Friday, November 9, 2007

12 Car Pile-Up

That's what my knitting projects have seem to become. I have way too many on the needles (is that possible?). I usually start something new even when I'm almost completed with an existing project. So either I get bored easy or I'm trying to be competitive with.....myself.

Here's another Raglan Sleeve Easy Jacket. I got the pattern off of the Ravelry site and absolutely love the ease of the design. This is my second jacket with this pattern and I wanted to be a little more daring with the color. I usually overthink my color choices and wind up with a more conservative look. This time I challenged myself to "just do it". I'm still not completely confident with the final design but the mom of the young boy who shall wear the sweater was very happy with it so I'll deem my experiment a success. The best part about this sweater? I found the yarn (Lion Brand Boucle) at a local Dollar Tree. So I have enough yarn to finish this sweater, make a hat and a scarf - all for only $9.00 dollars.

Another second attempt project. This time the Ribbed Baby jacket by Debbie Bliss. I actually started this and then frogged it because it was coming out too big (this happened the first time I used this pattern). I am now on gauge and in the right size. So far, so good. The yarn is amazing - Dream In Color Classy Superwash in Cool Fire. It's so soft and squishy. Nice and cuddly for a little baby.

I've finished two different color charts for the Princess Crown hat and now have to make a choice. I switched to Bernat Satin yarn for this attempt. The Lion Brand Jiffy I used for the last one was just too fuzzy. Little, errant strands wound up everywhere.

Now this next project I really do have to finish. It's a Christmas present for a family member. I used super-soft and warm Debbie Bliss Cashmerino yarn in a rich dark brown. I think the gift will be a hit if I just "work up to my potential" (that's what was written on my report cards quite often) and get it done.

So the whole time I'm taking pictures of my various projects the Incredible Digit Girl is watching me. She eventually puts her feet up and says "take a picture of my feet". So I did. Looks like she could use a pair of socks. Guess I'll have to start looking for a pattern.

Shouldn't be too hard. There's about a ka-jillion on Ravelry. Or I could look through my newly acquired copy of this book.

I was lucky enough to catch a stash sale held by the talented Bestitched. I'm so happy to have this book. It's a great combination of patterns and historical info. I would love to make the Evening Stockings for a Young Lady for the Incredible Digit girl. I guess I'll consider this pattern stuck in traffic behind the pile-up of existing projects.

1 comment:

K. said...

Christmas can be a hard season to keep to just one or two projects. I have a year round rule of one sock project and one other project at a time. It doesn't always work, though!

Thanks for the input about the sari silk. I noticed it felt pretty heavy. It was in lots of bright colors, which I love.