Wednesday, November 22, 2006


Irish Hiking scarf in progress. I have about 2 more feet to go. This one is for Jeff. Knit in Patons Classic Merino on size 8 needles.
My first MITTENS! Notice anything? Yes, they are both LEFT mittens...DUH. These are going to be for my mitten exchange pal. Since I need to have them mailed out by November 30th, I have started the second (hopefully the RIGHT one this time).
Second (well, actually third) mitten on the needles. I am thankfully done with the cuff.

Today is the day before Thanksgiving. I am working from home this morning. I hope to get at least four things off my to-do list so I will feel less guilty taking the afternoon off.

Friday, November 10, 2006

New stuff I am working on

I am about halfway done with the Irish Hiking Scarf for Jeff. It is knit from Patons Classic Wool-merino. It is knitting up exactly as I had hoped. I am a bit scattered on the knitting front as I am also knitting a scarf for our office scarf exchange and mittens for the Mittensdeuce swap. Not having made mittens before, I am worried that they will not turn out very good. I finally found a "bright" variegated yarn (swapee had said bright colors were preferred) that I am happy with. Maybe I put one on the needles this weekend.
I am perplexed by the fact that over the last year, I have spent alot of money on yarn but never seem to have what I need when the mood for a certain project strikes me. My new goal is to only buy yarn when I am ready to start a certain project and to only buy the yarn I need for that project. Not sure how long that will last!
I still have a couple of UFO's. I wish I could figure out how people put the sidebar with their UFO lists on them. Someday when I have a spare 1/2 hour, I will research how to do that!
Anyway, cotton cables afghan is still in the works. I have three out of the ten strips completed but gave up on that one for awhile.
The Adrienne Vittadini sweater is still in progress with one sleeve still on the needles. I completed the back but the two front pieces are going to be a challenge so I have set it aside until I am in the mood.
I am disappointed that my International Scarf Exchange pal STILL has not said thank you or any response about receiving the Lacy Kerchief scarf I knit for her. ARGH!