Tuesday, July 28, 2009

This Week in Knitting

Ha! Look! I posted again! And this one has pictures! Take that!

So, here's what I did this week on the knitting front:

1. Blocked a piece of secret knitting.

2. Put A Season of Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness on the blocking wires:

close up of that lace:

yes, I did actually use the yarn called for. I'm planning on wearing it to a wedding this weekend, which is what the first secret project was for, so there will be pictures next week, if I continue to update here. (I've made too many false promises in the past on updating, so we're just taking it as it comes

3. Realized I bollocksed up the last 20 rows of a different secret knitting project, but only slightly, but decided that yes, I will rip out those rows and redo them instead of letting them slide.

4. Worked on High Seas:

5. Got my yarn and beads for the Shipwreck Shawl!

I like the color and am going to use it, but I'm a little irked, because it is NOT what I thought I was getting:

I know there are variations between computer monitors and blah blah, but this is a wee bit ridiculous. The bottom one (from the catalog) is much darker (almost a burgundy) and has shade variation, where there is little NO shade variation and is much brighter (very close to a true red).

Monday, July 20, 2009

On the Needles...

Ok, I don't know if I'm back, or not back or what.

I do know that I am finally, finally knitting again.

I started back up a while ago, but it's all of the top-secret variety.

I finished knitting A Season of Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness, but it's not blocked yet.

I'm currently working on the High Seas scarf. I cast in on in some Knitpick's Alpaca Clooud in tidepool heather. I like it, but after about an inch, I realized that maybe I should have used some of the Zephyr I have lying around.

And, I have yarn and beads coming to me for the Shipwreck Shawl.

I don't know what it is about all this lace (Top secret knitting is also lace) but whatever works, I'm just rolling with the joy of needles in my hands again (and the fact it actually is bringing me joy!)