I am taking the Argyle Sock class on Saturday. There was some homework ( 1" of 1x1 rib) and I finished that Sunday night. While I wait until Saturday, I have 1 project going right now- Rusted Root. I had been resisting all temptation to start another project. I was looking for some diversity but at the same time knew that I had just spent months trying to get down to 2 WIPs.
What to do? Of course! I got out some Peaches n' Cream last night and knit up a washcloth. Perfect. Something new and something quick. I finished it this morning.
Port Townsend and the Strange Brewfest were great! I tried some Spearamint-Vanilla, Coconut and Basil-infused beers but my favorite was the Habenaro beer. I had to have 2 samples. Hubby like them a little too much and we were in bed at the hotel by 8pm on Saturday.
The drive gave me plenty of time to knit and I started/finished a Fake Isle hat. Love the pattern but somehow the top of mine ended up with what hubby called "a resevoir tip".
For some reason 2 seems to be the magic number when it comes to WIPs. I don't get bored and finishing them isn't too overwhelming. With that said, last night I frogged the Morning Surf scarf. Now I am down to two projects and I feel so much better.
Inspired by my brother's love of argyle socks, I signed up for a argyle sock knitting class yesterday at my LYS. I was hoping to use up some of my stash but it calls for a DK yarn and I have none of that so (twist my arm) I had to buy some. The class is on the 2nd and 16th. It has been about a year since I took a class so I am so excited about this one.
I had all intentions of posting some pics today but laziness got the best of me.
I did have a semi-productive weekend though. I worked on Rusted Root and the Stockinette Socks while watching La Vie en Rose. I have loved Edith Piaf ever since I was introduced to her in college French classes but didn't know much about her life. The movie was great and brought new aspects to her songs.
Already looking forward to next weekend. We are headed to Port Townsend for the Strange Brew Beerfest. 35 breweries with flavors like coconut, coffe and banana beer. Is it Friday yet?
This weekend I kicked my knitting's ass and I found out why I feel like I have been so non-productive lately. I did really have a football watching marathon until Saturday. Football marathon=Knitting marathon. So while we watched the Seahawks lose, I finished the Lava Flow socks. Then on Sunday, I FINALLY sewed the zipper into the EPS sweater, started another pair of socks and divided the sleeves from the body on Rusted Root. It feels wonderful!!!
Rust Root has begun. Actually I am about 4 inches into it and about 10 rows away from separating the sleeves from the body.
This week I have spent a couple of days in the editing room for our new TV commerical. It just so happens that the studio is not too far from a couple yarns shops and my favorite cupcake place. I visited one LYS the other day and got a few cupcakes to take home. Today, I might visit the other LYS if there is time. I don't really have any reason to buy yarn. I have 3 things going now and nothing in the queue until they are done but just to look at and touch all the yarn sounds good.
So I picked a sweater to start. I got about half way done with the back and held it up to me. This is going to be way to short! Off to plan #2, a better fitting and more flattering projects (hopefully)- Rusted Root. I can use my stashed Cotton Fleece and it has just enough lace to make it easy and interesting. I am off to cast on!
Yesterday was finally a day of relaxation for me. I mean the no makeup or blow drying of hair type of relaxing. I got a ton of stuff done.
The Mix and Mingle throw is now an FO!!!!!! That had become the longest WIP I have never had and towards the end I really got the motivation to get it finished.
I also started to block the EPS sweater. It only took about 4 months to do. I was ready to start in on the zipper and realized I had order one that was too long. The new and shorter zipper is on its way now.
I also made some homemade Split Pea soup and a great dinner.
I have been really good about knitting from my stash and with the Throw done I am ready to start something new. I spent a good 3 hours last night looking for the right pattern and came up with nothing truely inspriational. Maybe Tahoe from Knitty but I think I might get bored or the Lutea Lace-Shoulder Shell from Interweave.