Thursday, February 22, 2007

Knitting has a life of it's own.

Blue yarn for project spectrum.

Classic 5 ply in Aztec from Bendigo Woolen Mills.

I started the Lace Leaf Shawl and I am loving how it is knitting up.

Until I look properly and see all the mistakes.

10 of them, already.

Time to make a cup of tea and start over.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Busy Busy Busy

Classes have started up again and so of course the knitting seems to be making only minute progress. A row here and there but hardly worth blogging about.

So far I am excited by my classes, a big change from some of the classes I was doing last year, and am really looking forward to learning new things. Things that were problems before seem to be slowly resolving or turning out not to be as much of a problem as I had anticipated. Having said that this is still the first week, ask me about it all at the end of the term.

This week seems to be a time of catching up with people I haven't seen much of lately, one person in particular I hadn't seen for 11 years, and there have been lots of discussions of the 'you have changesd so much variety'. I have to say it's rather weird chatting to someone who knew me before I had Miss B and who I didn't see as much of once Miss B was born. Someone who is able to remind me of the teenage person I was and who I apparently no longer resemble. ( I am hoping that is a good thing). I have decided that some teenage things are just not meant to be remebered. ( The haircuts, the clothes, the boyfriend, etc.)

My life has changed so much in the last few months and yet the past has snuck up on me and part of me feels like I am right back there. Almost a circle, but when I think about it, it's not really a circle as everything else has changed.
It has been good to look at where I was and realise how far I have come. It's nice to look back on the people who helped along the way and to now be able to really see how much their input actually impacted on different levels. It would seem I still have a few people to catch up with and thank.

It still amazes me that it is sometimes the person you had the briefest contact with can be the person who made the biggest difference.

Who made the biggest difference in your life?

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Ok it's a little late

I finished January's UFO Project ( Shhhhhhhh about it being halfway through February)
The pattern was not something I would normally choose. I don't really like the triangles of knit and purl stitches, but I did want to play about with beads, so this was a good project to try that out on. I learnt how to thread the beads on with some fine wire and then I learnt it was even easier to get beads threaded if I let Miss B do it for me. So finally finished are the Rolling Thunder socks.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Slow progress

Here I was wondering why Shedir has been sitting around for so long. After knitting all of about 6 rows I remember why I put her aside in the first place. Cables, lots and lots of cables and small needles hurt my hands. Other knitters seem to fly through this knit, but me, I just have to crawl.

Knitterly progress was dramatically slowed by visitors as chatting, catching up and drinking tea took over. Athough at the end of the day I do have this.

A pile of pieces ready to be washed and seamed together. Then a collar to be added and a zipper.
Hmmmmm zipper.......... procrastination.........
Maybe I'll go and start another sock.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Starting Project Spectrum

I missed out on Project Spectrum last year and so was determined to join this year. With the February/March colours being blue, white and gray I had assumed I would pick something blue.

I hunted through my WIP's thinking they were mostly purple and that I had nothing going in the right colours and that I would have to cast on something new, then I found Shedir.

Poor Shedir has been sitting neglected for way too long and needs some attention. The gray is perfect for Project Spectrum and can double as my February UFO .

It is 40C or 104F here today so I don't know how much actual knitting will be happening today.

Would it hurt the knitting if I took it for a swim???

Thursday, February 01, 2007

UFO Update

January's UFO project isn't complete but it has definately transformed and grown from it's beginings of a shawl and changed into a sock and a half. Only some foot and a toe to go.

The fetchings are done!!! So a Fo for January.

I had really, really wanted Urban Aran to be my FO for January but it just didn't happen. Too many days spent hunting around for back to school stuff and uniforms and generally just being busier than I had anticipated got in the way.

It's funny how quickly holidays go and how little of that holiday time you actually end up getting to yourself.

I am almost certain I get more knitting time when I am in the middle of an assignmnet.