Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A little less blob, a little more shawl

We got word today that the title to the property is clear and we are set to close on March 4th. Yea! That's good news. There is still a lot of work to be done and I am not looking forward to the part before we move the house. I do rather look forward to the landscaping portion after we get moved.

I have made some progress on my Wildfoote socks and I still really like the yarn. I'm looking forward to wearing these and hop that they remain mine and don't make an unexpected trip home with the granddaughter.

I've made a little progress on my Blueberry Pi and it's a little less blob-like now. There is actually enough done to make it lay out a little bit and show a little of the pattern.

I do have some ladders in it that I'm hoping will even out in the washing afterwards. They are less and less obvious as I go along, mostly I think, because there are more stitches to be spread around on the needles and a little more to hold on to as I knit. I think blocking will be my friend on this one. If you look right where my finger is pointing in the picture you can see one of those ladders. Probably only I would ever notice it in the final product and I think that even I won't notice it later.

I've also made a little progress on the second pair of the Regia socks. These little ankle socks will be done before I get home from Dallas.

I spent part of yesterday with my LK150 set up and made a couple of hats for our church's homeless mission. I didn't take pictures of them because I use the same pattern every time and only vary the yarn. I'm using some Caron One Pound this time around. There is nothing special about it except for the amount of yarn you get for the price and that makes me able to afford to make more hats than I otherwise would. I have a commitment for 12 hats this year for my Mission Possible 2011 goal and have now got two of those done except for the seaming.
The Blueberry Pi shawl is also on that list as are the Wildfoote socks. Did I post my list here? I can't remember. Oh well, here it is...
  1. Twelve hats for MT25
  2. Knitted t-shirt
  3. Scrap Afghan (wip … less than half)(completed Jan 26)
  4. 10 stitch Afghan (wip … way less than one quarter done.)
  5. two woven scarves for granddaughters
  6. socks
  7. socks
  8. fingerless mitts
  9. fingerless mitts
  10. Pi shawl
  11. TBD (to be decided)
  12. Something with my handspun I have scarves promised to my granddaughters and the yarn already chosen. I’m not sure if I’m making patterned socks or not. I am thinking of a Cookie A pair. I also need to weave the curtains for my craft room and find an awesome pattern for my handspun as soon as it is finished and I know what gauge it is. There is lots of spinning to be finished here too in the next year. I want to try to get my stash down to about half of what it is now. The twelve hats for MT25 is a yearly promise that I usually try to surpass. I see this list changing during the year.
I am making some progress on that list by working on my 11 minutes a day commitment. I still need to do some fiber work today. I plan to spin a little, knit on the shawl a little, and maybe make a trip to a local yarn store here. I really don't need to go there, but I might anyway. They had fiber for spinning the last time I was in. That spinning thing was a slippery slope.
I will be glad to get home and get the house moved and settled so that I can do some weaving too. I know my loom is getting lonely there by itself.
Did you notice that I am thinking about a trip to the yarn store and right there on my Mission Possible list is an idea to get my stash down to about half of what it is now? I see trouble brewing.

1 comment:

isrbrown said...

I love visiting yarn shops every where I go. Definitely not a help to the yarn diet but I always find something unique. This is usually what I go for.
I hope you got something neat. :D