Saturday, March 04, 2006

My fingers are flyin'!

Over the last week or so, I've completed a project, started a new one, re-started an old one, and I'm researching yet another. Must be something about spring that's gotten me all worked up.

After finishing about half of the Sophie bag, I decided that it was too loose, even for a pre-felted item, on the US 10.5 needles. So, I started over on US 10s, Clover circs to be exact, and I liked it much better. Here she is, in Cascade 220 color number 9460 (a really pretty green/grey heather).

I'm in the process of knitting up a butterfly in orange and grey alpaca yarn to put on the front of the bag. It just needs something, ya know? The pattern I'm using for the butterfly is from Stitch 'N Bitch Nation. I'll post a pic when I'm done.

Since my normal wallet won't quite fit in Sophie, I bought this cute little gorilla wallet at a shop in Lake Oswego called Lucky Me. I also had to have the Hello Kitty cell phone antenna charm. It was just too perfect with my existing Hello Kitty "Princess" sticker I had on the back.

While I was waiting for Sophie to block, I started work on the Blizzard shawl from Scarf Style. I had actually bought several skeins of Sierra yarn from Knit Picks to make the Oregon Vest from Oat Couture, but I hated the way it looked. Not sure if it just wasn't the right color (I got it in Mist), but I had to rip it out and find some other use for the yarn. I realised that the color is so flat, much like the gunmetal grey of a military airplane, that it didn't look good on a girly girl like me. However, it would make a really sleek and warm shawl/lap blanket. Here it is, about halfway done:

I've also picked up my very old project, Kathy from Rowan's Cork Collection. This sweater's been in the works for like, ever... I can't even remember when I started it, but I think it was from before we moved to Oregon, so we're talking middle of 2005. I'm just knitting up the buttonhole bands, but all the main pieces are done and waiting to be blocked.

Since it looks like I'm near completion on that, I started looking into what to do next. I'm looking ahead to spring, as so many of us are, and I remembered that I've been wanting to do the Apricot Jacket from Rebecca 27 for a long time but never got around to deciding on the yarn. Unless I find the "real" stuff on sale or on eBay, I usually hunt down a more economical option. I might use Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece, but I just noticed that Knit Picks released some new cotton yarns that might work.

I also love the Sweater with Diagonal Ribs from Rebecca 24. It reminds me a lot of Pinup Queen from Stitch 'N Bitch, but with bell sleeves and additional diagonal ribs. So much to knit, how's a girl to decide?

1 comment:

kat said...

i really like that sophie bag...we are doing a bag knit along & i keep seeing more i want do do