Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Tournament 2 Round 3

Tournament 2 Round 3 by Paula knits
Tournament 2 Round 3, a photo by Paula knits on Flickr.

Done! Well, if you don't count the epic Tardis afghan, that is. There's a donation to Pine Ridge, a scarf, a shawlette, a bunch of handspun, a pair of socks (not pictured), four catnip Daleks and a sonic screwdriver (looks like a black blob in this picture).

I'm feeling a bit better about things and am considering playing in the next tournament. Or maybe it's just the coffee buzz talking.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Grab-and-go Project

As a sock yarn addict, I have a lot of leftovers. The place where I've been keeping it is full. I happened upon The Beekeeper's Quilt by Tiny Owl Knits recently. It looks like this will take care of the leftovers plus give me a grab-and-go project. It consists of many little knitted hexagons. The pattern has you stuff each one with fiberfill or something like it. I think that will result in something too heavy to be practical for me, so I'm leaving the stuffing out. It won't be quite as cute, but I think it will still work. The hexagons are sewn together to form the blankie. Since it'll probably be a year before I get enough to do that, I'm not going to think about it now.

I've got a knitted jacket made from Koigu that was an epic fail. I knit it once and it was too big (yeah, even on me). I took it apart and knit it again. It was still a little big and looked horrible on me. I put it someplace where I wouldn't have to look at it. If I can remember where it is, it will be a great source of yarn for this. I can't throw away that much Koigu.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Halfway through round 3

and things have been not so great. I got sick last week which kept me away from here and away from knitting. When I got back to the epic Tardis afghan, I found a major mistake. I don't know how I missed it but there it was. It took two days of frogging to reach it. It is back on track, but it is looking very unlikely that I'll hit the halfway point by the end of the tournament. I knew it would be tough to finish in three months, just not how tough.

Team Tardis finished round 2 in third place. We'd been first every other time. Hardly anyone seems to care, so I'm not going to let my epic fail on the epic afghan bother me any more.

I'm considering not playing in the next tournament. There are a bunch of things that I want to make that can't easily be used for challenges. I've got three pair of Cookie A club socks that I want to do. I want to try out Cat Bordhi's Sweet Tomato heel. I want to knit a baby sock monkey. And I want to work on that afghan without having to work on it.