With all of this talk about dyeing yarn I have barely spoken about any knitting. Currently I am working on 4 different projects. A little here, a little there and before I know it, I will be all finished. Every night after I get done dyeing I finally sit down for a little R&R. Knitting is SO relaxing to me. It clears my head and sets my ‘worries’ free. Well at least for the time while I am knitting. Recently I have discovered that if I am working on something that is straight up knitting (no switching stitches or counting) that I can read WHILE knitting. How cool is that?!?! The only problem I run into with that is being able to hold the book without it closing. I usually prop something up on the pages to keep it open.
I am still working on Rusted Root. If I am able to commit two four hours of non-stop knitting to this, I should be able to wrap it up.
Still working on this other sweater that I originally thought would be my own design. After realizing that I did not want to commit the time or effort to doing this I decided on a pattern, Glee. OMG is this pattern B-O-R-I-N-G. While I know the finished product will be great, I am still having a hard time working on it. I am almost to the point where I put the arms on scrap yarn (raglan /top-down style). Should I continue or figure out a new pattern?
This past weekend I casted on another bag, Aho by Berroco. I really love their patterns. Super easy to follow and very satisfying in terms of keeping me busy. This is a long overdue b-day present for one of my oldest (and bestest) friends. We have known each other since we were 14! I need to find a killer fabric for the lining. I have been to a couple of local stores and haven’t found a darn thing. Any suggestions?
I guess technically I only have 3 projects on the needles (well ‘active’ projects – the hibernated ones are a story for another day). I do however have the yarn all wound up and ready to go for the February Lady Sweater (YAY) for my Mother in law. I hope to start this very soon. This is going to be her birthday present from me this year. I hope she likes it!!
Alright, FABRIC IDEAS. I need some help people. I love retro prints!! Also, I need a super duper cool button for the front flap.