Thursday, October 08, 2009

I Will Not Cast On, I Will Not Cast On

So much knitting and so little time. I have a gigantic zipper bag that is over-flowing with all kinds of yarn. I keep telling myself that I'm not going to buy anymore yarn until I have used most of it, but I don't think that's going to happen in this lifetime. (I have even taken up the notion of learning to crochet...maybe it will use up the yarn faster???)

I've been diligently working on a gold & black baby blanket as a baby gift for a family member. I've been feeling the need to switch to something else. Lord knows I have tons of UFOs all around the house that are just begging for my attention. My family can vouch for this as well.

Today was sort of lazy day for me. Hubby and all the kids have been sick with one thing or another. Hubby has a terrible cough which seems to disturb only my sleep. I didn't feel like working on the baby blanket, so I did some browsing through patterns on the Net. Yes, I went looking for trouble...temptation.

So, this is what is on my to-do-list in the near future, and I'm going to use yarn already in my stash.

1. Simple Textured Socks - A Pattern by Kay Redding. She's one of my favorite designers. Simple & beautiful! That says it all.

2. Log Cabin Baby Blanket using Cascade Sierra Yarn PDF

3. Dragon Scale Keyhole Scarf: Free Pattern!

I Will Not Cast On, I Will Not Cast On....

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Gold & Black Baby Blanket Progress

I didn't want to be too long between postings, so I wanted to show you some of the progress that I've made on the Black & "sort of Gold" baby blanket.

I guesstimate that I'm about 50 or 55% done. I also was told that the Steeler's have the copyrights to the phrase, "Black n' Gold", so I guess I'll have to call my baby blanket, "Gold & Black".

When I had started out knitting this blanket, I was a little frustrated by the mess of tangled yarn that was pulled out of the center of the skein. Thankfully my 13 YO DD painstakingly and ever so patiently untangled the yarn for me while I wound it into a ball. Now, while my DD does have the patience of a saint, she did inform me that she wasn't about to untangle the skein of black yarn if it should become a heap of a mess of yarn. She declared that untangling black yarn was just too hard on the eyes. I had to agree.

So....while I had the morning light, I sat and wound the black skein of yarn into a ball. And, I did the 2nd (7oz.) skein of yellow, too.

Now, I'm good to go. I can just sit and knit while I'm enjoying Dancing With The Stars tonight. A great combination.

Knit Cap With Alpaca Yarn