I'm swamped at work. Dragging home to tend children and taxi them to and fro. I took a week break from knitting on the blanket, am back at it, turned the 3rd corner of the cabled section and am flying down the 4th side to the final corner and then grafting. You know how much I LOVE grafting...but I am looking forward to knitting miles of stockinette shortly.
I went to Yarnover last Saturday and enjoyed the market place. It was very busy since I got there during the lunch break. I found some roving, a natural reddish brown and then really splurged on 3 skeins of 3 Irish Girls yarn. Can't wait to see what I end up doing with that.
Spring is in full force here in MN. Much earlier than normal, so I really need to push on the blanket so I can try and finish it before I can't stand to knit with that much wool in my lap. Considering I am in MN I still probably have a good six weeks before it gets really sticky here.
Sorry for the boring post. But I hope to post at least weekly...so right now, this is as good as it gets.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
As much as I love the blanket, I'm ready for a bit of a break. So I worked on this, the Inga hat. I'm nearly to the decreases and think it looks great. I'm happy that my fair isle is looking smoother and smoother and the floats appear just right. A good soak when I'm done and it should be just right!
Thursday, April 8, 2010
It isn't as smooth as I'd like it to be, but it isn't bad either. So I will keep whipping along. I'm hoping to finish the second side by the end of the weekend. One person's Yggsdrasil on Ravelry was COMPLETED in five weeks. Five weeks. Lord she must have knit in her sleep! I'm hoping to have it finished possibly by the end of May, but I'm not swearing to it.
And just as a foot note, spring arrived in Minnesota way early this year, leaves are all ready budding on trees, the lawns are perking up. I'm afraid to hope we are really done with winter, although the temp was 35 degrees farenheit this morning, I'm still sticking to my sandals. My toes are free and loving it!