Thursday, June 07, 2007

approaching the finish line

all i have left of my dad's socks is the toes, and then i will be finished. all together now, "Ahhhhhhhhhhh." also, my steady knitting on cozy kind of crept up on me. i measured last night and i am at 64". i plan to knit to the specified 67" and then call it quits. so i'm almost done with that one too. who knew?

i like the rhythm of having three projects at once. the mitered square blanket, something for me, and something for someone else. once i finish my dad's socks, i need to make a quick gift project, and then it'll be onto spicy's wick socks. i hope that my next me project will be the surplice bodice camisole from knitting lingerie style. i'm making an effort not to buy more yarn, but i have one major hole in my stash, and that is i don't really have any summery yarns. i was thinking about going to the local thrift shop, but then i remembered that on my last thrift store trip, i picked up two cotton sweaters to frog and then forgot about them. i got a nice deep grey gap sweater. i think i should have enough yardage for the top. i'm picturing it over a pink tank with a pretty pink ribbon for the waist. so problem solved. the other sweater is navy blue and i think it might work for the shaped lace tee. i really like the idea of recycling sweaters, and i should try to do it more often. now i just have to find time to actually do all of these things.

7 comments:

  1. The shaped tee is simply gorgeous! I love that pattern!

    You are a quick knitter!

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  2. Ooh, grey and pink will be lovely.

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  3. I love the 3 project system too. Always the right thing to knit, whatever the situation.

    Can't wait to see the FOs. You really are fast!

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  4. See? Now you can gift those socks on Father's Day if you want to.
    I ordered that lingerie book based on your review. I like small Lacey project and scarves can really get tiresome.

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  5. I do love that shaped tee!!! Thanks for the book reviews! :)

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  6. Your system sounds good, but I like to have something interesting, something mindless, and something portable. Makes me ready for anything.

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  7. Those are great patterns! I'll probably resist buying the book and cave once I see one of your FOs from it!

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