February 23, 2007

Back where I was

Filed under:News!,Works In Progress — Aileen @ 23:22

…well, nearly. Today was cool because I got some work started on pieces I haven’t played in a while, and I had the day to myself to put my feet up for a good spell and get some knitting done too. Thermal is back to where it was!

(I arted up the shot because it’s basically the same picture from before I frogged it… I knew you could tell). I had a paranoia attack right after I took this picture and started obsessively-compulsively measuring. It’s doing a bit better. Ten extra stitches doesn’t sound like much, but it’s five more little waffle squares, and when you think of it like that it makes you waffley hungry it seems like more. There’s nothing like a good episode of A Touch of Frost to get a good re-start on a sweater.

Remember my prediction for a completed pair of blue socks by today?

This is as far as I got

It was looking so sorry for itself tonight, it was practically crying into the sofa cushions. Oh well, there’ll be plenty of commuter knitting for it next week, because Thermal will probably be too cumbersome to chuck in my handbag after the weekend.

I received the Spring issue of Interweave Knits last Tuesday. I enjoy reading the articles and I admire some of the patterns, but there’s nothing in it to add to my wish-list (thank God! my wish-list has turned into one of those never-ending scrolls). I also picked up this month’s issue of Knit Today when I was in town… an enjoyable read over a cuppa but nothing very inspiring. Speaking of inspiration – I got a call from Chapters to say that Fitted Knits has finally come in. Apparently their supplier in the US is in Pennsylvania and they have had crazy snow during the week, which slowed up a lot of their deliveries. In a way, I don’t mind, because I’ve had the IK to keep me going and I am so looking forward to this book!

I had some other news but I can’t remember now… oh yes! A new episode of Craftypod is up and with it, a link to a great new service – Swap-Bot. Swap-Bot is a free service that allows you to participate in all sorts of swaps. It is mostly craft-orientated but you can swap books too. Check it out! I have signed up for Crash Your Stash! I pick out two unwanted skeins of yarn from my stash and post them off to a better home, and I will receive two more skeins into the bosom of my yarn. I have about a million left-over balls from projects and I know I won’t use it – even I have a limit on the amount of hats I want to make (but did I tell you? I’m planning on a new beret :D).

And keep an eye on This is Knit… they’ve got fantastic books coming in and have you seen the preview of the new Lorna’s Laces colours here? Waiter, one large bib please!


1 Comment »

  1. Ooh, surprise! Another beret! Hehehe :)

    Yay, Thermal’s fixed! I think it looks great, but the tininess of those stitches really make me think twice about making one for myself.

    Comment by Kristen — February 24, 2007 @ 17:03

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