Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Multiplying projects

Here I sit, innocently working away on my Master Knitting project, teaching my children, learning about poetry right along with them, editing (on page 196 of 420!) and what does my knitting basket do? It acquires more projects!My camera batteries are getting weak, which results in fuzzy photos, but a fuzzy picture is better than no picture, so here goes! In the top of my basket (for photos only) is a little cable, the start of http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter03/PATTcoronet.html . I've added it to my basket so that when the WTKnitters group gets started on the February Learn-along, learning provisional cast-on, cable, kitchner, picking up stitches along and edge, and how to work with dpns, I will have a clue as to what the pattern is all about.Next in the basket is a semi-finished object, a simple hat in k4 p4 ribbing using one skein of Noro Kureyon. Unfortunately, it's a bit loose and a bit short (owing to my desire to finish the hat and see if it was long enough, as opposed to knit the hat to specifications and run out of yarn. I will have the recipient try it on for size, and either get a new skein and rip to the decrease point (a whopping 9 rows) or else rip the whole thing and knit it with 8 less stitches, thus getting enough yarn for the extra length. It is loose, so this is a definite option.
And on the bottom of my photogenic basket is The Sweater. It's moving right along, and either today or tomorrow I need to carve out some serious Design Time in order to plot what will happen to it above the armholes, which are in just a few flecks away. I'm not sure it's possible, but it seems that I may finish the sweater before March.The piece of paper in my basket is a reminder that Friday is Stash Clean-up Day (according to the Knitter's Review 2006 Calendar) and that my daughter and I are going to knit dishcloths out of stash yarn to commemorate the event. The coronet yarn comes from my stash as well, which means that half of my projects on the needle come from stash yarns! Is anyone else destashing this week?

1 comment:

Olive Oyl/Pensguys said...

Well, I'm not doing it this week, but I finally found a good use for the Lamb's Pride Bulky that is awaiting in my stash. I'm going to make a buttonhole bag....one day! LOL