, or a kids sweater just fine. I think my problem has to do with my yarn addiction. I can't help thinking about the NEXT project any more than I can help thinking about the next quilt when I'm kitting or sewing. :-(
How can you not when things like this are just waiting for you to get your hands on them??
I got a new delivery last week, some luscious pale pink bulky yarn, 100% wool, and I'm looking forward to getting the green sweater done so I can begin a pink one.
Or maybe it will be a vest. <sigh> I'm still thinking.