Tuesday, March 14, 2006

**Update but no pictures** - Liar

***UPDATE NOW HAS PICTURES AND MORE UPDATES***

Life has been crazy. I'm swamped at work and it has been insane trying to get everything ready for B's trip. The to-do list is a mile long and seems to keep growing. On the knitting front, I am almost done with Erin. Actually, she is a finished sweater right now, but she needs a little tweaking. I had purposely made the neck shorter to make sure it wasn't too long. But, now it is too short, so I need to take out the BO edge and add a few more rows...which pretty much puts it back to where it was supposed to be to begin with. This is just one more indicator that I am still a pattern knitter, not a pattern designer. If I have anything left in me tonight I will do it when I'm done with laundry, but it isn't looking good. ***Erin now has a new neck, but needs a little blocking. She is looking a tad been worked over. So, maybe I will finally use that Bed Bath and Beyond coupon and buy one of those cool steamers - the Big Wool ball band says not to submerge.***

My Starsky yarn came in the mail yesterday and the color is great! I think the cranberry Sierra was a great choice for me and I am really happy that I am finally making my Red Sweater. For some reason Blogger isn't being photo friendly, so I'll have to update once it's working again.

***It's working so, here's Cranberry in all it's red glory:***


Also, I went to the sale at the Grove last Saturday and scored, if I do say so myself. Pretty much all of the wool was/is on sale for at leadt 25% off. So, I was able to pick up some that that yummy Rowan Felted Tweed I've had my eye on for a while. I have absolutely no idea what I'm going to make with it yet, but it should make a nice San Diego weather sweater.

***Ooh, so pretty...Any suggestions on a design style for this yarn? I have a sweater design in my head, but I don't think tweed will make it as elegant as it could be, so I'm looking for ideas.***


I felt so guilty for such an unplanned purchase, that I came home and stowed it away along with all the other yarn that had been hanging all over my house before I even got a chance to write down the colors. But most of the balls were a pretty demin blue with one contrasting ball in deep purple. I am really looking forward to knitting with it, but once again, there are so many projects and so little time - especially when you are working 12 hour days every day. I'm starting to wonder if there will ever be an end to this rush.

7 comments:

Chris said...

Hope things slow down sooner rather than later for you! The new yarns sound lovely.

I had the same problem with Blogger last night. I eventually waited it out.

Nonnahs said...

Congrats on Erin- can't wait to see it! Just think...in a couple days you won't be at work for a few days, at least part of the mad rush will be over, and you will have nothing to do but relax and knit. :)

Nonnahs said...

Congrats on Erin- can't wait to see it! Just think...in a couple days you won't be at work for a few days, at least part of the mad rush will be over, and you will have nothing to do but relax and knit. :)

angel said...

Yay for your Starsky yarn. Can't wait to see picturs of what you are using :)

christine said...

Loving that cranberry...........wonderful color for anything, especially a sweater!

knitzalot said...

Gorgeous color of Sierra! How do you like the yarn? Is it soft? Can't wait to see the finished Erin.

Secret Pal said...

Well if you want to offload your guilt I don't mind if you want to post it to me :)

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