Thursday, July 03, 2008

You Might Need to Sit Down

I know! I’m in shock too! I have missed you guys. It’s been so long since I’ve blogged, I’m not even going to try to describe all the projects I’ve worked on since my last entry. Besides, I think I’ve completed, like, two of them (a sewn knapsack and a still-unblocked Swallowtail Shawl). But here’s the list of unfinished projects:

three sweaters—-Arisaig (Knitty 05), Bianca (Interweave Knits 06) and Gathered Pullover (IK 07)
one knitted knapsack (from some knitted bag book, prob. IK)
one scarf (see below)
one sock (Hedera from Knitty 06), intended as a Christmas ‘07 gift, now repurposed as a Christmas '08 gift.

While a goal for the rest of the year is to finish the projects in front of me (and to go back to a single-focus regime of one-project-at-a-time), I have sort of gotten into a scarf kick.

I’m really digging the idea of scarves as accessories (thank you, Maryse). Little skinny lacy scarves that knit up quickly and are light enough to be worn indoors and out. I’m finishing the Melon Shawl—shrunk to scarf size—from Victorian Lace Today right now, and when it’s done I intend to make a couple more scarves. Like socks, they’re small and light enough to be knit in the summer, when you can’t stand the thought of having a sweater in your lap. They’re fun to knit and boy, do they knit up quickly.

Then when the cool weather comes, I’ll focus on finishing up the sweaters that are littering my house. Then onto new projects!

Happy 4th, everyone! I am going to try to get back to a regular blogging schedule after the 4th. We’ll have some breathing time at work and it’ll be easier for me to blog.


Laurie said...

Happy Fourth! Good to see you back.

Carole Knits said...

Welcome back!

maryse said...

yay! you're back!

Manise said...

Happy 4th Martha! So happy to see you back!

Beth S. said...

Oh, it's so good to hear from you! :-) And I wanna see that Swallowtail when she's blocked... ;-)