Thursday, May 31, 2007

Just checking in

i haven't had a lot of time this week to work on anything. i learned that i cannot knit lace when i have more than one distraction around (spicy + movie). not even very simple lace. i'm going to have to tink back cozy a few rows til i figure out my mistake. sigh. the last time i measured it the stole was 50 inches long, and i'm on my 6th ball of yarn. i was aiming for 6 feet, but i may stop at 5. i've read in various places that the appropriate length is either your wingspan, or a foot longer, depending on how you want to wear it. but since this is my first me shawl, i don't really know how i want to wear it. and now the weather is supposed to be hot again, so i can only work on it after the sun goes down.

i have knit 3 squares for Block #7. i did a quick project status check, and at my current rate, it will take me 3 months to finish all 36 blocks. i'd like to pick up the pace a little bit, but i'm not too far off my goal, since this is my big summer project.

i sewed 2 skirts, but they are both slightly too big. basically i'm an idiot and cannot take correct measurements of my body. i'm going to wash and dry and hope for a little shrinkage. it probably won't work--it never seems to, when you want it to. i'm also working on a pair of linen pants. i just have to sew on the hook and eye closures and hem the cuffs.

i really need to kick into high gear on my dad's socks. i haven't touched them for almost a week. double sigh.

2 comments:

  1. It's so true that stuff never shrinks when you want it to. Like all those times people handed out free shirts in L or XL and told us they'd shrink in the wash. Maybe, but not down to a small! But all those pants that were just barely the right length when I got them? boom, shrink in the wash.

    Good luck getting your skirts to fit right. is there some way to take the waist in if it doesn't work out?

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  2. Nah, it's hard taking measurements of yourself!!

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