Sunday, January 15, 2006

Craftopia update

I love long weekends - I stretch two days worth of whatever over 3 days and don't feel guilty about taking long naps and doing nothing for hours at a time.

Took a very long nap this afternoon after doing laundry (which, trust me, was very overdue), and am pretty sure it will manage to upset my sleep schedule this evening. Since that is the case, I will probably have hours to work on knitting and sewing while I await sleep to overtake me.

So, in honor of the crafting that awaits me, here is an updated list of current knitting projects (one of these days I will map out the sewing projects, too), with changes in bold:

1) Gedifra Tagliato shawl - about half done
2) Gedifra Tagliato mini-sweater from
3) Gedifra Cicco Gold Paris Loop from
4) Gedifra Cicco Teal Paris Loop from - on needles, about 1/4 done
(I totally scored on the Cicco off ebay - yeah! 3 balls each color, so both my Loops will be slightly shorter than the original pattern)
5) Colinette Pt 5 Capelet from Teen Knitting Club (I actually made this first as a sweater from Yarn Girls' Guide to Simple knits and frogged it cos it was HUGE, then made this capelet on size 17 needles, but it stretched out so frogged it again and trying it on 15 needles this time). Reknit this about 3 times over the last week, but FINALLY got it - on 17s. Just need to sew the two pieces together and it'll be DONE.
6) Astrakan scarf (to match the hat I made last week) - DONE
7) Patons Up Country bolero designed by Veronik Avery (off - lovely!) I was off gauge, and had to rip the back out. Found I could make gauge if I knit tight on the 10 1/2s.
8) Debbie Bliss Merino DK Julsey shrug (off I actually finished this, but made it about 3 inches too wide, so it does a weird baggy thing under the back of my arms. I thought about steeking it, but think it really does just need to be done properly. Ugh. Have been thinking about this - I think I just need to shorten it 3", which is a hell of a lot better than ripping the whole fcuking thing out.
9) S. Charles Cabaret shawl
10) Rowan kidsilk mohair branching out (from
11) Tahki Stacy Charles Cotton Classic in a gorgeous teal - not sure exactly what I'll do with it, but I have a strong suspicion it will be a summer top
12) Some vintage 80's rust colored yarn that I plan to use to make a modified mini sweater from (mixed with some Rowan Yorkshire Tweed)
13) Eco forest green for an ubernaturel from
14) Eco lavendar - currently working on a ribbed scarf, but may make another shrug
15) Some gorgeous BonBon Gourment Collection to make a 70's style vest

New additions:
16) Naturgarn in deep gold which will become this. I like the one on the left, but will add the peplum from the one on the right.
17) My first cabled sweater out of more Patons upcountry. It's the one called the "Perfect Turtleneck" sweater.
18) A gorgeous Patons Brilliant sweater in gold from the current issue of Interweave Knits. It's knit on sz 4 needles, so this is going to take awhile...
19) More Patons Brilliant - but in Burgundy this time, to make a shrug a` la the one I espied at Zara in Vegas last week.

So, here is what I've learned looking at the new list: For every 2 projects I finish, I take on 4 more. Great... At this point, by the time I finish all of this, my list will have doubled!

On the plus side, my yarn buying does seem to have slowed down a little. I went to my LYS with mom yesterday, and didn't buy ANYTHING. Now, that's restraint! ;-)

1 comment:

MacGeekette said...

hey busy bee--can't wait to see the cabled sweater as it progresses...comfy, cozy, purrdy :-)