Sunday, February 22, 2009

Wintery Wonders

I completed my mom's mittens and headwarmer prior to giving them to her!

And I forgot to photograph them.

Seems that the projects I photograph don't get finished on time and the ones I don't photograph do.
I need to fix that.

I got my KYS Swap package yesterday and it was overwhelmingly amazing. I had been focusing so much on the things I'm getting people that I didn't think much about what I might be getting from someone else!

I did start my socks, and they are moving along pretty well. I haven't posted what I chose because I didn't want to get anyone's hopes up if the giant frog came to visit. I'm glad they have a pattern though, because I'm not sure how I feel about how the yarn works up in stockinette. I also am not sure about the toe that I chose, but that's something I can work out in the future. I'm a little worried they will be too big, but again, I can work that out in the future too.

My super exciting lace northern lights shawl has been hibernating. I really really need to finish those gloves for my coworker and find and finish my brother's socks.

Today I spent most of the day curled up with Bleu watching Law and Order and knitting. I also did some dyeing. I got over enthusiastic and dyed some yarn completely red and now I'm not sure what I want to do with it. I could use it for another swap partner. Maybe that's what I'll do - red is one of her colors. I also did some more dyeing with coffee and my hands smell like it! I dyed some peach nylon tape yarn with it because I don't like the peach so much. I keep ending up with pastels. Not sure how. Everything is draining now and I'm going to try to motivate myself to hank it tonight so it can start drying.

Friday, February 13, 2009

BSJ Success!

I completed and gifted the two BSJs to the MTB BEFORE she had her babies.

She seemed really pleased. I really do enjoy that pattern.


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

I Know You are Waiting

To see which sock I'm going to attempt to start - and finish - and who is going to get a cool prize.

Right now I (stupidly) decided I needed to knit things for some of my swaps and they are all due the end of this month.

I also have to put closures on the two BSJs I made for my co-worker.

I may abandon one of the swap projects, because everything I've tried just hasn't worked for me. I need to sit down with all my swaps (somehow I have 4 going on right now) and get them inventoried so I know if I need to do anything else for them.

Two of them are 'due' on the 28th. One of them has to be mailed the other one has a little more leeway. One of them I still want to order something for, which I can't do until tomorrow.

I really would like to have socks made before I'm in flipflops/no shoes for until it gets cold again.

I have to finish a thumb, weave in ends and block my mom's birthday presents (we're getting together on the 21st).

I have a shawl I started for myself that I LOVE and haven't had a chance to work on at all.

I need a sugar mama that will let me knit when I want to and work when I want to!

Speaking of work...