Friday, March 30, 2007

I See Wool !

This cute guy is at one of my daily stops. Every time I see him, all I see is wool. You all know what I mean. We knitter's look beyond what is obviously in front of us and visualize what could be.....hmmm. "What I could do with all that fiber" As I place the mail in the box, he just continues to eat the grass and takes an occasional moment to pose for the camera.


Wow, it's been awhile since my last post. I have been so busy with work, knitting and trying to get used to this time change. My mind was ready for it but not my body. Every year about this time I get so excited about spring and the time change. But this year since it came 3 weeks early it was a shock to the body. Yesterday was a beautiful spring day. I wore my shorts to work....YEA ! I'm not one of those Letter Carriers that seems to think its warm enough all year long to wear shorts in the winter. Nope! Not me. Long pants and thermals until spring has sprung. I think it has sprung....(another) YEA!

Okay, it's time for the update on all the UFO's and FO's

I had to frog the tank top. It was entirely too too big for me. I need to learn how to size myself. If anyone knows of any good tutorials or has any good advise, PLEASE clue me in.

I finished the Lacy Trellis socks, 1 Basketweave sock done, 1 1/2 Lombard socks done.



Lacy Trellis were knit with STR "Citrine"
Basketweave's are knit with Trekking XXL "100"
Lombard Street are knit with Lorna's Lace


I started my Clapotis (from Knitty.com) with some yarn from my stash.

Boy, did I get rid of most of my stash. I gave 1 shopping bag full each to 2 of my girlfriends that have a young daughter and niece that knit. I also gave 2 large garbage bags full to Michael's (DBF) son's school that has a knitting program. Now I'm trying to knit from my stash. If that isn't difficult. I'm also trying to finish UFO's before starting new projects. Yeah, right !

I also discovered Felting. I love it. I've been making bags. I've only done 3 but I'm on a roll.





All were done with Lamb's Pride or Noro Kureyon with Cascade 220.

This last photo is pre-felt.

I also started making stitch markers. I used to make beaded jewelery years ago and decided to put my bead stash to good use.




For the future I plan on knitting another pair of "Monkey" Socks with Lisa Souza's "Violet's Pink Ribbon" and I am going to try some Tofutsie's with the "Tidal Wave" Sock pattern by Deby Lake.



Until next time, hopefully, I can keep up with posting better and it won't be so long in between posts. See you soon.

KNIT ON !

1 comment:

Jill said...

Yay! stitch markers! Those are really cool.