Monday, November 1, 2010


That's right, gentle readers. I signed up for NaBloPoMo this month. I figure if I can think about knitting every day, I should be able to write about it every day for a month, right? So sit back, relax, but don't let your eyes glaze over just yet, heh. Even though I've only got 2 projects on the needles right now, there's always plenty waiting in the wings, right?

Speaking of my WIPs, let's have a look, shall we?

Of course, we have Castlegar :)

I'm knitting this with String Theory Caper Sock, and while it's taking a bit of time to knit up (I managed 8 rows before passing out last night), it's quite a nice knit.

Also on the needles, another Aestlight shawl. Apparently I still haven't gotten over giving the first incarnation to my cousin Jessica (even though she's the best knitwear recipient EVER), so I cast on for another last week using The Knittery's 4Ply Merino Sock (discontinued). It won't be as luscious as a shawl knit up with Malabrigo of course, but this pattern does really well with variegated yarns, so I'm hopeful it'll turn out halfway decent, heh.

That's what's on the needles right now, but there's plenty in the immediate queue. I've signed up for Woolly Wormhead's Mystery KAL, which'll have me knitting up not one but TWO hats over the next few weeks. Rest assured, I won't be giving up the Hat Trix club! I've already drawn this month's kit, and I'll be knitting the Jenny Cloche, out of Malabrigo Chunky.

And who knows what other crazy knitting shenanigans I'll get into in the next month? Laura Chau just came out with yet another stunning pattern I want to knit (honestly, I should just change the title of this blog to Cosmic Pluto's Groupie, heh), and wouldn't you know it, Tanis herself is going to be at the Montreal Knitting Guild in November... Now, some of you might call that a happy coincidence. Me? I call it Fate.

Happy Knitting Everyone!


Knit and Purl Mama said...

Yey a full month of Tara blogging! I look forward to that!

I love the way Castlegar is knitting up. Great color.

I LOVE Laura's new pattern too - I have it on my ravelry wishlist to get.

Can't wait to see all these knits this month from you!

Aestlight is looking great so far. Love the color.

I'm very excited about Tanis too :)

chudoland said...

Everytime I read your blog I ask myself "why I am so slow, Tara is full-time working mom and she does so great projects!"

sapphireblue said...

Agreed. I'm such a slow knitter, but you get so much done.

Tara said...

Aw, thanks ladies! The funny thing is that I don't really consider myself to be a fast knitter :)

Allison said...

Your shawl is going to look great in that varigated yarn. You are brave signing up for NaBloPoMo. I thought about it, but chickened out!

kate-the-enabler said...

Ok - here I go. I hereby commit, (one day late, but better late than never, right?) on this your first post of NaBloPoMo, to support your efforts by commenting on every one of your posts. And I promise I won't just say 'yeah!' ;)

dawn said...

I love the way the shawl is striping! And of course the caper cardigan is looking lovely as well!