Thursday, July 22, 2010

At last!

IT'S FINISHED! I can't begin to describe how glad I am that this shawl is finally done. After knitting nothing but purple lace weight wool my fingers are itching for some other fiber and my eyes are craving something fun to look at.

Don't get me wrong. This shawl was an absolute pleasure to knit. I got a good portion of it done while on vacation and was able to finish well before my August 5th deadline. I'd say that this month was definitely a success. Now, I need to go feel some silk. See you in a few days with Christmas Fiddle Faddle!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Who Needs Sleep?

Here we are at the beginning of July, faced with THE SHAWL. This can be a very intimidating project on it's own. Add to it a host of little items for surprise births, charity donations, commissions, etc. and you have a panic attack waiting to happen. Oh. And I forgot about the back to school sweater that I promised my little one. First day of school is August 9th.

Despite all of the knitting that needs to happen, I also have this pesky thing called a job. For now it is only part time. Hopefully next week that will change. I have an interview (WOOHOO!) for a full time position that could carry me through school. It'll mean a lot less time with my family and my yarn but could give us the boost we need to get out of my in-laws' house. Decisions, decisions.

I have cast on for the EZ shawl. I'm using a 2-ply handspun lace weight that was given to me by an amazing local spinner. It is a really beautiful shade of purple, but she hated the way it turned out and just gave me 7 hanks. I'm doing the plain version since I will not have time to follow a lace chart and keep my sanity. Thankfully, I've been able to sneak a few rounds in and am all the way to the 4th increase section!

I've been typing for long enough today. I'm off to finish a different shawl, two scarves, 6 bags and a few alien hats. I'll post pictures of everything once I have another spare second.