Wednesday, April 20, 2011

List of stuff to knit...

WIPs to get done, darn it!
Lehe Square Shawl->Hibernating for way too long. I need to sit down and write out the pattern again, figure out where I was, and get back going. Vaguely worried about size, but I suspect it'll stretch a ton in blocking.
Leaf Shawl-> Not hibernating so much as um, being ignored cause I think I screwed up.
Trinity Shawl->Defn been hibernating forever
Peach Roam->I was distracted by the Augusta from this, and I do want to get back to it. Just hard to convince myself I need to knit a jacket with this weather.
Augusta Cardigan->Distracted by shawls (see last post) from this. Again, hard to work on/convince self to work on with warmer weather.
Versatility-> I love the idea of this, and I want to make it. Again, distracted by shiny other things.
Rose Christening Shawl->Just started, so far liking it (even with the tinking back), and since I've been saving this yarn forever, I think this shawl will be a great one for it and a good learning experience.

Things I want to make...
A shawl for my Rev War outfit-> I have silk yarn for this, and it's gorgeous, but I need to get at least 2 of the shawls in the list above done first. Don't need it for a while yet, taking a break from re-enacting this year.
Armwarmers (at least two pairs)
Tank top from the latest Interweave->I want to use the leftover Roam yarn, so I need to finish Roam first.
Dress Socks->Again, for re-enacting
Corset top-> I have the pattern, and I think I have a yarn that will work, and it will look amazing, but I need to get other stuff done first.
A Cardigan for Arwen->I need to finish Augusta and Roam and Versatility before I commit to any more sweaters.
Icarus->Loved this shawl forever, have yarn, just have to finish other stuff first
A crochet shawl from Amazing Crochet Lace->Probably going to start this ASAP, so I have something to do when my shoulder hurts and I don't want to knit.

I want to continue to stretch myself knitting-wise. Now I've done simple cables, am expanding beyond the simple triangular shawl, can generally manage to knit a pair of socks, and will eventually have a couple sweaters done.  And in lieu of anything more useful to say, I give you....

ridiculous cuteness, aka Athena.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Shawls, Shawls, and More Shawls

That's pretty much what I've been up to. A shawl for my mom's friend (the leaf shawl from Knitted Lace of Estonia but without the border)....

The Holden Shawlette in one skein of sock yarn. Nice easy shawl pattern for a newbie.
A Christmas present for my mom
A shawl from Victorian Lace Today, not yet done...
And the Celeste from the new 101 Sock Yarn Skein book. This is temporarily on hold because I ran out of yarn and need to thread a lifeline. I'm going on a plane ride Friday, so getting this done is my flight goal.

There's also two sweaters in progress...this is Roam from an old Knitty. The back's done, and I was working on the front before I got distracted.

The Augusta cardigan (I'm on one front, with just the other left to go)

And a sock....

And I started on a shawl from Wrapped in Lace. No picture of that yet, since I need to tink back a ways.