Thursday, June 14, 2012
I had coffee last night at 7 pm, two cups and it kept me flying high on caffeine. I managed to do some painting and two of the skeins turned out fabulously, the one, ugly. I will use it for one of my projects. It might actually knit up into something nice, one can only hope.
I have only a couple more rows to go on the silk shawl. I so can't wait for that thing to be off of my needles. I need to finish the playtime neck scarf and then I can start my next project. Not a bit of lace this time, I have a hat to knit for a sweet heart of a teenager. I told his Mom that I hadn't forgotten about him, I just haven't had the time to work on a hat for him. I hand painted some yarn for his hat and I have plans to do a Fair Isle pattern with the hand painted yarn and a solid Peruvian Highland wool. I am also thinking a pair of Selbu mittens wouldn't go amiss. I have enough yarn around the place to knit him a scarf to match. I have yarn galore around here.
Then it will be back to lace knitting. I am hooked. Yep, pretty much. I was thinking after the lace pattern, I will be knitting myself a new pair of socks. Actually, I think Maribeth will be next, it is almost time for a new pair of wool socks for her. I know, I said I wasn't knitting socks for anyone but, Maribeth is not just anyone, she is my niece. My nephews are too picky. I had tried to knit one of them a pair of socks but, miserable failure since he loves his white tube socks. The other one loves to go barefoot so, socks won't work for him.
I am trying to use up my yarn stash. I have so much sock yarn, it is out of control. I know, it is something else. I have to work through my obsession with sock yarn. I can't help myself. I fell in love with the yarn before I fell in love with the sock knitting itself. Then I realized what beautiful socks I could make for me and everyone around me. They are a well loved birthday present around these parts. Best part, they are relatively inexpensive and if people follow the washing instructions, then they last a good long while. If you have people like my sister who can't seem to read the instructions I provide with the socks and she washes the damn things in the washer and felts them..then I feel your pain. SIGH!!!
I am to the point where I send laminated washing instructions with the socks. I am getting wiser in my knitting.
Posted by Laura Neal at 8:43 AM