Does anyone still read these?
Well, in case you do, I have been trying to keep myself busy. I taught my daughter to crochet (she wanted to learn to knit, but didn't have the patience really) and crochet is a little simpler to teach. She was so excited, and she told me "Tomorrow I'm going to tell all of my friends I learned how to crochet!". It was really cute. However, she's still not too adept at it yet. When she's crocheting I have to stay right next to her to help her. It's kind of tiresome after awhile.
After finishing the trigger finger gloves for Beau (this is what I've decided to call the new boyfriend, til something better comes along anyways) I finished another pair of those handspun mitts. The merino top was from FatCat Knits and it was soooo gorgeous and fluffy-softness. Then I finished my purple Struan. It came out perfectly! I got a few compliments on it, even from non-knitters. When I finished the blue one for my friend (which was done without a brim) Mouse told me that it just wasn't my color. The purple definitely suits me better.
I floundered for a few days, played games on my mom's iTouch and didn't really knit much. Then, after mention aloud to my mother that I had 12 UFOs (only 4 of which were current WIPs)...I decided it was about time I quit stalling and finished up some of those projects. So I looked into my UFO bag and pulled out my Somewhat Cowl. Do you guys remember this?
It's been TWO YEARS since I've done anything with it. Though there are a few UFOs that have been lingering longer than that, I figured finishing this one would boost my spirits. Many times, I get discouraged when something has to be started over from (practically) scratch. So, if I could turn this one around, maybe all of my projects have hope! All that was left was the sleeves and collar anyways. It's all done now, except the blocking. Still haven't made up my mind whether I love it or hate it though. What do you guys think?
The last time I knit this, it seemed like the collar stretched on forever
. It's just six inches? Why will it never be done?! Today, I was at about 5 inches and holding for hours. To distract myself from the never ending ribbing, I decided to
pull out The Lady. The kids had broken the drive band, which my dad fixed and it was time to test it out. I pulled out some BFL that I had purchased forever ago, prepped it and it looked good enough to eat! The join worked beautifully and I spun up one of the strips. Then...nature called. When I came back to the wheel That Baby was spinning it and had wrapped the drive band all around bearings. That ended that endeavor. The drive band is broken in two places. *sigh* We just can't have nice things! :) Tomorrow I am going to hang out with Mouse, and hopefully she has a fix for me. Otherwise it's just six dollars to get a new one. This gives me time to figure out how I want to ply it. Should I do two-ply or Navajo ply? Hmmmm
Labels: accidents, decisions, fiber, fingerless gloves, finished object, hat, knitting, mittens/gloves, mouse, Nolan, Somewhat Cowl, spinning, Struan, sweater