update (woohoo)--got all the baby stuff done, and decided I still had time to make the sheep--halfway done with it (due saturday). Done with the jackets and kimonos (burnt out) and the second verywarm hat mostly done (yippeee!).
My boss gave her gifted socks to her mother, who loves them! Mom lives in Texas now, and her feet freeze at night.
My new list has KP kettle dyed eggplant socks (just toe to go)
a bright yellow (red heart yarn) baby afghan witha sunny pattern
baby afghan with very soft bernat yarn picked up on clearance at Michaels--only 3 skieins, so I have to adjust and turn it into a stroller blankie maybe?
3 pairs of socks ready to start-with gloss and 2 more kettle dyed yarns--just got Cookie A's book--oh my gosh! so many choices...
summer is here !!
Peggy-the sheep has been gifted, along with the other baby items-pink afghan, BSJ and green pinafore. Katie had already gone home with her baby Colleen, but Katie's mom Pattie was there to collect them. The sheep is actually big enough it could prop the baby up in her crib if they wanted (bonus!) I put pics of the sheep in my photos. I have to snap some of my WIPs to add them.
I have been excited about this knit-along since hearing about it on the podcast. Finally, I've spent the afternoon making an inventory of my UFOs. It's a long list, but I feel better already, having them organized & documented. Here they are:
1. These are wristlets for a friend. It's sort of cheating to list them, because I have 2-3 more rounds left to do, and planning to finish them straight after posting! They also don't really count because I started them less than a week ago, so they are just a current project ;-).
2. Again, this one isn't really a UFO because it is a current project, and it's what I want to be knitting ALL THE TIME. I started it on Saturday evening during an unexpected 4 hours to myself. It's my first stab at lace knitting, and it's turning out terrifically. It's a scarf in fingering weight yarn, so I was able to shop from my extensive stash of sock yarn. I got the idea from a colleague who knits and turned me on to the designer who sells her patterns at knitspot.com. It's the tivoli pattern. Yummy. (But it will be on the needles for a LONG time).
3. These are a pair of vanilla socks (easy Regia pattern), done in knit picks coney island. They are fun and easy, but for some reason I had put them aside and forgot all about them. This will be the project I now carry around with me, once the wristlets are done.
4. This is the class sock from Sensational Knitted Socks. They should work as baby socks, though may be a bit feminine for my son…
5. This one is a reversible hat for one of my nephews. It was meant for Christmas, and I didn't make the deadline. I think it's not going to take too long though.
Now we get to the true UFO's, those projects that make my heart sink at the thought of working on them :-/.
6. A bloody tea cosy. I believe all I need to do is finish seaming it. It is for very good friends. I made the mistake of letting them choose the pattern. Never again -- I don't like it. It's also going to be way too small. I'll have to find a one-cup tea-pot and hope it fits that. Very unsatisfying.
7. This isn't even a UFO, just a small mending job (i.e., hateful sewing job). This is a beautiful hot water bottle cover made of delicious pink cashmere. But the buttons were never right, and I need to replace them (only one is left hanging off the back). I need to find suitable buttons, and then find a tutorial on the net because I clearly don't know how to attach buttons properly.
8. Cushion covers. I am making two, so four squares of knitting. 3 are done. Then I started the fourth, and was reminded just how much I HATE intarsia. I set it aside. I have decided to frog it and just do some simple stripes.
9. Last, and definitely worst, is a dreaded cardi-coat made of bulky, mostly acrylic yarn. I HATE working with the yarn, and I hate what I have left to do. Pick up stitches to make ribbed borders, and seaming. Ick. BUT, I know that I will actually enjoy wearing it, so I WILL get this done. It’s the oldest project by far – 3 years I think.
In an ideal world, I would like to have around 3 projects on the go at any one time. So I best get busy!
The only thing I am going to allow myself to cast on while working through this pile is another pair of vanilla socks to have in my bag. It would be so great to have all this stuff done (bar the lace scarf) by the end of June!
i've added another project to my to-do list. really bad, considering i'm on the bench. i want to make the trellis keyhole tank from the summer issue of interweave knits, p. 84. i plan on using 2 strands of shimmer in sunkissed, to go with my clc suit! (here's hoping knitting is in my physical therapy plan!) --p