Monday, April 7, 2008

Catch Up Post

Uggggg. I waited way too long to post again, so I'm going to bombard you with FO photos.

First off, I did finish both pair of Braided Cable Fingerless Mitts. I didn't get a photo of Kathy's before I took them to work and gave them to her, but maybe I can talk her into posing for me one of these days.

The yarn is soooo soft and silky, and the fur is just the right touch. These will get a lot of use next year.

Pardon the horrific photo. I tried to make the colors appear better, but I think I made it worse. Unfortunately I both deleted the photo from the camera and saved the goof before I realized what I had done. Oops.

I needed some mindless knitting for a change and dug out some fun stuff from the stash for a garter stitch scarf. I think I'm going to have to try to get a closeup photo of this to really show the bamboo yarn and the hint of novelty goodness between the stripes. I used some Bernat Bamboo yarn for this and it is scrumptiously soft. It reminds me of my soft squishy robe from Brookstone.

Got all of Baby Benson's socks completed too. He or she is due this Thursday and will have warm tootsies right from the start. All three of these patterns came from "New Pathways for Sock Knitters". New goal ...... knit every pair in the book!

Two more Dishcloth of the Month cloths hot off the needles too.

I counted how many WIPs I had next to my bed (where I do most of my knitting), and came up with a whopping 11!!!!! Since I can't keep up this pace, will never get anything finished with so many projects to choose from, and am having difficulty getting into my closet for work clothes in the morning, it is time for an intervention. First thing I did yesterday was make a list of all the WIPs I had out of the craft room. Next, I moved all those knitting bags back to the craft room. I have chosen 5 of the 11 as my work week knitting, and will knit on one each evening Monday through Friday. Weekends are for knitting whatever I feel a fancy to, and for doing all those finishing functions that I just don't seem to have enough time to complete in one evening during the week.

As I finish something, I will choose something else from the list to work on during the week. Maybe knitting on something different each day will keep my interest, and knitting only on 5 projects at a time will actually result in FOs. And, maybe by working on something different each night, I might actually post a bit more regularly! We shall see.


  1. Sounds like a plan! you do crank them out. Those socks are precious.

  2. The socks are soooo adorable. Love all the FOs. Only 5 projects, huh? Unbelievable! lol.

  3. I love all those socks!

    Eleven, huh? I have twenty over here - twenty! - and am just about to cast on for something else. Wha! Ha! Ha!