Sunday, June 1, 2008


Well the last couple of weeks have been pretty busy, plenty of progress and today was especially productive.

First... I completed the back of Dad's Christmas sweater. I was a little worried I didn't buy enough yarn - it calls for 8 balls, I bought 11 - but they have less metreage than the yarn used in the pattern. However, I only used 2 and 1/2 balls for the back so I should be okay.
I'm resisting the almost overpowering urge to cast on the front because I should be working on stuff for Vineyard Alpacas... and I have been... yesterday while watching the Golden Compass, I finished up the first half of the shrug I'm designing.
You'll probably remember this from a recent post. It was going to be a wrap.. but I got bored with the feather and fan and decided to design a shrug instead.

I also cast on a shawl, which I think will knit up fairly quick, though I'll have to get a 4.5 mm round needle soon. I'll post pics as soon as it's big enough for the round needle.
Today the History Channel so obligingly ran a whole day of shows about battleships... that meant Dave spent the entire day (11 am - 9 pm) on the couch and wanting absolutely nothing to do with me. While I should probably be insulted, it was kind of nice... the weekends are the only time we have together, so I never get much done around the house.
Today however, I got the basement cleaned (kitty litter was tracked ALL over the place) as well as my studio.
The studio was a nightmare. For the last few weeks, I've just sorta shoved stuffed in and shut the door. It's once again tidy, and I even got a few projects I've been wanting to finish done....
I got some great new charms for bookmarks. They'll be up on Etsy later this week, but if you see one you like let me know (they are $10 each). Here are some close ups...

This last little dragon is the only one I didn't get finished. I haven't decided what beads I want ot use with him.

And as much work as I did get done.. I still have more to do... Rocky... the "helpful" little scamp....

decided his contribution would be to knock some of my beads all over the floor... after all the cleaning I did (in between cooking lunch and dinner and doing laundry) I didn't have the heart to sort them out.... they just got thrown willy-nilly into the boxa task for another day.... *sigh*


Samantha said...

Feather and fan IS boring. The shrug looks interesting. I'm excited to see how it turns out. The sweater looks great. I like the orange bookmark. I also like the one with the purple beads and the dragon. Very nice. :)

Rhonda said...

Bookmarks look great! Bad Rocky. Glad he's your bad boy and not mine.