Friday, April 06, 2007

We're a week into April and I haven't blogged much...

...and, by "much" I mean not at all!

I've had some busy times with my family and my job and I'm having trouble getting pictures taken or even enough progress with my projects to make picture taking worthwhile.

Here's a recap of the things holding me back:

- Older son has some issues. Taking a lot of time and energy.

- New job assignment. I have done some of the job for over a year, but the rest is new to me and is wearing me out - in a good way!!

- Spring and winter are playing yo-yo and my body doesn't like it very much! (we are expecting up to 2 inches of snow tomorrow (Holy Saturday) here in SOUTHERN Maryland.

- Price of gas is rising. Bus ridership is increasing. Space to knit comfortably? not so much.

Here's a non-pictorial recap on progress:

- One regular size sock: ribbing, leg, heel gusset and turning complete. Now for the foot and toe. Second sock will follow right behind!

- Pair of toddler socks in a mini-basketweave stitch: one sock finished. Second sock to cast on.

- ISE4 scarf: re-started - for the 3rd time; going well this time, about 7 inches completed.

- Two baptismal blankets, crocheted: one completely finished, one needs the last row of picot edging.

I guess I've been busy, but I feel like I'm getting nowhere! Pictures when there is some natural light that isn't freezing my fingertips.

And now for something completely different...

A question or two for the scarf/shawl knitters out there:

I have three skeins/hanks of beautiful mohair (pictured in this post) Each 25g skein has approximately 221 m (for a total of about 720 yards). Recommended needle size is US5 - 10; with 16-22 st/22-32 rows over 10 cm.

I'd like to make a nice shawl or scarf for myself to wear at a late September wedding. I've been looking around and I keep finding things that need either a finer yarn or a thicker yarn.

Any ideas for me?


Dorothy said...

Do I see a Fall Wedding/High School Reunion shawl knitalong in your future? :)

The yarn is lovely. With the variegations you want something relatively simple, yet elegant, yes? How about something like the luna moth pattern on It's free.

Gauge isn't so much an issue with shawls, is it? What are the shawls that attract you? You might find it easy to modify them to work for your specific yarn.

Julie McC. said...

I'm working on the Bubbly Curtain from M-D Knitting and have been thinking of using the pattern to make a scarf out of a skein of Handmaiden Fleece Sea Silk. I thought if I knit the chart bottom to top and then top down the ends would match. I wonder if it would work for your Colinette?

Jen said...

You sound very busy. Life takes us away from our knitting sometimes. I like the yarn too =)