Sunday, September 17, 2006

When I read other people's blogs I'm always amazed at how much knitting they manage to complete. I think I knit alot, but my completed projects seem miniscule next to other people's.

The Yarn Harlot was in Salt Lake City a week or so ago wearing an really beautiful shawl she had just finished. The pictures on her blog just don't do it justice. She's working on the second sock of her traveling sock pair and has multiple pictures of other projects she's working on or has finished. I've been working on the same sock all summer - I'm almost through with the top. I did finish my Interweave Knits wave skirt though. I love this skirt. I wore it into the local mall the other day and I was only there a few minutes, but I was stopped three times by people who wanted to know where I got the skirt. I wore it to the Yarn Harlot's book signing and was practically mobbed by other knitters. It turned out much better than I thought it would. Here's the picture:

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

A Great Procrastinator

I'm not really a bad blogger-----I'm just a really great procrastinator.
I might finally have a few minutes to catch up before Daughter realizes I've taken over the computer. (It's MY computer!!! Okay, so I think it's my computer, but apparently I'm delusional.)

I've been doing a bit of knitting, a bit of traveling, a bit of reading, and a bit of working. Nothing like a balanced life, at least from a Buddhist perspective.

I knitted this cute little baby hat. There's no pattern, I just knitted it out of some bits and pieces from my stash.

Did I mention my stash? I have a LARGE stash. I have yarn in there that is older than I am. I have no explanation for this, but it really is true.

I'm working on a pattern for a bunch of baby bootees - the pattern will be for sale in a month or so. Here's a preview of one pair - this is the happiness symbol, so of course these bootees are called "Happy Feet":

I've also been knitting the Wave skirt from the Spring 2005 issue of Interweave Knits. I love this pattern. It's a bit hard to follow, but it's an easy knit and it's turning out really well. I'm hoping to have it done in a day or two - I'm also hoping I have some spare time to post it. We'll see how things go.