Tuesday, September 28, 2010

New Projects

When you are a knitter, when you finish a project you start another or maybe even two.  I started two.  This is the beginning of an Ishbel.  I am really enjoying knitting it and it is going quickly.  I think almost anything would seem to go quickly after the end of the Pi Shawl though.
When this is finished it will be #7 in my 10 in 2010.

I also finally got over my sweater fear and decided to cast on Twist.  This is potato chip knitting due to the fact that I want to keep going so I can turn just one more cable.  I am setting a goal of having it finished by Halloween but time will tell if that really happens or not.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Ta Da!!!!

I finished the 100th Camping Anniversary Pi Shawl last week.  It sure seemed like it took forever to bind off those 895 stitches at the end.

Pattern 100th Anniversary Pi Shawl (Camping)
Yarn  Knit Picks Gloss Lace in Port
Needles Size 6
Started August 10,2010
Finished September 22, 2010

The blocked shawl is approximately 52 inches across.  I love how blocking a shawl makes it look incredible.  I am tempted to knit another Pi Shawl but I have a couple of other projects to finish first.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Wow!! September is Almost Half Over!

I have been busy with all sorts of projects.I finished the hat for my friend who was diagnosed with breast cancer.  I had everyone in the family give it hugs before I send it off.  I hope she will like it and I hope she  kicks cancer's hiney.

I finished a sock yesterday while watching the Kansas City Chiefs play.  It was a really late game so I only watched the first quarter.  It is the Hermione Everyday Sock in Colinette Jitterbug in the Fushia colorway.  It was a pretty quick knit for me.

The progress on the Port blob continues.  I am on the third of four repeats of the last chart before starting the border.  The rows at this point have 576 stitches so they take awhile.  I am excited about finishing this shawl and casting on another Pi Shawl because I am really enjoying knitting this one.

For some reason, I thought I needed to crochet something this morning.  I dug out some kitchen cotton and crocheted this dishcloth up.  I am not sure what the pattern is, it was something one of the ladies at knitting was told me about last week.  The dishcloth only took me about 90 minutes.