April 23, 2009

Here's Where I Am

The fair isle project has been temporarily put on the back burner because last week at knitting circle I told the ladies that there would be a test of skill and nerve. The first question after I opened my big mouth was, "What do we win?" Well, I hadn't thought that far ahead, silly me.

So, I rummaged through my stash and found 6 skeins of Patons SWS (shown here in natural violet) and decided that I'd use those and make a prize. I was going to try to use all of it, but I think I'm only going to be able to use 3 skeins (too bad!) of it. And since I can't show the prize, I'll just show you what's left of the last skein which I plan to use up tonight:

I'll show you what the prize, and hopefully who won it, by the weekend.

Next on the list is sweater. While it is currently on the back burner, I am up to here:

Only two sections left before I start on the sleeves and build up my courage to steek. I've decided if I can make it though this, I can probably make it through any knitting challenge. My friend T said she'd never do it and asked me why I was.

I explained to her that my knitting style is to challenge myself and after all these years of knitting, this is where I am. It's mind boggling what I put myself through since knitting is supposed to be a stress reliever and a sit down relaxing good time. Believe it or not, I am having a good time.

Lastly, I'm going with my friend Sojourn Knitting to my very first spinning class on May 6th. In anticipation of the training and a serious boost in my skill level, I purchased some roving. My hope is that the class will help me to spin what I want and not just take what I get. The pink one is merino, the rest are Falkland (which I've never used before ) and they're softer than soft.

Lastly, I'm going to head out the the Maryland sheep & wool festival on May 2nd and I'm all kinds of excited! This is my first time going and I have visions of coming home with enough roving to spin myself enough yarn for a sweater. I've got my eye on the Garter Yoke Cardigan.

OK, I have to get back to knitting before I turn into a pumpkin at midnight!

1 comment:

  1. glad to see your progress on the fair isle sweater. can't wait to see it on you!!!