Sunday, January 18, 2009

Lightening Speed

Selfish Knitting.....On Friday I was still deciding what I might like to do next for me, quite happy pottering along with some small things for my doll clothes swap in the meantime.....And yes to everyone who commented , doll soakers are on the to do list...no more *ahem* baring it all photos ;)

Now its Monday morning and I'm more than halfway through my next knit for myself. My needles have been flying! Granted, I haven't done much housework either but we have 2 more weeks of summer holiday before the routines of daily life suck away at my knitting time. I'm making the most of it!

Owls

I stumbled across this a few days ago and knew right away I was going to make one.

Luckily I didnt have to wait long for the pattern to go up.

Luckily I also just happened to have a sweater's worth of gray chunky wool in my stash.

Knit with 14ply on 7mm this really is a super quick knit.

Normally I browse the pattern pages on Ravelry for hours and hours looking at how designs look on different body shapes and looking for comments about the pattern and any issues. This is the first time I've leapt right in....it's exciting! And just the kind of knitting I want to do in 09. Knitting for myself. Because I want to. Right now.

I'll be cabling the owls today....

8 comments:

Sharonnz said...

Such a delicate grey - that is going to look so sweet in owls! Love that fitted pattern a LOT!!

PrincessPea said...

Yay for selfish knitting! I love that pattern, and I can really see it looking fantastic on you!

Rose Red said...

Love the proliferation of owl knits! Yay you for being selfish (heh!)

KnitWit said...

I know what you mean about selfish knitting being exciting! I saw Ishbel by Ysolda go up, I immediately wanted to make it.. so I did! I'm one of the first 16 projects on Ravelry and I'm pretty thrilled. I'm thinking I'll have it done in a couple of days. =)

The owl pattern is so cute! I can't wait to see how yours turns out!

amanda said...

Cannot wait to see this finished! Lily is begging me to knit it for her!

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Looking forward to your finished photos! Good luck.

lucky knitter said...

That is going to be beautiful! Love the color you chose. How nice to have it in your stash.

tash* said...

oh i love that pattern too! You must be speeding through it :)