Sunday, January 04, 2009

Happy New Year

Here is the feather and fan shawl I finished a little while back- I think in November. I like the style and the drape, but it is itchier than I thought it would be. I think I'll still use it, especially if our heater goes out again.

I have a bit of startitis or some kind of knitting block going on. While my mom was here visiting, we bought some yarn at the market. The yarn label didn't specify gauge or needles or anything. I was thinking about using it for a little capelet, but it's the wrong gauge. (I won't make that purchasing mistake again!)

So, determined not to stash this yarn, I have tried to knit with it for several days and have nothing to show for it. I tried a cowl, a hat, some mitts, and a scarf. I also tried making my own capelet design, but I really don't want to sit there and figure it out. I just want to knit. So, there it is.

I am not sure what cures knitting startitis. I also have several half-baked amigurumi projects floating around here, and one finished fingerless glove in need of a mate. I have finished (end weaving and seaming) a couple sweaters for my fellow knitwits...but that hardly counts. I did finish a thin, red, sparkly scarf for my friend Jan. I forgot about that.

Maybe I just need some great yarn to get going. I still have the top down cardigan on the needles, I don't know why I haven't been working on that very much. I have most of the body done! I should finish that- I should just finish anything!!! I think I just need to re-evaluate my stash- that might help. I am also annoyed that I still can't find a pattern I purchased for a sweater called Fantine. (I am too tired to link it tonight, maybe tomorrow.)

This is an interesting knitterly start to the new year....I am sure everything will turn around soon.
Here are the kids for scale!

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