Sunday, June 28, 2009

3/4 teach

Hey teach is progressing nicely, I have all of the back, one full side and about half of another. I want to make this with 3/4 sleeves, so they'll be next.
I was doing great on this until I got distracted by shiney objects.

I need a small project to do at the farmer's market while I sell tickets for the garden tour. Unfortunately, it's probably going to have to be something else, cause this one is going to be finished soon. I just can't seem to put it down.

Next up, sock summit homework.
Can you knit and study anatomy at the same time??

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Another week, some more stuff

This week brought progress on "hey teach". The back is finished and about a quarter of the left side. The fern tank is also completely finished and blocked.
I'm starting to want to start some socks again. I'm going to have some time in July where I get to sit at the farmer's market and sell tickets for the garden tour, so I'll need a small, sitting around project. I'm thinking the fraggle squiggle socks would work well here. I may just have to cast them on soon.

In other news, my test date has been set for July 25th in Portland. Let the studying begin! (continue)

We'll finish with a couple of my favorites.....chocolate and roses.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

A whole bunch of stuff

This week has been a productive knitting week, not much else, though, I'm afraid.
It brought a bunch of stuff.
The colored yarns are my homework for sock summit. I'm going to bag them up individually for each class with the homework attached and the proper needles.
I had such a frustration with the wrong colored yarn for my "hey teach" that i decided to break down and buy the cotton yarn it was originally made from. I'm liking it and you can see how much progress I made while sitting in a senior fall prevention for fitness instructor class. Yes, that's about how interesting the class was.
The books are for me. I'm taking a mosaic knitting class from Barbara Walker at sock summit, so I wanted the book.
As you can tell, squiggi is fascinated. He just wants the plastic, though. He's obsessed with plastic.

The fern leaf tank is almost done. About 12 rows on the back and the edges. I have to say, it fits pretty well. It's going to look good at sock summit!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

How cute is this?????

The bag is finished and, as you can see, boxer tested and approved!
Love it. Can you IMAGINE how much yarn I can fit in this at the sock summit market??

Sunday, June 07, 2009

It's been HOT! HOT! HOT!

Over 90degrees here, we just don't tolerate that kind of heat in these parts.
Much cooler now, though, thank goodness.

The clematis purse is felted and a lining chosen. Project this week is to line it and put in some pockets. I love it, but it's so dang big that everything would get lost if there weren't something to hold seperately. Water bottle, keys, phone.
The rest of it is intended to hold my projects and shopping at sock summit.

I also made progress on the fern lace tank. Planning on wearing this at sock summit too. As you can see, it's been boxer tested and approved.

Had to frog "hey teach". It was coming along great, only to discover that my yarn is two different colors. Same dye lot and you can't even tell until you knit them together. ARGH! That forced me to to to yarnmarket and order new stuff. I'm hoping that I'll finish the tank by the time it shows up.

I need to get going on my sock summit homework, studying for my test, and a few other minor details. Why is all that "required" stuff so hard to focus on. I'd rather just knit.......