Thursday, May 24, 2007

There was a plan. I even had a list --

finish the Briar Rose raglan
finish last four blocks of the sock money quilt
cast on a mythological man hat
maybe do some more knitting on Alex's ballet top

I took the raglan to the park and, because Leif fell asleep on the way, there was nothing I could do but sit in the grass next to my sleeping baby while the bigger kids played. I got a few rounds done before he woke up and a few more rounds done while he was sitting next to me and trying to figure out where he was and how he'd gotten there. I did a few more rows and half of the picot bind off during Alex's karate class, so that should be easy to finish tonight.

The squares for the monkey quilt will be more of a challenge, since I don't remember where I left the fabric. Or the book. But they can't have gotten far.

I found some orange and brown Super Saver for the hat -- the most "petroglyphy" stuff I seem to have in my stash. If I keep raiding the log cabin blanket yarn for other projects until I run out, does that mean the blanket is done?

And the ballet top is just happily there. I know I can finish it in a single long evening, all that's left to do is make it longer, and I was looking for something else on my Elann order history and discovered that I've actually got six balls of the yarn instead of the four I thought I had, so I don't even have to worry about running out of yarn.


I did a search for the ballet top and found a link to Picovoli, and followed it just to see if I could use the yarn I'd thought about using for it a long time ago. And one of the substitutions listed is Shine Twist. There was a split second when I wondered what Shine Twist was before I realized that I've got some -- and maybe, just maybe, it's enough to make Picovoli with that and now I've got to go ransack the sewing room.

And while I was looking for the link to the hat pattern, I saw the intriguingly named Bear Claw Scarfette and fell instantly in love. I don't have enough of the first yarn that leaped into my mind, but I do have enough of the dark brown Super Kydd...

So who knows what I'll be working on tonight.

1 comment:

Rachel said...

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!!! (hee hee, can you tell I like the scarf you found?) It's sooo beautiful, perfectly for me, and I just LOVE it! (Ok, I'll stop gushing now).

Wheee, more fun things to start knitting!!


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