Sunday, November 11, 2007

How time fly's-- Part 1

when you work, your computer crashes, try to sleep, go to doctors to help you sleep and join Raverly. So I'll catch you up in reverse order.
Raverly...got my finished projects entered. Looks like the only thing I knit all year are socks! But not so, I have 15 bags felted and waiting for linings and final details. That is the part I hate. Then onto the stash. Got some up and took pictures of others. That is when I realized that so many were only 1 or two skeins. Most of these I purchased with the intent to add into my felted bags. You see, because I love the process of knitting I decided that all I would ever make were bags. That was before I knit a pair of socks. That was before...you get the idea.
So now I'm looking at all these toofers an
d realize that the holidays are approaching way too fast. Hanukkah starts early this year 12/5!!
So I searched through all my knitting books to find quick projects that would only need one skein. The first one started out as the the convertible mittens using the "Knit this" kit I picked up for $15.00 at Tuesday Morning. Finished one "under mitten". OK so far. Only one way I can say this but the yarn they supply while pretty in color is real crap. I tossed all the yarn. I have never done this before but it was the only place for it. But the pattern was easy. So I started another pair using a skein of Uruguay DK in color 09, Maroon. Thanks to finding a this correction I was able to make the pair in one night.I purchased both skeins in a grab bag from In Stitches, my LYS. I paid $12.50 for 5 skeins of yarn. I could never pay $24.00 for 110 yds. That just couldn't be correct. All I need to do now is add some decorations to both pair. I am setting aside the 4 day Thanksgiving weekend to finish up projects.
Next I did some scarfs using a skein of LB Thick & Quick in moss stitch and two skeins of Araucania Nature Wool one in basketweave and the other using crisscross stitch. All are great for idiot proof knitting. All took 1 or two evenings to knit. See a pattern here. I have 5 gifts almost completed.
OK, part 1 done. Now to clean the house for a few hours.

3 comments:

Alaina said...

Thanks for your comments about my socks.

Yes, I highly recommend that book...easy to follow, pictures and additional sock patterns...what more could one ask for? Well, maybe a beach somewhere warm and unlimited knitting...we can all dream, can't we?

Love the mitts and the scarf...I think I am going to try knitting two mitts at the same time on two circs....

Happy knitting ;)

Rachel said...

nice to see you in blogland again...cool projects you've been working on! I'll have to try and find you in Ravelry :)

Knitcrazy said...

I love your criss cross stitch... I'll have to look that one up ..
Love the cat peeking thru the plants !!!