The knitting seems to be coming along a bit quicker than the reading. While I have finished two projects in the last two weeks (see the next post down), I am only half-way through Rachel Held Evan's book. I am really enjoying the book - I just need to make more time to read.
I have three knitting projects in mind at the moment:
The first is this beautiful scarf for my Mom that I started a while ago with some of the yarn that I bought in Turkey.
This scarf has not been a very fun or relaxing project. It has a series of 10 stitch repeats in a row, with a 10 row repeat done 50 times. I was (note the word "was") not even half-way through and almost each row has been a problem. After working the past two days trying to fix it, I decided to rip the whole thing apart, wash the yarn and start on a new project. After all the trouble this scarf has given me, it actually felt good ripping that thing apart. No regrets!
As for my second project, I have always wanted to knit a sweater for myself, but the cost of yarn has always kept me from doing so. I just couldn't bring myself to spending close to $100 on good yarn for a sweater. When I saw the Moraine Pullover in the new Knit Picks catalog, I new I had to knit that sweater!
Then the box arrived this week:
When I saw all of the yarn, with 18 balls of yarn and all of the different colors, I admit that my enthusiasm seemed to drop a bit. Oh, boy, is this an ambitious project. I have only done color work once, and, it has a steek in it. I'm not as concerned about the steek as much as getting the color work done correctly. Michelle at pdxknitterati, could we possibly meet for tea at Twisted? I would love your insight and your words, "It will be alright."
Finally, the only other project that I have planned is a pair of socks. I need to have a portable knit, right?
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