Gotta love 3-day weekends

I love October!! We would typically be having cool weather by now and while we had a little bit of it a couple of weeks ago, we are back to warm and humid. It's rained all weekend and it's been gray, but there have been little spurts of dry where you could go outside (stick to pavement, concrete or deck) and enjoy the fog.  It's been a perfect weekend to do some maintenance and updating.

So what have I done?  I've uploaded my knitting, crochet, weaving, quilting, sewing and embroidery books to Ravelry.  What a wonderful database Ravelry provides.  Now when I'm out and about and stalking more knitting books and or patterns, my Ravelry will tell me I already have that book.  It's divine.  Another big project to come, is to go through my pattern containers and indicate on Ravelry that the pattern is in my library.  Why do this???  Perfect example from last week.  I'm at work stalking perusing patterns on Ravelry.  There's one that I've had my eye on for a little bit, so I added it to my cart and bought it.  I was going through my container of patterns yesterday to see what I could upload to Ravelry and I found the same darn pattern. argh!! So I paid for it for no reason. OK, so it's only $5-6, but that's really not the point.  However, that project is a larger undertaking than the books, so it'll be another time.

Knitting?  I finished the Yoked Cardigan for me. I started this over a year ago in May 2013. It went pretty quick initially but then it languished when it was time to do the sleeves.  Then the sleeves were done and it languished again waiting for the button bands. So, Saturday I sat down to do it. It was perfect to do while watching baseball.

I also started the Mudita this week. I had to frog and start over. I didn't like the needle size I was doing.  We'll see if this stays on the needles. In theory I like the pattern, just not sure it will work for my body style. We'll see.  I was looking for a top-down raglan top to make (knit in the round) and it's a little difficult to find one.  Assuming it stays on the needles, I may make some adjustments when it comes time to knit the body.

I need to try on the Charybdis socks so I can determine if I'm at the heel yet.  I've got some things to block and some more things to cast-on.  Chat with you later!!!

Go check out Tami's blog for some WIP's and FO's as well.  There are some great links to see what others are doing.

2 comments:

LeAnn said...

Yoked Cardi? Photo please. :)

Beth Coleman said...

Love Fall!