Friday, August 17, 2007

I need to blog more

After ages and ages of no blogging and very little knitting I have decided that I must try to blog more. I spent since I spend most of my time on the net reading blogs, the least I can do is contribute back to the blog community for sharing so much with me. Other blogs have taught me how to cable, steek, and numerous other techniques that I can't remember right now.
The only problem now is that I don't have any knitting to show!!! I think having a camera would help. But I do plan to cast on Forecast as soon as I get a job, make some money, and buy the yarn. I'm going to use Cascade 220 in possibly a soft brown or camel colour, so it looks neutral and tweedish. Maybe like this. I don't actually know yet, I'll have to see how I feel when I go to my LYS.

There have been some small projects that I have been working on lately. Starting with my cable scarf knit in beautiful Noro. Unfortunately the cables got all fudged up and I don't yet have the heart to frog it. So as soon as I can find my cable needle I'll get back to it. I don't know why but I can't keep a cable needle for my life. I've gone through about 3 of them so far on this scarf alone. Maybe my cable needles go where socks go. I can see it now cable needles and socks sitting on a beach somewhere laughing and drinking martinis while I did through the couch cushions.

I'm also still knitting my little sisters stocking stuffer from last Christmas, but it's ok she won't mind.... as long as I finish it before she goes back to school. Also my boyfriend won't let me buy any yarn or start any new projects until I finish it (grrrr!!!). So here is it's current state. You can't really tell how long it is from the pick, but you can see where I'm getting the chart from (IK summer '06). It's baby alpaca, so soft, so pretty. I can't wait to finish it, just a few more repeats, then I can buy yarn, yay!!!

There are a bunch of other things that I want to knit before exams this year as well. Including the Blue Skies sweater from IK online free patterns. I don't think that I'm going to use the same chart and I still have to learn how to do short rows, but I would like to knit it. Ok, i think that's enough rambleing for today...

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