Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Knitting schedule roundup

How went July? Well, my goals were to complete all of my current WIPs. I managed to complete two of the five. One of those, however, was a freaking sweater. See:

Details: Double Cream by Marie Wallin, published in Simply Knitting January 2009. Yarn is Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky in Emerald, which they have marked as "last chance" as of this writing.

I decided to forgo the buttons and the accompanying button loops, because they required crochet, and let's face it, crochet is evil. (*grin*) At least, I didn't have the patience to try to learn how to do triple crochet in the round, or whatever it's called in crochet.

I also finished the January sock club socks, called Cascadia. They're beautiful, pink, and MINE. No photos because I don't want to get up. (Details: Cascadia (not available until January 2011) by Sivia Harding in Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock Lightweight, colorway Happy Go Luck (also not available until January 2011))

Both of these projects are exquisite. Even though I didn't get through my schedule, I really couldn't be happier to have finished the sweater and the socks. The sweater is SO. COZY. Even living in Texas I can tell I'm going to use it constantly - people overair-condition the crap out of their houses.

As for the hat, gloves, and endless cardishawl... Well, I worked on the gloves some today - hopefully I can finish those by Sunday. The hat I want to finish before I go on vacation next week. (Before I go on vacation from what, I ask rhetorically.) I suppose I can take the cardishawl on vacation and have something to do then! (Which is good because I got the yarn for this year's Christmas sweater and I don't want to work on it around the recipient.)

I imagine I'll also be able to finish one pair of socks and one hat, maybe two. At least, this assumes I have time to knit, something that's been sorely lacking lately.