UFO month was semi-successful. I got several things done that had been gathering dust for a loooong time. I've got a quilt that needs the quilting part finished. I've got an afghan that's 1/3 complete. Anything else has either been tossed out or is sitting in maybe I'll frog it pile. The thing that came clear to me is that I need to start things and finish them before picking up something else. It's knitter's ADD. Among the things I've started in the last month and fully intend to finish are two (unrelated) mittens, a sweater, and a sock. Probably two socks. I'm starting Wooly Wormhead hat KAL tomorrow. Still I'm petting this Shiny skein and wondering what I could make with it. Hopeless.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Sunday, October 28, 2012
I've not bought any more yarn since the blue stuff a few days ago. Fabric's another story. Spoonflower is having a 2 for 1 fat quarter sale through Halloween. There were some Doctor Who themed fabrics I hadn't seen before, so I gave in and got four. I know I'll use them eventually so it wasn't that indulgent.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
I didn't see the pictures together until I previewed this post. What a match!
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Friday, October 19, 2012
My lack of discipline has extended itself to my works in progress. When I found out that those last two pair of Cookie A socks don't have to be done until mid-December, I dropped them like they were hot. (groan) I picked up the sweater I started a couple of days ago. It starts with this psycho ribbing where you do a right twist then a left twist. I can do the right twist without a cable needle but not the left twist. Three hundred and sixty tiny little twisted stitches. I'm not doing three inches of this. Two is plenty. I think I'm about three rows away from being done. Arrrrrgh!
P.S. If you're on Twitter, follow KnittingRyanG for some giggles. Ryan's your imaginary boyfriend that's super supportive of all fiber activities. Since you can't be at Rhinebeck, he's invented a fun event called Ryanbeck. People are starting to play along and it is funny.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The chances of winning are probably not on my side, but there's no harm in trying. I was going to knit them anyway, so what the heck.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Thursday, October 11, 2012
I visited one of my Local Yarn Stores the other day. I ended up spending more than I intended but I did have a coupon. It was more than I intended minus 10% so that's one good thing.
I neglected to bring my reading glasses with me. This is a mistake I'll be unlikely to repeat. I picked up a couple of balls of pretty pink/lavender/green yarn in a wool-silk blend. I didn't note the price until I got home. Yikes! I picked out a shawlette pattern based on the yardage I bought. This turned out to be a mistake, too. At least it wasn't my mistake. According to the pattern, I should've had more than enough to finish. I ended up 15 rows short. That's 15 of the longest rows. I think I'll frog it and make the hat I was considering in the first place.
The other purchase was yarn to redo the back of a vest (one of the UFOs). I brought some yarn back from Ireland a long time ago. There was enough to do the front of a vest. I knit the back with yarn that I've been pretending was a close enough match. It isn't close enough so I'm doing it over. I looked at every green yarn in the entire store. I told myself all I had to do was match the color. As long as the yarn wasn't bulky or thicker, I'd find a way to work with it. I found one yarn that matched. Of course it was bulky, but I think I can make it work.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Monday, October 8, 2012
Three more projects need supplies to finish them. Tomorrow I'll shop for them.
That leaves the sheep sweater (in deep hibernation), the Tardis afghan, and the mittens kit. I'm one thumb from being halfway through the kit. The current plan is to alternate between the afghan, mittens, and the other projects. We'll see how long this plan lasts.
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Friday, October 5, 2012
Thursday, October 4, 2012
I'm starting to see why I have so many UFOs. Many of them have one thing wrong with them but I like the rest so I don't want to toss them out. Will I do the tiny piece or cross-stitch or finish quilting a small quilt? Will I hand-felt the bunny slippers or repair the Monty Python killer bunny slippers? Stay tuned.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Today I went through the bag of UFOs. I think there's a bag, a bucket, and a shelf dedicated to things that need finishing or want starting. I decided I didn't want to do a project that involved dyeing a tshirt. The elements of that project have been put in other places.
Secret project #1 is complete. The knitting part is complete to be more accurate. Secret project #2 has been started. I think I'll go block secret project #1.
Monday, October 1, 2012
Six Sock September turned into Five. The last pair, Wanderlust, are still damp but I took their picture anyway. They came from the first issue of The Sock Report. If I hiked, they'd be perfect. The heels and toes are done double-thick.
I knew I'd be casting on something new and not already queued before the month was out. I didn't think it would be this soon. I've got two secret projects that jumped to the top of the queue. They are both fairly quick and I'm making them with stash yarn. I can't say any more because there's an outside chance the recipient might come by here.