Monday, July 27, 2009

Long year!

Can't believe it's the end of July already! I don't even know where to begin on the things I've finished. So I won't. All of them are on Ravelry, though!

I've got severe startitus. SEVERE. I have 3 projects going. My Lacey Stockings are gorgeous, but slow going as they're severely complicated lace. I've made my way 1/2 up the foot and am taking a break from them before I mess them up. I really really enjoy the knitting, though. The charts are a bit scary, but I really like following them (though I'm only on Chart #1, we'll see how I feel about it once I'm on the dreaded Chart #4). I'm knitting them with my friend, Margaret, who is just in love with them and determined to knit them as they're part of her hubby's fetish. She's struggling, so we're going to work on the together. I think I'm going to knit 2 feet, then move on, I'm fairly comfortable (though cautiously so) with the foot, as it took me 3 times to get through the toe, so I thought it might be safe to keep with that frame of thought. I've also given into a lifeline as I fear ripping them out in entirety. There's just too much work required to rip them out completely and I'm not good at ripping back on DPNs.

Project #2 is Ruth's Babytop. I love it. I am getting a bit bored by the 2x2 ribbing, but I've only got 1/2 of the back left and then the neckline (which is like, 4 rows, so it'll go quick). Plus the fact that it's no brainer knitting. K2, P2, K2, P2 across with the exception of the garter row on either side. Can't wait to have a little person to put this on!!! Not to mention the fact that it's stash busting in case we move home in December. A top is easier to pack then a ball of yarn.

Project #3 was supposed to be for Theresa, but after literally 4 different patterns and 2 attempts at each, I frogged it all and am making a cardi for me out the wool. I will end up making you something, my dearest friend, but apparently it wasn't in the cards for this yarn. I found a cardi in a magazine that I love and have just enough to make the size that SHOULD fit me, but we'll see. I've yet to make anything that SHOULD do something and have it turn out. Even when I get gauge.

I need to start on Christmas presents as I have a gazillion to do this year and have 4 1/2 months to get them done. I'm very concerned that I won't have enough time, but we'll see. Some of them should only take an evening. Plus the fact that I have several presents to churn out in the meantime. Plus I really need to finish Matty's Christmas pres from last year. Poor guy.

Well, I'm off. Precious hazel snuggling time is wasting away!!!