Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Tapestry update .... among other things

I've done really well sticking to the couple of projects I allowed myself to keep out of the craft room. I haven't even been tempted to bring up any of the others so far.

Yesterday brought the finishing of the first Celtic Knotwork Fingerless Glove. I'm really pleased with the way this turned out and am anxious to start on the colorwork section of glove #2.

Last night while watching Hell's Kitchen, I made my way through the monotonous k1 p1 ribbing on the cuff of the second glove, and tonight I plan to get through pattern A. These should, by all rights, be finished up this weekend.

Lately, I've been itching to cast on another pair of socks. Since I didn't want to get into another situation like with the Tantalizing socks, I cast on a simple stockinette pair for myself. I'm not quite sure these colors are really my cup of tea, but the combo will do.

While rumaging in the sock yarn basket, I came across some yarn I was planning to use to make a pair of men's socks. Of course, since everyone knows I can't resist casting on too many projects at once, I decided I had to knit up the skein. Originally the socks were going to be for my stepdad, but Paul really likes them, so Ron will get a different pair. I tried to buy another skein so they could each have a pair, but I've been unsuccessful finding this line of ONline yarn anywhere. It may be discontinued.

There has been much progress on the Tapestry Skirt along with the smaller projects. I am now halfway through the first of two eyelet repeats. Now that I don't have to do any more counting for the chain pattern rows, it is knitting up quicker. I'm hoping to have this done this weekend so I can wear it to work next week.

I'm thinking socks are going to hold my attention for awhile. Digging around in the sock yarn got me inspired to cast on all those lovely skeins I've collected over the past year or so. Also on the "menu" to be finished soon are the Flickering Flames skirt and Fair Isle Tam I have on the needles. Once those are completed, I can cast on one of the new projects I've bought yarn for.


  1. Great job on the tapestry skirt so far! You are really rocking.

  2. Wow what a colourful range of wip's..... I can't say the same, all mine seem to be blue lately! LOL oh well, I gotta get them done so I can move on to other projects. I really admire that skirt!