Saturday, September 02, 2006

back to school time

The yarn guy---I mean, the mail carrier came yesterday. And he brought me this:

...9 hanks of Handpainted Yarn bulky wool in Velvet Grapes. The colors are similar to the colors I'm using in my sock, but have a much greater range. Apparently I'm going through a purple phase. I ordered this yarn to make Lady Eleanor from Scarf Style. Since I'm so close to finishing the sweater, I thought I'd go ahead and start a brand new project!! It really makes no sense, but it happens every time. As soon as I'm this close to finishing a project, I start spending all my time searching for new patterns and comparing yarns and then casting on for the new thing. I actually did start one of the sleeves for the cabled turtleneck, and it shouldn't take me any longer than a mindless (yet addictive) reality show marathon to finish both of them, so I don't feel too bad starting Lady Eleanor.

Well, I learned magic loop the other night and it Changed My Life. It's absolutely my favorite tricky knitting technique yet. I get what everyone's raving about now and it will definitely result in more socks down the road.

Overall, it was quite a productive summer of knitting for me. I completed the lace panel cardi that I'd had on the needles for a while, finished the Prairie Tunic, knit 2 Odessa hats, learned how to knit socks, and put a big dent in the cabled turtleneck sweater. Unfortunately, I have to resume my position as a responsible, contributing member of society next week. The knitting will slow down, but before that happens I'm going to try to add "Taught Myself Entrelac" to the list!


Blogger Karin said...

That yarn is great!! I have yet to try entrelac.

Magic Loop is great for gloves too BTW. I pretty much never knit socks and I use the technique all the time.

What happens next week? Are you a student too? I started classes this past week :P. At least they are more interesting than Spring Semester was!

1:11 PM  
Blogger jenna said...

Actually, I'm a teacher. I love my summers off!

7:17 PM  

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