Monday, August 16, 2004

Like I need another hole in my head...

Well, I have a new WIP - the lovely MondoCable courtesy of Bonne Marie. I cranked through most of the front of this over the weekend. I've been on a mission to find a project to use my stash of Reynolds Morocco and this pattern also included a giant cable (though I can't say that I got much cable experience using this pattern) in the center. I decided to knit the cable in a contrasting color to break the monotony of the offwhite. I say that like I knew what I was doing. I must say that I didn't have a clue if my idea would work or not. However, thanks to Ei's advice, I did not let this pattern outsmart me and as evidenced by the photo, it looks pretty darn good. Hopefully, I'll finish the armhole shaping tonight and then start the very boring backside tomorrow.

I didn't make it to the Knit In yesterday. We overslept and didn't even make it to church (oops) so I started the day easily two hours behind. I guess our bodies needed the rest as not a single one of us woke up before 10:30 am. Needless to say, there was too much to do around the house for me to justify leaving for three hours. However, I made up for the knitting time yesterday evening so all was right with the world.

I'm starting to plot out Christmas gifts. Scarves bore me now that I've learned various knitting techniques like YO, K2tog, lace patterns, increases and decreases, etc. Maybe a few bags/totes, some felted slippers, ponchos and a sweater or two for the special people in my life. What that means is that I need to focus on finishing the UFOs that I started for myself or they will go on hold until January. I just found out that a cousin-in-law just learned how to knit so I get to look forward to spoiling her with some yarn in the near future. MIL now thinks that she wants to get into knitting since everyone else is doing it - eck! Is nothing sacred?

Still haven't started painting yet. We will have company for the next two evenings so I may not get started until later this week. That's okay. I'm enjoying the solace of my little space and the fact that I can spread yarn everywhere that I want to without worrying about anything happening to it. I can't wait to organize my stash. I think I'm going to use transparent cubbies with drawers so that they're safe from bugs but so I can still see who's where. Speaking of my knitting salon, I came up with an idea and posted it on KR. I've called it the Pieces of Peace project. I want to surround myself with good Karma, peacefulness and the knitting of my friends from around the world. Since I don't have any local buddies, I decided to reach out to my virtual friends. The response has been good so far. In addition, for each piece that is donated, I will make a contribution to Knitter's Review. If you're interested in participating, send me an email (indigomuse at verizon dot net) and I'll send you the address and more information.

Well, back to work and enjoying yet another breezy, cool August day...

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