Saturday, January 14, 2006

Hat done, new projects begun!

Tah-dah! The cable hat is finished, and I even kept coherent enough notes that I was able to reconstruct the pattern from them. It took a draft or two, but the pattern is written, and just needs a bit of i-dotting and t-crossing before I will put it in its page protector, ready for submission.

Since the hat is finished, and I've done sufficient swatching for my sweater, I of course had to begin another project to while away the time while my sweater yarn is in transit. I decided against washcloths, and am working on the Embossed Leaf Socks from Interweave Knits Winter 2005. I'm using Rowan 4-ply wool on size 3 needles (instead of Koigu on size 2) and I like them very much. I hope to finish sock #1 today, and get started with sock #2. It has the oddest tubular cast on I've ever seen. So odd that I wonder why it's called tubular.

Proofs of the next workbook arrived today, so I'll be beginning the proofing process after I finsh off the rest of today's to-do list. And as well as proofing, I will be constructing an answer key. I will have plenty of things to do in the next few weeks, giving me lots of practice in using my time wisely and well.

Goals for this week: Finish sock. Start sweater. Use up one ball of black yarn. Proof 200 pages of workbook. Keep up with Bible Study. Get caught up on writing letters to friends (a letter a day will do it!) and make a doctor appointment. (Oh, and homeschool, sleep, eat, clean house, and practice piano too. Lots of room for time management. And that doesn't count e-mail.)


Anonymous said...

Love the hat Carolyn! I get overwhelmed just reading about your schedule and what you have to do! I'm amazed at how you get it all done.

Suzanne from WTKnitters

Denise said...

The hat is beautiful, Carolyn. You did an awesome job. And I love those socks from the winter issue of Interweave Knits. So pretty.