Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Yarn Along

{Yarning Along with Ginny, sharing a current knit and a current read.}

I bound off the edge of Wingspan yesterday. I have to say- this has been the perfect knit post-baby. Easy to memorize, all garter stitch, and simple to set down mid-row when baby called. I have the two ends to weave in and it will be complete.

I have a bit of this yarn left and I'm trying to decide what to do with it. What do you do with the bits of yarn that you have left over from projects? This particular yarn is fingering weight, and not a significant amount. I was thinking maybe little booties for Ellie.

I picked up the February Lady Sweater I started back in mid-April (and only knit a few rows on before getting fully involved in another project) and I think that's the next knit to push to a finish amidst all the little finishes I'm working on.

I've actually been able to read these last few weeks. That's one of the little blessings of a nursing babe. I often read during that time to make sure I stay awake enough to get a full feed in. I just finished The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks and next up is City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. I've heard a lot of talk about the Mortal Instruments series, but I'm not quite far enough in to really know if this one is for me or not.

Monday, May 21, 2012


I made a new project list yesterday and limited myself to knitting even though I know I have a stack of sewing awaiting me as well. It included projects I'd like to knit for myself this year, gifts I'd like to give for birthdays or Christmas, and things my kids have asked for.

The list may have gotten quite long.

37 items long to be precise, and that list is heavily edited.

Now, to be fair to myself I didn't expect to actually knit all that. And eight of those projects are hats for kids 6 and younger that will only take an evening or two a piece, and there are five pairs of mittens in there...  but that's still a LOT of knitting.

All this knitting is to be done in my spare time after work and schooling is done, after the house is picked up and children fed and dishes done, a baby nursed and cuddled. Oh and showers. Showers are good.

Sounds impossible, I know, but I love a good challenge, even if that list might possibly be 37 items too long.

I'm kicking off with a finishing spree- I have queued up a few projects that are within a few hours of finishing, either with their last few rows and bind off, the weaving in of ends or the addition of buttons. I'm holding back on starting anything new until I've completed at least 3 or 4 of those unfinished bits.
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