Saturday, January 19, 2013

Spinning on a Saturday

I finished Frog and Carp and got around 409 yards of a two ply fingering weight.  I am not sure what this is going to become just yet.  I find that the longer I am spinning the less attached I get to my handspun.  Maybe it will be a gift for someone.

This is my current spinning project.  This is Wild Ivy Superwash Merino in Stolen Kisses.  I have plans to navajo ply this and make a kick sack for my great niece that is due in March.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

A Mystery Knit A Long Revealed

I participated in the Stitchnerd's Mystery Cowl Knit a Long and this is the finished object.  I had almost forgotten that it was time to reveal them.  I used some yarn that I got at Hobby Lobby. It ended up being a gift for my son's teacher.  Punkinbug looks very stylish modeling for me.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Slogging Along

Project monogamy really makes for lousy blog posts.  I am really trying to finish this sweater that has been on the needles for over two years.  The only reason it has taken me this long is because sweaters SCARE me.  I am afraid of the sewing up and wondering how it is going to turn out.  I have a completed back, two completed fronts (except I still need to fix them where I messed up), and I almost have a completed sleeve. I have done one of the fronts and the sleeve just since New Year's Eve.  I am trying to finish this in time to wear to a baby shower in a couple of weeks.

I haven't been spinning too much so this is what I am working on now (mainly in between sessions with my sweater).  This is FatCatKnits in Frog and Carp superwash merino.  I am about halfway done with the plying.

Friday, January 04, 2013

Happiness and Heartbreak

A back and two front pieces equal happiness.

 Correctly doing the decreases on the back pieces also equal happiness

 Screwing up the decreases on the two front pieces equals heartbreak.

Still having to knit the two sleeves, button bands and collar also equals heartbreak.

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

A New Year of Goals

Well, a new year has come upon us so I have made myself some goals.

These are the ten things I want to do this year.

1. Take better care of myself and exercise more.  I did better last year and I want to continue.

2. Further develop my relationship with God.  I did read my Bible everyday last year and I hope to do that again this year.  (I already read for today).

3. Use yarn from my stash.

4. Knit more sweaters.  I am determined to finish the sweater I started in 2010.  I just have the two sleeves, part of the right front, button bands, and collar.

5. Project monogamy.  I will try not to have too many projects going so I can finish things in a timely manner.

6. Read 75 books.  I read 52 last year after I started keeping track in June.  I love Goodreads for keeping track.

7. Blog more.

8. Spin at least 26 braids with a main goal of 39.

9. Run a 5K without stopping to walk at all.

10. Find joy in everyday.  Remember what is really important and not to worry about things that don't really matter or that I can't control.

I hope you all have a great year.