DietchGirl Knits

A journal of my knitting projects, yarn stash and anything else I can think of ...

Sunday, March 26, 2006

I Know, I Know...

Still here, knitting whenever I get a chance.

I finished the back of the FCEK cardigan, now I'm working on the sleeves. I'm saving the front pieces for last since I'll need to keep track of both cables and stitch patterns. Right now there's enough work and personal stuff going on that I need easy, relatively mindless knitting projects.

I've also started working on my first lace shawl! The pattern is from Nancie Wiseman's "Knitted Shawls, Stoles and Scarves" and I'm using Blue Heron Rayon Metallic (not sure about the colorway since the yarn was untagged, I think it's either Deep Copper or Parrot):

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Sunday, March 05, 2006

Started Another One

The running joke in my household is that I do far more knitting than finishing. I love to knit, I hate finishing. Coach T is still waiting for his sweaters from the last two Christmas' (We won't talk about the "Curse of the Love Sweater"). I actually sewed a sleeve in one of them last week. Who knows, maybe I'll sew in the other sleeve sometime this year.

With all the UFO's around here, is it any surprise that I've started yet another project? The new FCEK has an adorable twinset in it that I must have. I dug out some Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in Silver Plum (which appears to be discontinued) from the stash and cast on for the cardigan.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Post Knitting Olympics Funk

I've got the gold, and now I'm in a slump. I haven't knit anything but swatches in the past few days. I have plenty of UFO's but nothing is inspiring me. I have enough yarn to open my own shop and plenty of patterns on my "to do" and "redo" list like Rogue, this cute Dawn Brocco design, The Somewhat Cowl and the "Short and Sweet" shrug from SnB The Happy Hooker (I barely crochet) but something is missing.

Maybe I should take Coach T's advice and go read a book.