Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Knitting Update

I have been knitting a lot, every day, whenever I can. I really want to get Flora Dress done for Grace so that she can wear it a few times this summer, especially for photos. It's really hard to say how this one will look and fit. All the stitches are bunched up on my circular needle. I'm not that into the yarn I'm using, but I'm trying to discipline myself to knit up some old yarn in my stash. I bought this stuff way before Grace was born. I don't even remember what I had in mind for it. Well, it's now becoming a dress. Right now I'm in the knitting "black hole" part of the dress. This means I'm at the part where it seems no matter how many rounds I knit, it feels like I'm getting nowhere. Still a few inches to go until I can start the lace part of the skirt.Then we have Zetor Scarf. I'm taking a whole new approach with this project. Usually, I jump right into a project and knit and knit until I get bored of the pattern and then put it down for something else. On this one, I'm only knitting a row here and there, whenever I have a few minutes, usually after Grace goes to bed. I can't knit more than a few rows at a time because the yarn is so fine. I have perfect eyesight right now, but I might need glasses after this one is finished.Cardigan Sweater has been put aside because I can't wear it until November at the earliest anyway. I really should line the crocheted bag so I can use it. The lining part is so unappetizing because I'll have to hand sew it, and to be honest, I don't know how to go about doing it from the start. Suppose I'll have to google that.

Still winding the cobweb lavender yarn. Hand-wound balls look so cute, don't you think?


Amanda said...

What you call the "black hole," I called the Twilight Zone of Knitting. I try something on. "Oh, it needs about eight more rows." Eight rows later, it still needs another eight rows. Usually, after that, it still needs four more rows. Drives me crazy.

Sarah said...

I got the "black hole" term from Yarn Harlot. Yes....only one more inch....wait, still one more inch... and this is just a toddler dress--nowhere near as much knitting as your beautiful Amsterdam Dress (was that was it was called?). Gosh I'm slow.

Amanda said...

Stockholm Dress. Haven't made it to Amsterdam yet.

I'm knitting another dress. I'm crazy.

The funny thing is, I used to knit constantly, year round, tons of projects, multiple sweaters a year, etc. Now it seems like I do two big projects a year and burn out on knitting. Ha!

Sarah said...

Stockholm Dress! That was it! Just gorgeous!

I don't think I could do what you do. I need some quick projects in there to get some intermittent satisfaction. Looking forward to seeing your next dress!