Archive for the ‘Knitting’ Category

Stash Diving

August 5, 2013

I was searching through my boxes of yarn looking for the second skein of Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock in the Jay Pond colorway when I came upon a rather pretty unfinished shawl. I couldn’t for the life of me recall what pattern it was so I searched my projects on Rav. I briefly thought it might be Susan Pandorf’s Weathertop Scarf– you know, if I had made some pretty large errors that had somehow managed to still look good. . .

Figuring that I hadn’t actually added it to my projects, I searched my queue but didn’t see anything likely. So I did a pattern browse for scarves, in my library, with lace, knit on 4.5 mm needles. No luck. So I took out the “in my library” section and on page 3 I found it!

It’s “Wandering” by Ruth Greenwald. Started in August of 2011 when it was a mystery kal pattern for Zen Yarn Garden’s Light and Dark Club. I thought it was pretty brilliant to have found it rather quickly with so little information, but I just did a quick search in my projects and it is there. I couldn’t find it because nowhere in my project page do I actually call it a “scarf”. So Ravelry works great but in this case the user leaves much to be desired!

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Knitting Style

November 10, 2012

I’ve been thinking about the Crazy KAL that the Stockinette Zombies and the Fat Squirrel Speaks are doing this month and next month. What is my knitting crazy? I think my normal knitting style is pretty darn crazy. . . I tend to start lots of things and not finish them. So much so that the fact that I have finished .let me see, 4 projects this year is some sort of record. I have so many WIPs it’s ridiculous. Apparently, Amy (from Stockinette Zombies) and Steve (from Dramatic Knits) are going to try to knit down to 0 WIPS. I’m clearly not going to do that in two months but I think that should be my long term goal. Try to have a reasonable number of projects on my needles: ones that I can actually finish within a year of starting!

Short-term what I’d like to finish in the next two months are the Legolas Socks, the Sourwood Mountain Mitts, Dalek dishcloths and at least one hat to donate for the Christmas Hat Drive.

I am also working on or about to work on Woolley Wormhead’s Mystery Hat KAL, Ellison Bay with the Singlehandedknits Group and a could of KALs with the She-Knits group.

Less urgent things to finish: Meta Mittens, Pooie Pie, buttons on my William the Bloody Cowel. (I finished knitting that almost a year ago.

But I have many many WIPS that I should add back in to my active knitting as I finish other things.