Friday, March 27, 2009

Mystery Knitting

The mystery project has begun! I CO late Wednesday evening, and have knit until my fingers have begun feeling sore. I'm being careful and taking proper breaks so I continue making good progress on the project, but still giving my fingers the rest they need so they don't get painful. I am really enjoying the pattern. It's a fun knit that looks MUCH more complicated than it really is. The yarn....ooooohhhh....the yarn is very pretty, with beautiful stitch definition, and it feels like velvet sliding through my fingers.....yummmmmmm. I will definitely be buying some for myself soon. 

As for Vivian, I worked hard on it before I started the mystery project. I have the body of the sweater set aside and made it to about the half way point of the first sleeve before I had to put it away to concentrate on the mystery project. I'm looking forward to getting back to Vivian after the mystery project is finished.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Have you ever wanted to write something, but when it comes time to get it on paper (or the screen, in this case), you find that you can't translate it from thoughts into words? I've been experiencing that for a while now, it's quite frustrating. My brain has turned to

As far as knitting goes, I'm going to be starting a mystery project soon. So, while that's going on, there probably wont be many blog updates. As soon as I can get started on that, it will be my only project until it's finished, and I can't really blog about it. I'm going to be monogamous for a few weeks, what a novel notion for When I can blog about it, you can bet your ass I will. I'm really excited about this project, and I can't wait until I can start on it.

Since my last blog update, I have finished the knitting for Egeblad. It still needs a good blocking (my favorite part of knitting lace), but it's still pretty. It's the size of a large doily, and I'm going to put it aside until my Mom's birthday and give it to her.

I have also been working on Vivian. I'm about 11 inches into it now and loving every stitch. I love the pattern and I am in love with the yarn I'm using. I'm using Cascade eco + and it's just YUMMY, and it has fantastic stitch definition, too. I am going to try to get as much of Vivian finished as I can before I start my mystery project.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

I'm still alive!

Sorry it's been over a month since I've updated my blog. I've been both busy and slacking off.

Since my last update, I finished my Leyburn socks. I love the way they turned out, but they have re-reinforced to me the fact that short row heels just don't fit me right. I've known this little bit of information for a while now, but every now and then I'll make another pair of socks with short row heels hoping that this time it'll be different. Eternal optimist. yeah. that's me.

Details on the socks. The pattern is : Leyburn Socks by MintyFresh. Yarn: I used BMFA STR lightweight in the color Socktopus. I'm pretty sure that color has been discontinued.

I've also cast-on some new projects. I've started Vivian with some mauve Cascade Eco +, and I've been working on Egeblad with some white size 10 crochet thread. I'm only about 5 inches into Vivian, and I am LOVING the cables. The pattern is not only beautiful, but is also very well written. Egeblad is perfect for a quick and easy lace project. I have about 5 rows left to knit, and it's looking great. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with Egeblad when it's finished, but I saw the pattern and just wanted to knit it. I might just put it in a box and wait and give it to my Mom for her birthday in October.

okay. Now back to the slacking off. :p