Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Knitting Along and Other Things

I have put myself on a diet. That is a yarn diet. I have a lot of warm weather knitting projects in my "queue" (top 10) on Ravelry where I've matched the yarn in my stash with the pattern. When I started garment knitting back in February, I didn't have any nice quality cotton or cotton blend yarns. I've been working on building up a nice spring/summer yarn stash from clearance bins, sell outs, as well as my LYS. I've bought a few "bright" colors, but tried to stay with basic colors that work well with my skin tone.

I finally found the perfect yarn for CeCe. I will be doing a swatch soon to make sure my gauge will be correct. I found this yarn on sale for 20% off at one of my LYS. The color has been discontinued. I knew I had to jump at this opportunity. If you are on Ravelry, you can check my "queue" to see what I'll be using. I don't want to wind my yarn yet as I need to get further along on both Ophelias. Stay tuned.

My Cactus Ophelia is coming along nicely. I've finished the lace ribbing, the eyelet area, and the last of the basic ribbing. I'm getting ready to do the lace pattern for the fronts and back. After casting on so many stitches (146 of them), I wasn't sure if this project would keep my attention. So far, I really enjoy knitting in the round (no joining). I won't have to worry about any side seams. :)

Yesterday, I went with DH to visit a wholesale grower/nursery in Pennsylvania. DH drove and it was a 2-1/2 hour drive to get there. I tried to get some knitting done, but ended up knitting only a row. There was too much to see and take in along the way. I guess I'm not a car knitter.

Happy Knitting!


Trina said...

Lol my mum just put me on a yarn diet on the weekend :)
Good to hear your enjoying Ophelia!
I'm sure you'd be a car knitter if you were going somewhere else - my last road trip was to my family holiday house so I just stuck on my iPod and got heaps of knitting done!

Jane said...

Found you from PR. Your "Hey Teach"s came out wonderful. I have also made CeCe. Are you on Ravelry? I'm JMSkoch

2BSewing: said...

Hi Jane! I found you on Ravelry. After seeing your version of CeCe, I'm looking forward to starting my version real soon! :)