Wow, it has seriously been ages since I even thought about this, but since I've been listening to all these knitting podcasts and I've been knitting every second I get lately, I feel the need to blog. I already posted on my regular LJ, callmeserenity
about a thing or two, but I need to stop doing that and focus all my knitting blogginess here.
Anyway, so here's what's up with me these days. I have so many knitting projects that I WANT to knit that I get frustrated trying to finish what I am knitting. I can't knit fast enough! I know everybody feels that way sometimes. So, I've decided to let myself keep 4 projects on the needles at all times. 4 different types of projects. And they are: sweater, sock, fix and gift.
So, for my sweater I'm currently working on this lovely oversized shrug that will end up being like a sort of long sleeved wrap instead of a typical short tight fitting shrug. I'm making it out of my lime green Debbie Bliss tweed that I have tried to make into other things and refuses to be anything nice. I really hope this works because I love this yarn and desperately want to wear it and I spent a small fortune on it so DANGNABIT it is going to become something!!! Ahem. Plus, I really want to finish this so I can start the gorgeous kimono style sweater I'm dying to make out of this beautiful cranberry red merino/silk/alpaca yarn my sister got me for Christmas. And then after that, I want to make this wrap sweater in a turquoise colour. I have my whole sweater year planned out.
Socks right now isn't socks, but leg warmers I'm making out of a self striping turquoise/grey sock yarn. I need legwarmers. I've actually put them aside for a bit as I work on a pair of wrist warmers out of this goreous black alpaca wool that nezoc
got me for Christmas. I have one done and I've started the second, in less than a week, so they're a quick knit. And SO WARM. And today someone picked up the finished one and said how gorgeous it was, so yay. But as soon as these are done, back to the legwarmers. I want to be able to wear them at least once this season. But I have at least 3 pairs of socks calling to me to be knit, so I need to get going with the legwarmers!!
My fix project is a pair of socks I knit last year when I was first learning toe up socks and I totally botched the heels. So I'm ripping them back to the heel and redoing them. But since I had so much yarn leftover, I've decided to knit them up taller, see if I can make them knee highs. When I finish these, I have to finish my argyle sweater vest. The front turned out great, but the back is driving me batty. The first time it was too big, then it was too small so I'm knitting it up for the THIRD TIME. And then I have to seam it together AGAIN and do ribbing. It's my I WANT TO KILL IT project but I worked so hard on it I WILL FINISH IT!!! And hopefully before the spring.
My gifts I probably won't talk too much about for obviously reason. I don't want to ruin surprises. But I usually have at least one gift going for someone at any one time. I always have great ideas about what I'm going to make people for birthdays/Christmas/whatever but whether those ever get started or done on time is another thing altogether.
So, as you can see, I'm a busy knitting bee and I have so much I want to accomplish in the next couple of months. I'll post pictures of finished projects as I get to them. Or, I'll try to at least. I can be a slacker about removing pictures off my camera. I really need to work on that.