Friday, March 18, 2011

Yarn Support

The yarn from Knit Picks for the sample of Stacked came today! A beautiful deep green. And they sent an extra ball!
Aargh - so much knitting to be done, so little time to do it!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

My Jobs are Interfering with my Knitting...

My to -do list is getting longer and longer and the FOs are few and far between.

Still working on February's YOTM, have yet to start March's YOTM.

In addition to having less time to knit, I've had some test knitting both for myself and for others that is taking up all my knitting time right now. By the end of the month I hope to finish my pattern that I'm testing and my 6th test knit for Romi. Hopefully next month I'll finish the YOTM projects for February, March, and April. I started a cardigan because I need one, but it's warming up now so that may go into hibernation for the summer.

So, to sum up, there is knitting going on but nothing to show for it!

Here's a picture of the pretty yarn I'm using for the Romi test-knit -

It's Merino Drip from Grey Drizzle Fiber Arts in Rusted. I loves it.

Oh, and some good news, my scarf pattern (Stacked) was accepted by Knit Picks for their Independent Designer Program. They're going to send me yarn to knit a sample for them to photograph. Something else for the to-do list.

And I've been buying yarn. Lots of yarn. Mostly madelinetosh but also Yarn Chef and now I want some more Merino Drip. Every yarn I knit with I want more of. I loved the doubled Creme Brulee stole from January's YOTM project so much that I ordered 2 more skeins of CB to make something else with. So much for stash reduction.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Out With a Whimper

February was a blur.

Still working on YOTM#2. It got interrupted by a new pattern idea (the grey scarf above), something I wanted to finish and wear quickly (the grey scarf/shawl above), a test knit (the grey and green shawl), and some testing of a shawl I knit last year that I want to publish a pattern for. (The original was grey, the one I'm working on is grey-blue.) I've also cast on for a cardigan that I really need NOW (It's NOT grey.) I did draw the yarn for March - luckily it's 200 yards of madelinetosh Bulky (also not grey) which will hopefully knit up quickly. By the end of the month, I plan to finish YOTM#2, YOTM#3, the cardigan, the shawl pattern, and the reknitting of the edging of a sweater I made last year.
March yarn -