It's amazing what you can get done when you're monogamous to one project.
It's really a bit too hot to be modelling woollen socks today. Two sleeps until I fly off into the cold Japanese winter.
Sunday, 31 January 2010
Tuesday, 26 January 2010
Saturday, 23 January 2010
Wednesday, 20 January 2010
I wore it once - to an Anzac day BBQ if I remember correctly - and a friend snapped a photo of me in it. I looked at the photo, decided that it made me look even more like a lumpy grey apple than usual and shoved it away in the cupboard, never to be worn again.
Then I started seeing versions of the Shalom Cardigan popping up on Ravelry and I thought "oh, I should frog that vest and re-knit it into this some time".
And finally, early one Sunday morning a few weeks ago, I got a bee in my bonnet and spent it frogging, winding, washing and hanging out great big skeins of bulky weight yarn. I cast on that evening.
I'm so glad I did. This is much better. Full project details are ravelled here.
Saturday, 16 January 2010
Today I took some photographs of some of the yarn stash. A couple of pretty recent acquisitions, but mostly stuff that has been sitting at the bottom of various receptacles for too long. I have plans for most of it, but I only have two hands.
Good thing that this stuff has a long shelf life.
Saturday, 9 January 2010
Cast-off last night: (toe-up) Riverbed in Vinnland Socks
Plotting and Planning:
- next train knitting sock selection
- travelling-in-Japan-in-February sock selection
- flights to the US in April/May (golf, Grand Canyon and perhaps a "popover" to DC)
- and in the meantime, trying to stay cool in Melbourne's January heat.