Once a month, I have a group at church that gets together to knit. Usually, this is a nice, relaxing night for me that I look forward to. Last night was different. DH had to work late, so the Little Man came with me to knitting, which really meant, no knitting for me. He is a very, and I mean VERY busy two year old who was also in a tired mood last night, and then the poor litle guy gets dragged to a knitting group by me. I should have known that it would be a miracle if I managed to knit even 2 rows with him with me (which I did) but the rest of the evening was spent following him around the hallways, reminding him that the trash can is not a toy, and trying to convince him that it is just not nice to throw our sippy cups at our fellow knitters. Amongst all that, I consider 2 rows on a prayer shawl quite an accomplishment, don’t you?
After bedtime, I tried so hard to stay up so I could drop the next stitch on my Clapotis. Didn’t make it; four rows and I was falling asleep. So I’m betting myself, can I finish it this weekend? We’ll see!
I started Clapotis about a month ago now. I chose the Butone yarn in Fiesta from Handpainted yarn.com and it is knitting up to be just lovely. The problem? I had put it off because it seemed like a bunch of work with all the markers. But once I jumped in an did it, it was actually pretty easy. So easy, in fact that I naively thought, “I’ll be done with this in no time!” Ha! It just keeps going, going, going.
The worst is I haven’t really been working on much else than this scarf. My poor weekend sweater is just sitting there, waiting to be sewn together. Little Man’s cute new vest…sitting there. My socks…sitting there. Don’t even ask about the Color By Color scarf or my Barbara Walker afghan. They are at the bottom of the closet. My question is, how on earth do all those Clapotis knitters have time to get so many done? Some people on that knit along have done two, three, four of them!
This weekend, Clapotis, your finished, got it ?! !!
My goal this next week is to figure out how to add a sidebar of my actually projects, so I can keep actual notes (go figure) of my projects. I have started too many to count since I last was online, but I also finished some things!
Most exciting, I finally sewed up Zeeby’s Bag from SnB, and I felted it. I also finished up my Weekend Warrior form Yarn Girls in the Point 5 I scored at %40.(with the exception of sewing it up) Of course, the deal was that to buy it I was not going to buy any yarn for 2 months! That lasted unitl last weekend when I got birthday money, but hey, free money doesn’t count, right?
I also started a Clapotis in Fiesta Boutone from handpaintedyarn.com, my new favorite place to get yarn. I LOVE them, but this darn scarf is taking FOREVER.
Also started a second pair of socks in Zinnia Sock Garden form Knitpicks, so far I’m really liking the way it knits up.
Finally, I started the vest in the Debbie Bliss Baby knits book for the little man. Can’t remember the name of the cotton (Luz?) but I’m doing it in light and dark green, gold and blue stripes. Very cute.
My pics will be back this weekend. I will be relieved to finally post them. A knitting blog is jsut lame w/ no pics.
If anyone reads this and knows how to put up that sidebar, let me know!