I’ve now reached the brim section of Wild is the Wind. It’s charted and I’ve got as far as the set-up rows so far. I’m making this from Lamb’s Pride Worsted. It’s from the same stash I bought in 2004.
I’ve also rebooted the Twitter Mystery Knit in my final skein of the pink and this time, I’m using life lines. Lots of them!
I’ve already had to rip back to one of them, of course! Originally I’d planned on having life lines every row but that was too time consuming so I relented and went with every two rows instead. I think I’m currently on row 12 so I have a bit of catching up to do since I think the Mystery ends tomorrow. 😮
I’m really pleased with how this turned out
Detail of the leaves
I’ve never blocked a scarf before but I’m tempted to block this one so that the yarn over design shows up
Unfortunately I don’t have anything new to show you this week. I’ve had to stop and start a few projects including, Wild as the Wind, where I’ve ripped everything out and changed the yarn and needles. Most of my energy this week has gone into decluttering, again. Yes, again. I seem to do this a couple of times a year. Well, I say that but what I really mean is that I take some things from one room and put them in another. This time I’ve been taking things to the tip and recycling centre instead. I have some bookcases on my landing and they used to have boxes of
crap, sorry, I mean vitally important things, in front of them. They don’t anymore. This has brought the added benefit of my no longer having to do contortions in order to switch off the landing light. This is good.
My plan is to finish off the reorganising before my birthday on Saturday. I have next week off and hope to make another dress, watch a few fillums and possibly do a bit of cooking or baking. 🙂
Oh and my friend Shea Wong has an article in the Huffington Post today.
I’ve been meaning to blog for ages. I like to plan my entries and have had a few planned but not got around to posting.
But less of what I’ve not been doing.Let’s move onto what I have been doing. 🙂
Firstly, there’s a new edition of Knitcast out! This time I interview Lee Meredith of Leethal Knits. Such a lovely lady!
Secondly, there’s tidying!
I moved into this house in May 2008. At the time Doug and I were just friends, not dating and I told him that I’d be unpacked in three months. My god, have I been ribbed over that statement! The problem with having a lot of stuff is that when you do go to deal with it, it can seem so overwhelming that you do nothing. Ok, maybe you move a couple of things or shift things around but mostly you just think “I can’t deal with this right now, it’s just too much”. And that’s been my attitude for much of the time.
The downside is that I’ve not been able to access my craft room and actually make things in there – ever. So I’ve busy unpacking all the boxes in there and making space since on Friday I get new yarn shelving and a cutting table! 🙂
Tomorrow I have a very busy day ahead of me. I’m spending it with Heather Ordover, Amy Singer, Dianne Read-Jackson and the rest of the peeps on the CraftLit: London, Bath and Wales tour. And in the evening we’re going to a huge meetup of all the Cardiff knitting groups at Dempsey’s Pub! It should be fun! And exhausting!