Sunday, January 27, 2013

These aren't the knits you're looking for.

Yes... I was a very good girl and got R2 off the needles, as promised.

It still needs buttons, and about a hundred ends sewn in, but I'm still calling it finished. I'll pick up some buttons on payday and get the rest done, then deliver it to the little guy.

I got quite a bit of dyeing done this weekend - 24 skeins with some Continental Cat, Fat Cat and Twisted Slinky. And when I wasn't turning my hands different colours, I was knitting my hat.

I've knit like a fiend on this one, but it's still very slow going for a hat. The combination of fine yarn and 2mm needle (yep - not 2.5 or 2.75 - but 2.00!!!) make for a very slow knit. And as much as I really want to keep working on this, there's one project that's making me feel guilty about it.
The long neglected Tarnished Hero socks, I started for Dave in September! I'm still on the first one and not even to the heel. Valentine's is just around the corner, and Celtic Cast On has a sock KAL starting soon that I'd really like to get in on.

Sigh....So much to knit... so little time!


Araignee said...

I hear ya. I'm ashamed to admit that I didn't pick up a needle all weekend. R2 is adorable. Who knew astromech droids could be so cute?

WildflowerWool said...

All great projects. The sweater is soooo cute! 2mm needles wow, you are dedicated.Happy knitting!

Samantha said...

The little sweater looks great! I saw finished too. Ends Shmends. Buttons Shmuttons.

The hat is looking great. Holy cow 2mm???!! That's tiny!

Maybe Dave won't notice if there's only 1/2 a sock ... call it a leg warmer and be done. LOL

kathy b said...

wonderful sweater. Love the socks

lexa said...

Love R2! I'm such a Star Wars geek! :)