Sunday, September 21, 2008


My knitting and focus on projects has been a little different lately. Those that know me, know that I am a small needle girl, most of my projects, we are talking sweaters here, are knit on size 2 through size four needles. And, I am a fan of colorwork and complicated designs.

But lately, I have becomed enamored with texture. And I am using worsted weight yarn on size 7 needles for almost all of these sweaters. I have one sweater, the February Lady Sweater, that has the lace body. I have the Silver Belle on needles, that is just one cable after the other, as is the Aran Wrap from the Fall issue of Vogue Knitting.

And then throw in two Norah Gaughn designs. One is a coat, and the other a cardigan.

Texture, texture, texture. I just can't seem to get enough of it. Yes, a different focus for me, but I like it. Luckily I have been able to fit in a lot of knitting lately, at the boys' football practice, at their games, and at the Rockies game last night, because I have so much on the needles that I want to WEAR!!! And class projects to finish, but we won't go there right now will we?

Sunday, September 14, 2008

It's Fall, isn't it?

I'm sitting here looking out the window, and it's overcast, so I'm thinking that today might not be as pretty a fall day as yesterday, but oh well, I have SO much knitting to do, and there is football to watch later today, so no big deal.

I have been knitting for the past 2 hours, I woke up at 5:00AM and have taken advantage of a quiet house and been in the yarn room listening to podcasts and working on a class sample for a class I'm teaching next month at String. I listened to The High Fiber Diet this morning which is a new podcast. They are having problems with the sound quality, but once they iron the bugs out, I think it will be one on my continuous download list. Two gals in Michigan who love to knit.

I have so many things I want to get done. I made a list of the high priority items and holy crap I think I have 17 sweaters on it to finish. I have several that I would like to get done to wear to Stitches East, so we will see. I cast on Silver Belle this week, the yarn has been in the yarn room for a year, and as much as I love to knit cables, it was time to cast it on. So between it and lace, I am trying to work on a million other projects. And, I told the boys yesterday that I was going to knit them Transformers hats, so I need to get the yarn for those. Luckily I knit stranded knitting fast so I can get those done before our pre-Halloween snow that we always get in early October.

Youngest son's football game was postponed yesterday due to the field being wet, poor guy was so disappointed, especially since his brother's game went on as scheduled - his team won. Hey more knitting time for mom!

I was one of the lucky few that got in the Wollemeise sock club (actually got in by way of the 2nd lottery drawing - I didn't think I got in) and received the first package this week. Two skeins of beautiful yarn, one in elderbush and the other in box wreath, some Holz & Stein DPNs, a ruler, a piece of candy (okay I ate it already - yummy) a beautiful sock pattern and a letter from Claudia. SO COOL!!!! I am being good though. I am going to finish September's socks - just turned the heel on the first sock yesterday, before I even think about another pair. Oh that's right, add socks to the mountain of knitting to finish..............................

Well, the sons just came downstairs to see mommy, my quiet time is over.

Have a good day everyone.