Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Short and Sweet

I'm going to the North Shore Knits meeting tonight, so I'm going to try to crank out a wee post now (you know, in the 9 minutes I have left on my lunch break).

How is everyone? Whatcha knittin' these days?

I'm still plugging away on the Pacific Islands stole. As of last night, I've got 15 chart repeats done, out of 18 to complete the first half of the stole. I'm hoping to get that done and cast on the second half this weekend. I really hate deadline knitting though, it takes SO much fun out of it, probably since I'm more of a process knitter than a product knitter...

I finished the firstof my Landscape Fire socks yesterday, and cast on the second sock in the metro this morning. I tell you, it's such fun to whip out needles and yarn and cast on for a project in the midst of Muggles. I don't think I would have gotten more stares if I'd pulled an ostrich out of my arse. Okay, that probably would have attracted a fair bit of attention... grin.
Hey! This may be old news, but what does everyone think of the Spring Interweave Knits? I really like this one. I'm particularly smitten with these 2 patterns:
The Silk Cocoon Cardigan, by Connie Chang Chinchio.
This isn't the first time that a Connie Chang Chinchio pattern has caught my eye... I really do like her stuff.

The Millefiori Cardigan, by Andrea Pomerantz

Unfortunately, I don't have much in the way of "Spring yarn" (aka cotton) in the stash, and I'm DEFINITELY NOT BUYING YARN right now. Too many expenses, too many previous follies and, let's face it, too little success at garment knitting, particularly for myself.
Yup, I've got to get a grip.
I can do it.
Happy Knitting Everyone!


AliP said...

I have some pale green Hempathy that needs a home if you are interested. I think I only have enough for a tank or cami for me but for a wee'un like you it may be enough for something more substantial.
I'll try and find it for tonight.

Sereknitty said...

Yep, I have my eye on the millifiore or whatever it is, too. I'm thinking maybe some DB cotton angora from the embarrassingly extensive stash -- that's what happens when you used to manage a yarn shop! PS Just cast off my garter cardi and it fits!!!! Wahoo!

Sinéad said...

Haha! I just spat my coffee visualising the ostrich making its entrance. Too funny.
I have to say I must be the only person hot hugely enamoured with the Spring IK. They all look like skinny people cardis and tank tops that I could never wear. If pushed, I would probably pick the Soap Bubble Wrap, but only if pushed. Otherwise i think the only thing I'll make is the Net Duffel Bag.

birana said...

I'm not really a fan of summer interweave usually, I'm more winter style ;) But those 2 would suit you very well. Hope (Sure) you had fun at meeting yesterday… I hope to go when my aquaforme course will be finished end of april. I agree wih yuo about deadlines in knitting.. I try to give me some, but I can't follow otand when it's from somedoby else it's getting so less fun to knit!

Caroline said...

I love the Silk Cocoon cardi (or whatever the name is) too. I suck at garment knitting though, so I'd find a way to make it look horrible.

Alrischa said...

I like the Mille, but there aren't too many other patterns I like on the IK website. What is it with IK lately? lol.

I'm just whinging because it seems to take newsagents here in Australia an AGE to get copies of it for us. I know I'll buy it as soon as I see it Ü