Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Knitting Updates

It's turning out that September is my month to finish my WIPs. Kind of like seeing a big bright light at the end of the tunnel.

Somewhere in between I managed to cast on for another shrug. Yeppers. That's what I did. I couldn't help myself. This fantastic Muench Tessin yarn screamed to be made into something. I'm further along than what the picture shows. Actually, I have one row of ribbing to do and then bind off in pattern and it's done.

My Muench Tessin Shrug This! in Purple. Fabulous yarn with a tweed look

Close up of the Tessin yarn

I finally finished my Malabrigo shrug. It fits, but it's not one of my favorites. I think it's the yarn and not necessarily the color.

My Malabrigo Chunky Shrug This! in Noviembre color

Last week, I went to G-Street and caught their holiday sale (Labor Day) and found some pretty buttons for my denim vest. I had fun at this store as the ladies allowed me to go behind the counter pull the boxes myself. It was pure joy to touch the buttons!

Yesterday morning, I seamed the shoulders and did a huge boo-boo. I had reversed the front right and front left. When I held up the vest, my front plackets were on the outside edges. Yikes! I undid the seams and cleaned my eyeballs before starting again.

Oval shaped buttons for my vest

Today, I spent a few hours untangling some Fiesta Rayon Boucle yarn for a good friend of mine. She had wound the yarn into two balls and then I helped her for a few hours.

My friend and I working on untangling her yarn...a few hours later

I continued to work on it today and finished the untangling for her. I wound the two balls into one huge ball and then proceeded to wind the yarn into a cake. This color is Painted Desert. It's beautiful!

Beautiful cake!

Progress is being made. I just need to remain focused. ;)

1 comment:

Trina said...

Looks like your on a roll - getting WIPs out of the way now will certainly make room for lots of Christmas knitting!
I do like that longer shrug you made, and the purple tweed looks stunning!