Thursday, November 15, 2007

Stealth Knitting

A couple of weeks ago I bought four skeins of Noro Silk Garden, two of #221 (the browns and turquoise) and two of #226 (the blues, purples, and grays.) Can you guess what they're for? I would go into detail but they're for a Christmas present. Let's just say a nice man in Brooklyn inspired this project. I'm about one third of the way through and though not a great challenge it's been a very fun knit. I love watching the colors as they change and intermingle. I find that I'm eager to just get "just a few more rows" done before I put it down, and it's all the more frustrating that I have to sneak it in when I'm the only one home, or awake.

I've got pictures on Ravelry so if you're interested check them out. I'm listed as knittingin there.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Let the Holiday Knitting Begin!

I've been making a bit of progress on the Apricot sweater, and this time I have a picture to prove it. That's the back, almost done and the two completed front pieces. I'm not as far along as I'd like to be. I was hoping I'd be done by now, partly so I could where it, and partly because I need to move on to Christmas knitting if I'm going to get any done in time! I've been tempted to put Apricot on hiatus. I'm feeling kind of guilty working on something for myself when I'd normally be working on gifts by now, but I'm so afraid that I won't ever get back to it if I stop. I've had a little problem with this in the past, this not finishing a sweater thing. I've got one or two (okay maybe three) bags with abandoned sweater projects, carefully tucked away in a closet where I don't have to see them unless I actively look for them. I'm absolutely determined not to let that happen again.

Still I've decided to get the ball rolling on some Christmas knitting. I joined the Holiday KAL-CAL in hopes that it would help spur me along to get more done. I started small with one of my little felted wristlets. I used the same colors of Lamb's Pride Worsted as I did in my Sorbet Entrelac Tote so this is my Sorbet Felted Wristlet. Here it is pre-felted...

and felted.

It's just big enough for a cell phone, a couple credit cards, some money, and lip balm. What else does a girl really need? When the large loop is threaded through the small one, it does a pretty nice job of holding a cell phone securely. I plan on making a few more of these for friends and co-workers.
They're a quick knit so I should be able to get a few more done.