I am not knitting my Clapotis. Because well, it just got a bit boring. I'm a little way into the middle straight section and have dropped a few stitches , which was fun. But not fun enough to keep me interested. At one stage I wasn't sure if I could find any wool to continue with it since it's now discontinued and off the shelves everywhere here (Cleckheaton Vintage Hues). Luckily Mum (again) came to my rescue and sent me some more (thanks Mum). Unfortunately that means I can no longer use 'ran out of yarn' as a valid excuse to give up on this. I *do* want to finish and snuggle under it this winter. I just don't especially want to knit it right now.
If you would like to see a lovely finished Clapotis then check our Shortly's sportweight version here and Mary's stunning one here
I am not knitting my Juliet scarf. I'm not sure why I'm not knitting it. Actually I'm not sure why I AM knitting it. A very unlike me project in colour and in style. I think when I CO I was feeling like I should attempt something a bit more substantial for the Long Lacy Summer I signed up for but didn't actually really complete anything for (although I did make about 4 tops with LACEY bits , I didn't actually knit any LACE). It needs concentration. I have 3 small children.
I am also not knitting my Fargyle socks. I have one done and now after reading this fantastically written and funny post from Rose Red I am feeling very sad for my poor lonesome sock. But not so sad I'm going to CO for its mate! Second sock syndrome? It would appear so.
I spent my summer holiday finishing up the squares for M1's blanket. But currently I am 'not knitting' the edging. I was waiting until the weather cooled you know. Obviously its not cooled quite enough yet.
Also 'not knitting' this cute swing dress I talked about here. Knitting a summery bamboo top when summer is ending probably wasn't a wise move so I frogged back the inch or so I'd started and will leave that for next summer.
I AM however making good progress on M1's Robin Hood Jacket and have completed the back and half a sleeve. So far its coming along nicely and although the cables looked quite intimidating they really aren't so bad.
I'm going to get this done and then think about going back to some of my hibernating projects. Maybe.
Monday, March 30, 2009
Posted by sweetp at 4:56 PM