Like many knitters that I know, I have several unfinished projects. Normally I am okay with that, but lately it has been bothering me. So I have gotten them out and set a couple in my knitting area to get some air. Outside of their project bags and everything! I am pondering them. They are staring at me.
What started this was the weekend of the Brown Sheep Trip
, I could not find my Chili Pepper scarf. I was going to take it along on the bus ride to Nebraska. I was so upset that it was misplaced that I searched as soon as I got home that evening and found it after about 10-15 minutes (maybe an hour) of frantic searching. My DH thought I had finished it since then because I had not mentioned it or worked on it. So I took it out and did a few rows....that was a week ago. I have added over a foot to it. Today it measured in at 28 1/2 inches! I want to have it done before fall. So I am setting some very flexible goals! I am NOT making a pledge to finish all my projects before starting new ones or anything crazy like that! I know myself, come on now! But I should make some progress on the not-so-instant gratification knitting. Yes, even the Blueberry Shawl
may someday be complete! I beleive in miracles! It could happen!
Chili Pepper Scarf
Yarn: KnitPicks Memories Daffodil & Flower Power
(both now discontinued)
Needles: Brittany size 6
Pattern: ZigZag Stripes from Scarf Style pg 33
Pattern mod: slip stitches knitwise
I have been working on my Waterfall socks as well. I love the way the Gloss
feels with the rosewood needles - so luxurious!
Yarn: Knit Picks Gloss, Dusk
Needles: Colonial Rosewood 2.25mm
Pattern: Waterfall Rib, Sensational Knitted Socks p48
Cast on 64 stitches
increased to 36 stitches for front
Short row heel and toe
increased to 72 stitches after heel
Let me follow up regarding the comments from the last post. Okay, I should not have called my work socks boring, maybe, "using a vanilla pattern" would have been a better discription. I really do like them! They are colorful and fun, but I use the same pattern because I can do them on auto pilot on my lunch break while chatting with coworkers.