Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Frogging and Holiday Knitting

So, some people love frogging. But I am not in Laura's camp.

There has been much frogging in the past few weeks here. :(

First, let me tell you the unfinished story of "I Do." I Do turned out to be I Don't - it never cooled off here, and I just didn't have a good feeling about it being good weather for a wool shrug during an outdoor wedding. Good thing, as it turned out to be in the upper 80s the morning of the wedding, and we were all sweating buckets standing in the sun. Luckily, I wasn't far up the second sleeve when I decided not to continue. Unfortunately, I had finished all of one sleeve. So, if anyone wants one sleeve of "I Do" knit in LB Wool-Ease in Fisherman's wool, let me know. I've got one just lying here that I don't have the heart to frog.

Sadly, not too long after I Do's demise, the ruffles scarf followed. I really wanted to take back the Cotton-Ease to try Samus with, and I was worried I wouldn't have enough, and then not be able to get more. I'll try it again, but probably in a different yarn.

And when we went to Austin I ripped the ankle socks. I had messed up the short row heel - somehow had ended up with 8 too many stitches, and the fingering weight yarn seemed too funky knitted up on size 3s - too stretched out on my foot. Of course, I was over halfway down the foot when I frogged. I'll go back to this in the spring, so I can have some cute spring/summer socks. But now I want wool socks!

Two other projects that were slated for the frog pond were reincarnated as other projects.

Many many moons ago I started a belt, that I had to steal the needles from this to use for something else, so it sat unfinished in my knitting basket for months. Until I decided to rip back and bind off, and reincarnate it as a bookmark! It will be a gift for The Girl.

Also reinvented was the charity scarf. It was really too wide for a useable scarf, and it was acrylic, so I didn't want to finish it. I ripped back a bit, bound off, and it will be a blanket for The Girl's animals/dolls.

I would show you a picture, but, well, I'm lazy.

i just finished spending all the last of the christmas gift knitting project money. I would tell you what I bought, but well, many of you reading would have your gifts ruined! But I can't wait for it to get here - new projects!!!!!

One last note - I went by a different branch of the library than I normally go to tonight, and they had a bunch of knitting books I hadn't seen there before. Many old, out of print tomes, and a few newbies. One that I enjoyed was Nicky Epstein's Knitted Embellishments which has some cute things that I might use as gift tags. The other, I am really excited about. [WARNING: Nerd Alert. We will not be held responsible for the huge laughter that may follow.] It's No Idle Hands: The Social History of American Knitting. Would I be a huge nerd if I knitted while reading this? I am so excited - it's that history major in me, I suppose.

Finally, before I become comatose, why do we have to wait 3 FREAKING WEEKS for new LOST episodes! With scary Walt, too! Boo......

1 comment:

  1. Ooh--I was scoping out NO IDLE HANDS too. Let us know if you like it!