Actually, that would be TWO finished objects!
I’ve been a little stressed out lately, and work has been above and beyond chaotic. So finding time to knit has been almost nill. I just keep telling myself … NINE MORE DAYS and I’ll be in New York, heading to W.O.O.L later that week. I need a long weekend of knitting on the lake quite badly. I need to see one of my dearest friends (Tina), eat sushi, and laugh my ass off with no worries. I need no call bells, no rumors of more layoffs, and no stress. I need time to myself, to take care of myself.
So, in the mean time … as I said above, I have two projects to share.
- Project : “Third Time Is A Charm” Sweater
- Pattern: February Lady Sweater by Pamela Wynne
- Made For: Me!
- Yarn : Cascade 220 Wool
Ok … sigh. I don’t know if I’m happy with it or not. I’m still learning how to knit a sweater for myself and have it fit correctly. I will never understand why I can knit delicate lace but really strike out when knitting a sweater. I understand gauge, ease, etc … but it always thwarts me. All in all, this wasn’t too trying and I think the final product fit okay. NOT well, but okay.
- Project : “July Socks”
- Pattern : Friday Harbor Socks by Nancy Bush
- Made for : Me
- Yarn: Cascade Heritage Paints in “Londonberry”
Ok … this was another pattern that wasn’t too kind to me. I had the cuff and leg of the first sock done and was loving it, that is, until I slipped it on. TOO TIGHT! At this point, very upset and slightly disgusted, I found a forum on Ravlery where, it just so happened, many other knitters had experienced the same thing that I did. So, after a few modifications (casting on more stitches, rib the cuff, etc,) I finally had a great fitting pair of socks. And the yarn – I LOVE the yarn. This was a Christmas present from my Hubby last year. It was wonderful to knit with.
So, what’s next? Well, I’m hoping to get a quick pair of house socks finished in time for Friday, for a patient and friend of mine. I have about two more repeats to go on the shawl I’m making to take on the trip to New Orleans. I may use the time at W.O.O.L to finish up a few things, such as the Civil War Shawl. Ah … a week of knitting. I seriously can’t fucking wait – I’m so beside myself with excitement!!!!