It seems like the last few months have just been bereft of knitting opportunity. We always have guests, parties, appointments, and stuff to do on the weekend, when all I want to do is knit. And all those things that I don’t do on the train, just weren’t getting done. As a result, my list of wip was growing, and growing, and I was into a pile of things that needed to be finished. Which is not my favorite.
Well, this weekend I purposely said no to everything. And I told K to say no to everything. So we basically vegged, watched/listened to the Harry Potter marathon, did some re-organization on the house, and finished projects.
I’d actually finished a Christmas Stocking on Wednesday. It had to go with my Sis to Oregon Thursday morning, so I quickly decorated, weaved in ends, and sent it. I could have used more time on the name, and I did a simple heart just to get it done. That’s what comes of procrastination. But if people want perfect they can ask someone else to knit them something, right?
So Friday I started on my list of things to finish. First was the darn linen stitch scarf. Not sure I like it. The colors, the yarn, the pattern, are all just eh. Know what I mean? Jude likes it though, so he can have it. It just feels….fuzzy. But Jude is Mr. Fashionista, so if he likes, it I feel okay about it.
Then I pulled out the baby sweater for the baby due at the end of the month. I will look for buttons now and depending on what they do for it, decide if I want to decorate with some embroidery or something. I don’t really mind sewing things together, and I cant’ figure out why I put it off until the end of time. Sigh.
Lastly, I finished The Hemlock Ring Blanket, and it’s about time. As far as finished, I mean, am done knitting it. This weekend my hubby is going out of town, so I will block the ginormous thing then. I ran out of yarn about 30 stitches from the end. I had another brown, which Jude and K couldn’t tell wasn’t the original, so I used that. I can tell though. It’s grayer. But I think I bought the yarn discontinued, so I’m not trying to get more, and frankly, I was trying to just keep knitting the blanket until I’d used it all up, so I think 30 stitches in something else is pretty good. Excellent in fact.
The last thing I did was rip out a striped cowl to use the yarn on something else. Jude knit it from Madelinetosh, and I thought it was a beauty, but he just put it away somewhere and wouldn’t get buttons for it, so I took it, and the leftover yarn and am making something stripey myself. After all, good wool should not be stuck at the back of a closet. It needs to be free.
I am making up a pattern; nothing very creative, because well, I’m not. But, I like the triangular points on the ends of shawls, but not a triangle in total. So I’m doing a scarf with points at each end, varying widths of stripes with some stockinette and some garter, and I hope it turns out great. We’ll see. I’ve made some of mistakes, but frankly, I don’t care. I think I said once before that if they want a perfect knit, they should go ask someone else to knit it for them.
Which is actually kind of funny, because at one point, I did have a rep for frogging everything at least a couple of times until I thought it was right. Hmmm…