My niece, Jackie, who happens to be a much better writer than I, started writing her ownn blog. You can read it here Room 18
. Needless to say, my mom, right away said, "You haven't written anything on your blog! I check it every other day!!" AARRGGHHH! Now I am shamed into writing about all of my half finished projects!!
I DID finish the beautiful wedding shrug/bolero, however,
|I LOVE IT! |
I think it looks even better when it is on, I am going to block it out. I actually took it to the cleaners and they did a half-hearted job so I am going to tackle it myself. Maybe one tiny pearl button in the middle of the button band if I can find the just-right one.
I decided that I am going to try to stick with just no more than 7 projects at one time! I have to finish some of these before I go on to another...this is very hard for people like me, I have a sneaking suspicion that it is hard for anyone who loves yarn and the promise of beautiful knitted things to hold back from beginning new projects.
Here is one, It is a gorgeous shawl with gorgeous yarn that I bought in Maryland at the Sheep and Wool Festival
with Steff. I had started it, and committed the cardinal sin of all knitters by not making careful notes about where I was in the pattern. When I set it aside, I was so lost that when I took it up to New Hampshire to work on it, I was forced to begin all over again. Lessons learned! I have created an Excel worksheet which can be used for all projects with just slight variations.
Here is the second start, and the way it looks in the basket when I am working on something else!
|On the needles|
|In the basket|
And another project which caught my eye, and I just had to start it is this really neat tunic, I am using a silky mercerized cotton, I just love the way it feels. It is a long cardigan-style tunic that will tie in the front.
|Reminiscent of the 70's|
|Some more detail|
So, there you go, Mom!! I have a lot of work to do! I am just hoping that I will get some quiet time to work on these before my summer sadly comes to an end.