So I've been silent on my blog. Not sure why, just haven't gotten around to it. Well, there is the Tour de France which started 3 weeks ago yesterday. That sucks up my non-working time and I don't get enough sleep during the Tour as it is. It's been a great Tour this year and with 2 Frenchman standing on the podium today (first time in 40 years), I wish my mother was around to see it. I'm very proud of them!!
Another thing I couldn't really talk about in advance is I have a new job. I've completed 3 weeks and I love it. I'm busy and I'm utilizing my skills that frankly I haven't used in a while. Also, after 14 years of working downtown, I am finally away from it. I did enjoy working downtown, but there were many aspects I didn't like about it. So, we'll see how much I miss it. At the moment, I don't miss it, but I doooooo miss my lunch buddies. (you know who you are) So I miss you guys!
Yes, I have been knitting. The main things I've been working on:
- a circular shawl through the Addiction Ravelry group. We just finished Clue #8 and they come out weekly. Not sure how many more clues there will be.
- One Baby Sweater. This pattern was wonderful. It's for newborn-3 months. I would like to upsize it and may play around with that. The information on my sweater can be found on my Rav page.
- Lap Blanket. This one I've talked about before. Any leftover yarn, sample yarn, etc, gets added on to this blanket. I have no rhyme or reason as to the number of rows I do on each side (log cabin style), I just continue to knit, bind off, add rows, etc. It's been a lot of fun. I may finish this one up with sample yarn and start another one with just left-over project yarn and maybe several yards each of handspun yarn.
- Claire stole/scarf - I'm still working on this one, just not as often. I'll get to the end of it soon though. I'm at least half-way already.
The Circular Shawl - thru Clue 8
One Baby Sweater
Do you see what I see??? yep, there must be over 50 buttons on this baby. Are they the best quality buttons? no, not by a long shot. but they would be perfect on a little girl sweater that would be worn maybe once. I will make use of these buttons, not to worry. and for $1????? suhweeeeet.
Wrapless turns. Have you guys checked out Ysolda's Technique Thursday blog yet. The link for the wrapless turn is here. I can't wait to try this out. I've watched the video it several times and I think it's similar to the Japanese short row class I took, just not using the safety pins.
And lastly, I've been spinning. This is the fiber I purchased in New York last June from The Yarn Company. I ended up with a fingering weight and approximately 720 yards.
Joining Ginny for the Yarn-Along