November 24, 2010

W.I.P. Wednesday (November 24)

First, let me just remind everyone that I am offering 15% in my Etsy store on Friday.  Use coupon code BLACKFRIDAY15.

Second, how did I get so busy with non-knitting things during this vacation?  Doctor, dentist, science project, 4-H project, trips to the grocery store--I forgot how much my three children can eat during vacation!--baking to do, laundry, painting ... I had such big dreams.  Turns out, I have to really stay up after everyone goes to bed, even while on vacation, to get any serious knitting done.  Yesterday was kind of productive, though.  I was able to get most of the Geometry Scarf done--a few more triangles and some edging left on that one.

I was able to get a few inches of progress on the 80s shrug, and I was able to get one panel done on this vest that is in my head.  Technology, though, seems to be against me.  I have Knit Minder on my Iphone, so I put the pattern into the log as I was knitting it, and when I went back to find it, it wasn't there.  Fortunately, this pattern is a simple one, and I could easily count my rows to get my notes back.  For this reason, my favorite size of needles is US 11.  Everything is so easy with US 11 needles!  

Today I am going to be making serious progress on the leaf lace scarf, or else.  I have blocked out my entire morning for this project, which needs to be done in three weeks when we go to Christmas break--is that all there is left? Stress, stress!  I still have three pair of my Elegy gloves to knit for friends, 2 sleeves to put on the Reconstruction Sweater for Scout 2, and two pair of gloves to knit for the Scouts for Yule Log (tent camping & Scout festivities in December).  Oh, well, I'll worry about that later.

If you haven't discovered this yet, all the great pattern companies (I just love Rowan) are ramping up their free pattern selection--out with the old, in with the new.  Some pattern companies are so classically awesome that their patterns never go out of style, so when they develop new ones, they put the older ones out in the free pattern section.  Problem is, I just seem to be collecting patterns that I love, but never get to knit.  Ah, the woes of the obsessive knitter!


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