Thursday, February 14, 2008

My My My

So pretty. I'm not really into all of this, but I suppose somewhere, in the pit of my heart, there must be a litte bit of a romantic. This year especially, I've toyed with heart projects, used a lot of red in my work and just felt a little, oh, what shall I call it, softer? My lovely niece once again delivered my box of Turtles. Love them. I only had one. So far.

Another month flew by and little accomplished knitwise. That never stops me from increasing my stash and other goodies I need or is it want? No, it's a definite need. My drug of choice. Maybe a little TMI, but i love the feel and smell of yarn. I think I admire my acquisitions, spend a lot of time "designing" and choosing projects more than actually working on anything lately. A tad quirky but not my only quirkiness ya know.

I've been on a glove kick lately. I must have knit the equivalent of 4 pairs, then ripped most of them, but somehow enjoyed that process. Chalked it up to learning experience. Changed a little here and there. Add this, decrease that. It's all good. So I bought more of the Peruvian Silk Baby Silk from What else could I do? It knits up beautifully and feels oh so good.

What can I say about the Silken Kydd? Luscious. I'm going to knit that barely there lace sweater pictured at elann, pattern in Vogue Knitting Holiday 2005. Rather ambitous, but I should get it done in time for a Christmas gift this year, I think?

I'm slowly but surely trying to replace all of my needles with bamboo. These pictured were bought from Spin Blessing, where I was able to find some hard to get dpn's. Namely 4 & 5 inchers I'll now be using for knitting fingers on my gloves. Makes things a lot easier not having those long needle ends sticking out around a circle of, oh 18 or 20 stitches. I do like the 5 inchers a little better. Easier to handle. And though it's hard to tell from the pic, the little single points are only 2 1/2" long. Not for knitting, but I'll pose them with my Blythe when I get her all dressed. She'll be a knitter, of course.

And my red gloves are coming along. A few changes prevented me from finishing today, but I'm almost there. Love them.

Everything else needs finishing touches, blocking, weaving in ends, etc. The part I like the least.

I never mean to stay away from my blog for so long, but the days are just flying for me. Somehow "later" or "tomorrow" just doesn't happen. I'm really going to try and post more often. So if I start blithering and talking about anything and everything that happens to me, bear with me. It's all in an effort to be around more and not disappear. Really.


kim said...

Well, it seems you have plenty of projects lined up. I feel the same way - there never seems to be enough time. But there's always time to accumulate more...

Have a great weekend!

Nora said...

Yep, I agree - we need more time! Good to have you back. x

~RaenWa~ said...

I love that purple yarn omg it looks so soft I can't wait to see what you make from it

baronreads said...

I've not knit actual gloves with fingers yet, but your picture is worth a million words. I SO "get it" now!! It doesn't look so daunting and I know I can do this! Your work is beautiful!!