Wednesday, January 26, 2011

This Is the Life!

I'm not sure why I didn't want to spend the winter here; tiny condo, no yard, no pets....what's not to like?  Now I don't want to go back to Seattle on Saturday to deal with the bills, yard, pets, kid, rain, cold, etc.  I'm getting so much knitting done!  Oh well, I'll be back before too long and while I'm home I'll get to take a spinning class and visit the vendors' market at the Madrona Fiber Arts retreat in Tacoma, WA.  I didn't go last year and am looking forward to it this time.  I'm sure I'll do some stash enhancement, but my thinking now is that if I'm going to split my time between two homes for the next few months, I'm going to have to divide up my stash a bit.  I've ordered a few skeins of yarn that have come here, but it's not quite enough yet.  When I come back I have visions of my suitcase being filled with yarn.  Or I could just ship a box to myself.  That would be easier.  I have to have a variety of yarn available in case I feel like starting a different project, you know.

Here's what I've done since I posted last.  I finished the bed socks for DH (my, they're long and skinny, aren't they?)  He loves them since it gets cool in the evenings and we don't have the best comforter on the bed here.

I finished spinning the Zen String Merino/Bamboo fiber and it came out nicely.  I think I'll make a scarf out of it.

I finished the second front of my Cassidy cardigan and started on the sleeves.  I didn't take a current photo of this, but it's coming along nicely.

I got out my Geodesic cardigan that's being knit from Wollmeise laceweight.  I had some trouble with the fronts matching, so I ripped back a bit, fudged the decreases, blocked the body and sewed up the shoulders.    It has a little more fiddling needed before it looks really good, but I've done so much work on it that I want to finish.  Here's a photo from before I sewed up the shoulders but after it dried.  The stitches evened out some and I'm a lot happier with the way I think it will look when finished.

I'll start on the sleeves soon, but want to try to finish Cassidy so I can wear it in Seattle when I'm home.

I finished my Herbivore but need to take it home to block on my blocking wires.  I love it, though, even if it does look like some sort of sea creature at the moment.

Wow, that's a lot.  I'm still trying to walk, run, or swim every day but that doesn't take too long.  I don't have a car during the day, so I just have to stay here and knit.  Darn!

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