Saturday, May 14, 2005

Making progress

I've made a bit of progress on my sweater. I'm getting close to the point where I'm going to have to make a decision about the sleeves. I'm working on a few different small projects too. I guess I'm feeling a bit scattered lately and the number of projects I've picked up is showing it. LOL I've got a sock on the needles that uses some old yarn I got in an auction. I think I'm going to rip it out though and use smaller needles on it. I've got some very very thin yarn that looks more like sewing thread than anything else. I've wound a bunch off the cone into different balls and I'm using 5 plys to work up a scarf/shawl for my brother's girlfriend. The thread is gray, so I'll probably dye the scarf when it is done. It will probably end up being dark green or blue. I took a filet crochet chart and took it into PSP and duplicated it. I'm knitting the pattern up 3 repeats wide and I'll keep repeating it until I get it long enough or just get sick of it. LOL

I'm also testing a stitch pattern on some crochet thread and using size 0 dpns. It is pattern 232 out of The New Knitting Stitch Library by Lesley Stanfield. Right now it is just one repeat of the pattern between some seed stitch. I just want to know what it looks like worked up in the thread. If I like it, I will work it up with more repeats to make it wider. I may just make it wide enough to be a dresser scarf. I really need to make my mom some more doilies for her tables. Maybe I'll get some white or cream thread and use this pattern to make them with. I'll knit the middle and then crochet an edging around it.

Also on the needles is a small sock bag. I'm really just testing an idea. I've seen directions for doing socks on a circular needle and it looked kind of interesting. What I did was knit the bottom of the bag back and forth and then picked up stitches around the edge. It is kind of a take off of a felted bag that I saw somewhere. I've been searching for yarn and patterns too much to remember where. LOL Since I don't have any wool to felt with, I'm just mucking around with some seed stitch and doing it much much smaller. I didn't save the instructions, so I'm not sure what I will do for a strap.

Can't think of anything else interesting that I'm working on. Well at least nothing that isn't going to be ripped out. hehehehe Oh and some good news, I found the cable for my camera. Did I take any pictures with it yet? Nooooooooo Just be glad I found it. :P My folks bought me a new toy this morning at a garage sale. Dad found an electric start snow blower that was pretty cheap. It is a good thing cause I don't think my poor back could take shoveling my drive this winter. I'm in physical therapy now trying to strengthen it. I'm going to feel like a dork using the blower though cause it has one of those big plastic dealies to keep the snow from coming down on you. Dad seemed upset when I said something about taking it off though, so I guess I will leave it on and give it a try.

Oh well enough rambling. I've got some knitting to do and the kid is wanting to go grocery shopping. Not my fault he ate all the bread. hehe


Jon said...

Most of those felted bags use an i-cord or a garter stitch strap. Why don't you have any wool? Don't they have sheep in Iowa? LOL

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed a lot!
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