Tuesday, March 3, 2009

on the knitting front

I've been working on a hodge podge of knitting projects lately. I'm sooo close to being done my red high neck vest...but I ran out of yarn and I'm waiting for my LYS to call and tell me they got my order in, so I can get this thing off the needles. My mom keeps telling me to enjoy the process....I keep telling her I want to enjoy wearing it. In the meantime I finished the Be My dishcloth that I started in February. It's a free pattern and well written, but it's also big! The finished measurements are 10" by 10". I even knit it on size 3 needles. It might have been a towel if I'd used my usual size 7s. Kris has a bunch of cute dishcloth patterns if you're looking for something quick and easy....sometimes that's nice when you've been working on a detailed project. Susan calls this palette cleansing.

I've been wearing some handknits...my dear friend Kristyn knit me the Chunkie Beanie and a Winter warmer for my birthday and they've both been getting a lot of wear. Love them!!! Perfect timing with all the snow we got. Thanks Little One!
I also cast on and started my Wisp. (If you just went and looked at the pattern link, I want to say -"trust me, it's not going to look like that on me...for multiple reasons".) This too is a free pattern from knitty.com. It's a kind of "scarf, wrap, cowl, shawl, however you want to wear it thingy". It's also a fun and satisfying knit.The yarn I'm using is a great avocado/pistachio green from Larissa. The pattern is easy and mindless. It'll be great for car/courtside knitting which I'll be doing a lot of next week as we head to Lynchburg, Va for a big basketball tournament. Speaking of basketball...did you happen to see the front page of the Washington Times? That's my girl right there in the center (#12). The Times did a feature article on the Warriors (a home school basketball team). It was a solid four pages long...they also covered some other area teams in Virginia as well. They really did a nice job of tackling the issues that home school sports teams deal with. We're pushing some boundaries here in the athletic world...Such excitement going on. Also, check out Indigo's First Daffodils photo blog. She's got some beautiful shots that are sure to keep you encouraged that spring is coming. (one of mine is in there....about third down from the top) Have a great over the hump day!

12 comments:

Kristyn Knits said...

wow! all that in one post! you go girl.
1.your vest looks great!! 2. the cloth does as well...but huge, heh? 3. can't wait to see your wisp. I'd say I wanted to make one, but I'm on a new knitting freeze- buying yarn and new projects- have to get re-excited about the projects I already have yarn for!

molly said...

i LOVE the vest. It looks like something I would wear all the time. I clicked on your link to the knit simple and saw all the cute kids stuffed animals. I must.make.that.sheep!! Are the patterns in a mag, or can I find them online? Love it!

Coach said...

You look marvelous in that hat!!!

mark said...

got to agree with the coach on that one. and your mom is wise. (after the bold declarations, his voice goes to a whisper) please don't tell your mom, but i know where you are coming from. sometimes we all feel a little less joy in journey, and way more "are we there yet!" and i don't blame you, it's a beautiful, bright, expertly knit vest!

Kristyn Knits said...

so happy you're enjoying the hat! looks great on you! can't wait to make myself one too.

Mary said...

It was great to see you again and do some crafting together. You really inspire me how much you are able to accomplish. Have fun on your trip next week and hope JS feels better soon.

Jen said...

You are a prolific knitter! The vest looks like its going to be wonderful, nice job!

fromallstitchedup said...

You have been very busy ! Everything looks great. I'm sure you'll be wearing the vest in time for spring days. Also congrats on the great article. I loved reading about my daughter in sports. Believe me all the hard work of team sports will pay off in spades my daughter is 25 and has great memories.

amanda said...

I love posts like this! A bit of everything. Bet you're so proud of your girl too!

The WoodLand School said...

It's so great to see homeschool sports teams in the news! Yippee for your daughter!

You got me hooked on dishclothes again ... it's the perfect in-between-projects project : )

Gigi said...

Well, you're a busy girl! Love all the knits you're working on. I'm especially intrigued by the 'Wisp' -- looks like something light enough to wear even in this HOT part of the world I live in. I've put away all knitting that isn't cotton for now!

Christina said...

That's SO awsome that your daughter got right on the front page! Btw, you inspire me to knit. I'll admit that it's one of my more neglected hobbies. Right now I'm very stuck on my first sweater.