Saturday, April 21, 2012

Loved and Lost


My sister in law's socks are finished!

They turned out super cute.
I like the swirly toe pattern, the first one I've made.
I hope my SIL likes them as much as I do.


I started a shawl pattern for charity, Brilliant and Divine.

It was...ok. But I didn't love it. And I couldn't see myself working on it for several more weeks until it was finished. So, it's in time out until I can rip it out and find something else I want to make.

Project count up:
Charity: 6 completed
Self: 0
Family and friends: 1 on the needles, 4 completed

Thursday, April 5, 2012

All the Stuff I Didn't Talk About Last Time

I left a teaser at the end of the last post about several things but am only now getting around to following up. I think I need a manager for my life...

Wedding Blanket (cat included not for scale but because she thinks all the blankets are belong to her):
Praise the Lord! This thing is starting to get to a point where it actually looks like it might be finished this century. For those of you just now joining our little game I started making this blanket for some friends who got married almost a year ago. It has become something of a thorn in my side. The bad thing about this blanket is that it lost its portability several months ago. Turning or adjusting it on my lap requires significant upper body strength (which I generally lack) and just working on it induces much sweating (which I produce proficiently). Once I finish the block at the top (in red) then I will pick up stitches along the left side and do block #7. I'm stopping after block #8. The question is, Can I finish this for the 1 year anniversary? The answer is, Probably not. Let's just be honest. I know myself. But a girl can hope...

SIL's Socks (no picture because I'm too lazy to get up, take one, and upload to my computer):
Finally got measurements for my sister in law's foot. Can commence to finishing these ASAP.

And what's that over there...
Nothing to see here! That is not a new charity shawl on the needles. I'm finishing missed deadline projects first.

Then what are these washcloths...
Those were mindless, portable knitting! Mom wanted them. I said to keep moving along!

Language lessons:
My good friend Connie (who I meet via my charity and have never met in real life, oddly enough) was moving from California to Singapore. She knows Romanian and graciously offered me her language books (so she wouldn't have to move them half way around the world). I graciously accepted. Now I have about 20 new language books and tapes to help me learn Romanian. There is even a Romanian cookbook that she threw in which I'm unreasonably excited about.

I think that covers every thing from the last post. In the next post I will stop denying other projects and fess up to my deviant behavior.

Project count up:
Charity: 6 completed, 1 on the needles
 Self: 0 (I'm honestly kind of doubtful I will make anything for myself this year)
Family and friends: 3 on the needles, 2 completed! (and I never even mentioned them!)