Friday, November 23, 2007

Blogging is Hard Work!

No really, it is! But, I had to toot my horn a bit...the shawl back shrug is finished and really do like it. Honestly, the pattern was way too vague for my taste. But I had Vicki to hold my hand all the way and it turned out just awesome!
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Ours was great. Just a small group of family and friends...turkey, dressing, desserts...what more can you ask for?
I've started a new project. The Montego Bay Scarf from IK Summer '07 (I'm pretty sure of the issue!). It's really fun and I'm using the Plymouth Royal Bamboo Multi. It really looks nice and it's so soft. The potato chip scarf just wasn't happening.
But really, I'm in limbo on knitting projects. Nothing that really has me loving it like the SBS did. I am still slogging away on MS3....I actually took a pic today but still I'm only on clue 4. Ugh. I doubt that I will ever finish it. I just can't get into the wing and I HATE the idea of doing it all over again so I can graft it together. I don't know why that bugs me. If I were just continuing on....I'd finish. hmmmm. I could do this same silly pattern for another 2 feet and that would be ok. But the thought of starting over....not happening.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Houston, we have sleeves!

Yeah! Sleeves are done and the rest of the SBS has been picked up and knitted. The picking up and knitting was really tricky for me to get done. I had the back on a lifeline and the fronts on seperate life lines. Some of the stitches had pulled through and were buried so that I had to get a tiny crochet hook and dig them out. At one point I had a crochet hook, a darning needle, a size 2 knitting needle and a stitch holder all poked in various spots trying to get those stitches lifted. Then I messed up on the back...instead of slip, k2tog, psso....I did slip, slip, k2tog, psso....And of course, I knitted way past it before I stopped to look it over. My clue was that the numbers weren't coming out right. But for some odd reason, I just kept on knitting. And once I realized my mistake I spent several minutes trying to figure out a way to ummmm, shall we say, cheat. I hate tinking back!
It fits a little snugly, but that's ok, I think. I know that I can block it out bigger. Right?
I love this yarn. It's so soft and just looks gorgeous! I think the body will go fast because from here I do about an inch straight and then start decreasing. The final part is to pick up all alround the outside edge and knit on an edging. The thought of that scares me so...I just try not to think about it. Just call me Scarlet.