Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Actual Knitting Content!

I've been knitting a bit! I'm making another pair of my Making Waves socks using this wonderful yarn I bought at YarnCon in the fall.

It's Turtle Cove Farm's Turtle Feet; colorway Standing on the Shore.

This yarn is really wonderful to knit with and the colors are so deep and enchanting, I feel like I'm snorkeling on a coral reef, not standing on the shore.

I also decided to take out an earlier effort to make the best of this Rowan Tapestry.

First it was a simple garter stitch scarf, knit the long way. Then, it started to become an oversize entrelac. Now, I've decided on just a normal-scaled entrelac pattern and I hope to never frog it again. This yarn really likes to stick to itself, so it's a bad candidate for frogging.

And there's been some weaving.

This is a piece of cotton cloth from which I'm going to sew a messenger bag. I had a cone of 8/8 cotton (knits at worsted weight) hanging around a while. The black stripes are Tahki Cotton Classic. I'm still thinking through all the details of the bag construction, so stay tuned for that.

Have you all noticed (well, Northern Hemisphere Dwellers, that is) that the days are getting longer? I'm eager for spring this year, even though there might be a lot of upheaval for us. We're hoping to buy a bigger house, still staying in the Madison area. We've been in this house for 13 years, which is longer than I have lived in any one place in my whole life. I'll add that I am not the only one in the family with pack-rat tendencies, and you can imagine what we're up against. Getting a loan? Piece of cake. Packing and moving? That's another thing altogether.


Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

I have noticed the days getting longer. It's really a pleasure. However, today took me and hour and 20 minutes to drive my 20 minute drive home from work because of a freak snowstorm. The messenger bag is gonna be awesome.

Bezzie said...

I can't wait to see the bag!
Yeah I'm not getting excited about light--not til after 3/14.
Hee hee...Freecycle and craigslist will become your new best buddies pre-move.

PNWBookGirl said...

I too wandered around for most of my life, some through no fault of my own. Wow! I have been in my current house for over 13 years, but thankfully have a few more years before considering a move, I really hate packing. It's been nice to allow my son to grow up in one house.

suse-the-slow-knitta & Baldyboi said...

the sock is a fabulous colour!! it might keep you calm (ish) during the house move... but maybe not!

shandy said...

My husband and I are going to die in this house because we could never face packing up everything we have hoarded over the years. I do envy your ability to weave.