Sunday, October 11, 2009

Wednesday Weasling - or rather Weaseling about Wednesday

No offense intended to actual weasels of course. But on Wednesday I had planned to employ some weasel words to imply I got more done than I did since Monday. Only then I fell asleep early that night instead of finishing a blog post. And again on Thursday and then other life issues intervened as they will and so on... So now we're at the point where I need to employ weasel words to cover for why I didn't even blog when I was supposed to. Only my readers are much too smart and aren't gonna fall for that anyway. So, I'll just tell the truth. I still haven't even managed to put in as many hours of knitting per day as I was supposed to. And much of what I did manage to do had to be ripped back. You would think I would learn, wouldn't you?

I'm doomed. The Plan has me finishing two items by the end of knitting time tomorrow. The FoUI's (aka husband's) mittens and his socks. I have one mitten most of the way through the thumb gusset increases.
at least this seems to fit - actually to me it seems a bit big but he says it is right and they are his mittens

The other mitten is yet to be cast on. This is Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport in the Pioneer colorway. I'm using Ann Budd's The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns mitten pattern for these.

The socks were also only a singleton of the pair and it was only part-way up the foot, but was also too big around so is now not even finished with the toe increases.
yeah, pathetic, I know - the worst part is I knew it was getting too big but I kept going

That's Fiber Fiend superwash sock in the Mars colorway. And I'm making them up as I go along. He want's ribbed socks. I had such a clever ribbing pattern set up for them when they were 64 stitch socks. Now I have to refigure it. Ah well...

And that is it for projects started. At this rate, I might just maybe have one gift each done in time. If I speed up.

I have swatched for the vest for the Remembrall (aka daughter) and now have enough information to start actually designing the pattern. I think I will start the back of that today. The yarn is a really lovely green from Tactile Fiber Arts.
which this photo captures best out of the ones I took today but still doesn't really show the glow

A little of the indigo (I think I am remembering how this was dyed correctly, indigo over something else to produce this lovely shimmering green that really does look like a kelp forest shining in the sunlight that filters down) is coming off on my fingers as I knit but that is to be expected. And it's just barely noticeable. Much less than some other yarns I have worked with. I'm really looking forward to working on this and have been using it as a bribe to get more workaday stuff done.

And now that I have done my bloggerly duty. I am off to knit while the FoUI takes the Remembrall on a bike ride. If I get enough of the mittens and socks done early enough today I will get to spend a nice little bit of time working on the vest back. I really am looking forward to that so motivation isn't going to be a problem.


AuntieAnn said...

Go, Ronni, go!

Sheepish Annie said...

You never know with knitting. Sometimes it will surprise you and practically finish itself! Well...maybe not quite that, but something like it.

Hang in there!