Wednesday, July 23, 2008

I know what you’re thinking

“Have you been working on any projects involving yarn?”

Why, yes I have!

Lunchtime knitting has revolved around the Lace Ribbon scarf. It’s very long. I’ve used up one skein of DIC Smooshy and joined the second skein about 2-3 inches down. Which in real time is about one and a half lunch times (may not be a full hour depending on whether or not I need to eat or can wait till I’m back at my desk for lunch).

I think this is my favorite yarn of all time. Not just because the yarn is yummy but the colorway is so magnificent. I hope I can get the camera to do it justice. I know the pic is blurry but it represented the colors the best.

I have been working on the DN’s Big Boy Blankets when hot flashes permit. Some days it’s too damn hot, even with the a/c on, to have a blanket in your lap. I’ll spare you the photos but I can hold them up comfortably and when laid out on my lap will reach just about to my ankles. So I’ve got about 3 feet done on each? I’ll spare you the same ole photos and wait till they’re finished for the final photo shoot.

I am having ISSUES with my Seascape shawl. I’ve resorted to life lines and I haven’t even finished the first TWO ROWS of the main pattern section. It’s KICKING MY ASS! In order to get my head around this pattern, I need some motivation and some quiet time. So I went ahead and joined the Ravelympics to see if I can get help/motivation/moral support/chocolate/wine (heh) from my team. Since this is a project I decided to knit for the Loopy Groupie DIC Baby KAL, I’ve joined the Loopy Groupie team and am knitting in the Lace Weight Javelin event. Wish me luck.

Then there is this little do-dad.

It all started with an idea for a long term project with left over sock yarn*. Then I found some Patons Grace in my stash and started monkeying around with some patterns from this book and thought I’d practice joining as I went (article from Interweave crochet) for the long term sock yarn project and I just kept on going and going and going. I’m not sure what I think of it yet.

I know I need another color in there but what I have doesn’t really go with the colors I’ve used. Not to mention I don’t want any of the motifs touching another motif of the same color. So I think I need a 4th color. I thought maybe yellow and decided I’d stop at Michael’s on the way home yesterday for a couple of skeins. They don’t have yellow at Michael’s. I look on line and they have a color called “Ginger” that I think would work out great, so I may have to go searching for it at AC Moore.

Some times I hate my Michaels.

But they did have something that stopped me dead in my tracks. You’ll just have to wait till Friday to see that little gem.

Oh, and while we’re talking about WIP’s, let me give you a little Fitness-A-Long update. I’m a work in progress right? I went out and got me a fancy scale with numbers on it I can actually read. I weigh myself every two weeks and so far I’ve lost just under 10 lbs in 6 weeks. Yeah I know it’s really slow, but it’s weight that’s no longer on ME so I’m happy about that.

*If you have any left over bits of sock yarn you don't know what to do with and are willing to part with them, PM me over on Ravelry. I'd be glad to take them off your hands! My Ravelry ID is Buttercup.

1 comment:

Bezzie said...

Slow and steady wins the race right? Holy crap your Lace Ribbon scarf is huge now!! NIce!