Sunday, July 13, 2008

I Cheated and Started a New Project

But my nephew asked me to! How could I resist.

Can you guess what it is?

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Well I remembered to photograph 1 thing!

Well I remembered to photograph one of the items I finished last month. I call these Peacock Zombies. The pattern is Zombie Socks from Sock Madness 2 (Ravelry link). I didn't quite finish them before the end of the first round so I was out. I also knew that I was going to run out of yarn before finishing the second. So I ripped them totally out and re-knit them toe-up.

Now I'm not big on doing such things - tossing them aside in disgust is more my style. But I thought this yarn and pattern worked perfectly. Here's a close-up. I think it looks like the design on a peacock's tail.

I did a picot bind-off on these because I thought they could use something a little fancier. I just love them. I really hope they fit the person I intend to give them to. They're also perfect colors for her taste. But if they don't I probably will give them to someone else. I don't think I can take re-knitting them a third time!

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

July Resolutions

I did really, really bad with last months resolutions. Not only did I not have more outgoing than incoming yarn, the incoming was more than double the outgoing! Not as bad as last month (which was more like 10x), but still, I really need to get a grip there! The funny thing is that I've been reading Not Buying It and really enjoying it. I feel like it is making me rethink my purchase choices, though the yarn numbers would seem to bring that into question.

On the projects, not as bad, but still bad. I finished two of the three projects I listed - Amandine's shawl and Margarethe's socks. No pictures. The first because it isn't blocked yet and the second, well just because I seem to be lagging in the picture taking arena lately. But I also started a new pair of socks also (and also, no picture), so the tally is still at 18 there.

This month I really want to try and reverse that yardage flow. Which I think means I need to get serious about moving out some yarn I have scheduled for disposal. Or finishing some big projects.

Which leads me to this month's project goals - finish the new pair of socks, those mittens, and Toad's Aran.

The last has been languishing way too long, and if I make it a priority this month maybe it can see some use this coming fall and winter!