Thursday, August 13, 2009

Addicted to yarn...

As with most knitters, I am addicted to yarn. It is hard to decide on a next project when there is so many beautiful yarns to choose from, and I am just talking about the yarns in my stash. I have tried to not buy any new yarns...for the most part it has worked. It takes a lot of restraint to walk into a LYS with my friends and leave with nothing (well almost nothing).

I am starting a new project. I finished Joe's hat and it looks great. I just need to wash/block it and send it on its way. I am still working on the lace stockings and the giraffe. I am proud to say that 3 of 4 legs for the giraffe are done. My new project is using Hand Maiden's Sea Silk. The yarn is fabulous...smooth and soft silk and the most intoxicating varigated blues. The yarn was a gift from David after our horrid Tahoe trip this year. He spent a lot of time in a LYS in Northern California trying to decide what to purchase. He sent me 2 skeins of this decadent yarn. I haven't had much urge to knit with it though. However, we have been talking recently...we have even spent time together...and it has been really nice. I think this summer caused him to grow up a lot and realize a lot of things. We are taking things slow, but it is nice to have him in my life. I don't know where things will go, but it feels like the right time to knit with this yarn...time to make it into something beautiful.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Hello again!

OK, so for real this time lets go. I have just finished a great scarf in this yarn trio from my LYS. It is ocean colors with soft greens and blues. It was a simple garter stitch pattern but I used one #35 and a #11 needle (the #11 came from needing a smaller needle and finding a #11 with a butterfly decoration on the end). It came out nice. It is very soft and scrunchy. I hope to get a pic up soon, but it's currently drying.

There have been a lot of changes in my life recently and I am just trying to get my feel planted back on the ground. My husband and I filed for divorce, I found out he had a girlfriend, and more recently I re-established a friendship with a friend I thought I had lost forever. I am learning to put me first, and for the first time in a very long time I can say that I am happy. Being happy I have noticed I want to knit all the time. I am currently working on a hat, some lace stockings (I have one done and the second is almost halfway done), and a giraffe that I am at war with. The giraffe should be my priority as it is for a friend who should be having her baby any day now, but after having started the thing 6-7 times I needed a break. I have 1 of the 4 legs done and that is it so far. I'm hoping that after I finish the hat I will finish the giraffe.

Well, I really should be in bed as I have to work tomorrow, but I just wanted to say hello again, and we will hopefully talk again soon.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

A new beginning!

Hello again. I know it has been a very long time since my last post, but a lot has been going on in my life. My husband and I are currently separated and all the changes that go along with that have been consuming my life. However, now things have settled down and I have started knitting again in every free minute I have.

I am currently attempting to finish several projects that I have on the needles and put aside for one reason or another. On of these projects is a funky-sock monkey for my father. I gave up on the monkey when I didn't have enough yarn to finish the arms according to the pattern. I have been able to modify and only hold one strand of yarn, but I had to put the monkey down for awhile.

Last month I went on a very interesting vacation to Lake Tahoe, and spent way more than expected on yarn. Yarn shopping as a stress relief is only a temporary fix- for any of you that ar thinking of trying it. However I do have some wonderfully beautiful yarn to show for it. I have also received some beautiful "guilt" yarn from my husband. It is blue and grey seasilk yarn. I now have to start the process of deciding what to make with it.

Well, I'm off to attempt to finish my modified anthropolgie made with my camelspin yarn. More fun to come soon.