Wednesday, May 6, 2009

What I've Been Up To

I have been splitting my time between sewing and knitting. I've been able to sew some simple tote bags to carry my knitting projects with me to work. I'm also sewing some clothes to wear at the LYS. Comfy is the key and nothing black as I have found lint is the main attraction at the end of the day.

I'm also trying to find some block of time to start up some beading projects. When I bead, I need to spread out my tools and vast variety of beads and then let the creativity begin. So, I've found a corner of my dining table for my beading activities where I can leave this hobby sitting and don't need to pack up everything when my block of time is up.

Here's a stitch marker I put together.

My stitch marker...Floral Bling

My friend, Sabine, came over last night and we had a great time knitting and chatting and knitting. I am really impressed with Sabine's knitting skills and her ability to jump in and start knitting again. She is adventurous. She is knitting a lace scarf and I'm sure she'll be finished before I see her again in a few days. Sabine...I'm cheering you on.

I've made extraordinary progress on my pink weekend cardi. I should be ready to separate the sleeves sometime today and start working on the body.

Weekend Retreat Cardi

I've also taken my Thick and Think Cardigan out of hibernation. The weather has been cooler and I've found the yearning to continue knitting this project. The yarn I'm using for this cardi is Blizzard. The ribbing will done using Cascade Superwash 220 in a similar blue color.

My version of the Thick and Thin Cardigan from the Fitted Knits book

Close up of the raglan area. I love how this was knitted

I've been working on the Plymouth Cotton Kisses baby sweater. Still knitting the back piece and progressing towards the neckline. Still not used to knitting with smaller size needles. I have to keep at it as I want to start working on some lace scarves in the near future.

Plymouth Cotton Kisses baby sweater

Just like some of you, storage has been an issue at my house especially with the many hobbies & interests I have. For those of you who don't know this...DH & I also have a third person living with us, my mother. So space is very, very limited.

I've ordered a ball winder from KnitPicks. I plan on winding all the skeins and hanks of yarn I have into balls of yarn. I can stack my "cakes" of yarn and store them better than the current system I have in place. Instead of purchasing an expensive swift, I'm making my own. Nothing fancy. Right now, I need to go and collect the parts that I have laying around the house and then visit my local Walmart for the other pieces. I will be back later with pictures. :)

1 comment:

Trina said...

Wow, you have been busy! Keep up the good work :)