January 4, 2009
Startitis…I got it bad
Wow, I woke up this morning and I am just jumping around planning more projects that I want to start on. It probably didn’t help that I had two pots of Scottish breakfast tea when usually I have one cup of Lipton decaf!
Since I finished my socks, I have to get another pair of socks on the needles really quick-like. It seems to be Ted’s turn, so I’ll start a pair of toe up socks in the lovely Socrates yarn he bought me for Christmas. I’ll knit a plain foot and have plenty of time to think about the pattern on the leg. I counted and realized that I knit 11 (that’s ELEVEN!) pairs of socks in 2008. Wow, some kind of record for me. I think I’ve been more prolific since I started knitting two socks at once.
I am knitting a lace scarf for the Read-a-long on Ravelry of the book The Lace Reader. Actually, I’m listening to it on audio so I can knit at the same time. The pattern is a traditional Estonian Stork’s Nest by Nancy Bush that was in the January/February 2008 issue of Piecework magazine. I am really enjoying it. The 12-row repeat goes quickly so I can pick it up and put it down without a huge time commitment.
Last summer I bought a pattern and yarn for a vest for myself. I’ve swatched twice, but couldn’t get gauge so I put it down and started my Christmas knitting. I better get back to it or I won’t be able to wear it at all this winter! Maybe I’ll go to knit night at Fiber Wild and get going again.
And my poor bobbin lace pillow is feeling very neglected lately. I did do some lace during the holidays when I really needed to clear my mind from the multitude of lists for Christmas preparation. But I went to lacing at Borders last Monday night and got that itch to start something new. I bought this pattern and the fan to mount it on at the IOLI convention last August. It’s ‘s Gravenmoer lace worked in a very fine thread. I think I’ll start getting the pricking ready when I go to sewing tomorrow night and wind bobbins during the week. That way I should be able to set aside a chunk of time to start it before I go to Borders at the end of this month. Yay!