Seems like ages since I have posted. A lot of travel--a couple of weeks ago I ran the Zydeco Marathon in Lafayette, LA -- what a great race! I had a blast. Then I was on work travel and I do hate it when I have to travel on the weekends for work.
While I was on travel I worked on a summer weight shawl using La La's Simple Shawl pattern in some yummy hand dyed merino bamboo fingering weight yarn I bought in Hawaii. I knitted about a third of the shawl during the trip.
Last Sunday I got a foster dog, a 100 lb Weimaraner named Buddy. Tuesday Buddy broke out of his crate and ate my shawl. :(
So now I am working on this:
Friday, March 28, 2014
Apologies for the busy background. I was trying to take a pic on the kitchen table real fast during my lunch break and the flash reflected too much off the table.
Friday, March 14, 2014
Anyway, the second mitt will probably turn out totally different than the first. I may try to knit another pair and see which two match the best. It is a quick knit with worsted yarn and larger (5 or 7?) needles.
I did cast on another sock in fabulous Indulgence self patterning yarn, but forgot to take a picture, so I will show it to you next week.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Enough of all this rainy/cold/unpredictable weather!!! I'm ready to ride!
I did get to go for a short ride at the Gulf Islands National Seashore park Saturday with my running buddies. It was a great day for the first ride on my new bike. Looking forward to more rides this spring.
Friday, March 7, 2014
Now to decide what to start next!! I pulled out four different projects I want to start NOW.
I had a couple of those days where I was craving a new project and did not have the correct needles for ANY of them! So I cast on my Sycamore Vest and realized I didn't understand the chart. ;(
So I cast on Maine Morning Mitts using Ella Rae Classic Sand Art yarn from Tuesday Morning. I usually don't knit with dpns, but they were the only needles I had in that size. So, I am doing ok even though I feel like I have "sticks" everywhere. These go really fast! I am ready to cast on more stitches for the thumb. I think I will unravel the turquoise and start mitt #2 in purple so maybe they will match.
Monday, March 3, 2014
If I decide I don't like the scrappy side, I do like the other side and will turn them with the background fabric up.
I did have a great afternoon of sewing. I love string piecing.
Friday, February 28, 2014
I have been fighting the urge to cast on the next project. Trying to finish one thing at a time, but it is really difficult. I am so easily distracted. Squirrel!