Saturday, March 15, 2008

Progress and fighting startitis

Progress has been made on the NIF Aran. This is working up very quickly and so far I have had no problems working it up in the round. The directions as I stated before are written in pieces but I HATE piecing things together a the end. I have 2 more diamonds to repeat and then I am at the arm holes where i will have to work the front and back seperately.....don't even try to talk me into to steeks.......yeah I know I have read all about them and how you can continue working in the round just by adding a few extra stitches yaddayadda yadda, no thanks, I am not ready to take a pair of scissors to my knitting!!! I just won't do it. Do you know how long it took me to feel OK felting my knitting.......quite a while......the hats looked pretty silly sitting there waiting to be felted....they were big enough for 3 heads without felting them! I will work in the round until I get to the armhole decreases and then it is back and then you are so close to having the body done that it is fast work anyway!! Then it is the sleeves!!! Argh sleeves.......

I am fighting a serious bout of startitis!! I have an awesome lace stole pattern I want to do, I have another sweater waiting in the wings, Socks socks and more socks.........but I wil knit my 2 angels for the month. I am only doing just the one chemo cap cause the other yarn was awful!! And then there is the chicken viking hat, and some baby ribbon hats, and then while I was on ravelry I saw the CUTEST lobster Bouy hats OMG these would sell like hot cakes in the summer. But in all fairness I don't have the right colors. I am also on the prowl for another bag pattern. I liked knitting that one up so much I am ready to do another!! Only this one I want to be in love with myself. I like the bottom of the Celtic bag.....I like that it uses the plastic canvas to give it some substance....perhaps this is common of bag patterns....what do I know????

Have some green beer for me on monday. I will be turning 32!! We had our ham dinner tonight and I will say it was delish, even though ham is not a favorite of mine this one was awesome, not to salty and it was on sale when I bought it!!! I probably will not post again till after the big day so, Hope everyone finds the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow and kiss a leprechaun for me if you see one!!! Happy Saint Patty's Day everyone!

1 comment:

Dianne said...

Happy Birthday! I know I'm a day early, but you deserve a whole birthday weekend. How about a birthday week? I hope you have a wonderful day.

P.S. Steeks - eeeek! I'm with you.