I’m in a funk and it’s ticking me off.
hrmph. (see what I mean…it works nicely)
I am very impatiently waiting for a felted bag exchange to start.
I am very impatiently waiting for a mystery shawl KAL to start.
I am wrapping up a scarf exchange.
I frogged my February Lady Sweater so I could start over minus all the ugly ass garter stitch…(no offense to anyone who likes garter stitch…not my personal favorite)
I feel bored. I need to go back to work. On that note, I do have an interview tomorrow. I’m saying nothing else til it’s done and over with…so Nah!! (keep your fingers crossed for me!)
I’ve been brainstorming lately. A lot. Since I’m out of work and have some time on my hands I’ve been trying to think of creative items I could make to possibly earn some coins while I look for a day job…
Here’s what I have so far:
Looks pretty good doesn’t it. Should rack in TONS of dough. >sigh<
My brain just isn’t spitting anything good out. A dear friend wants to go into business together. She see’s that awesome hand dyed sock yarn pie…and wants us to cut a piece for ourselves. I am willing to give this a shot. I love to dye, I love sock yarn… What could go wrong, other than it doesn’t sell at all and she ends up with a TON of sock yarn dyed by me (she’s fronting the money, so it’d go to her if it didn’t pan out.) >wink<
But other than that… I’m running dry.
I tried knitting wire…thought I could make knitted earrings. That was about as much fun as cramps. I tried the crocheted jewlery thing…and this might work, I just gotta fine that “one thing” that really does “it”… (oh, shut up, you know what I mean.) >grin< I have other ideas that I’m running around with…but nothing concrete.
The February Lady sweater is coming along well, if mind-numbingly. I HATE GARTER STITCH. It rots my brain. I *KNEW* I should have done the garter stitch top section in seed stitch, but NOOOOO, I wanted to knit the pattern as is. AS IS?!?!?!?! I’m a dumb-ass. I know I hate garter stitch… I should have went with my guts. It looks okay…but I would have liked seed stitch better, but there is NO WAY I am ripping it out. I’m almost (like 2”) away from starting the lace section.
I have 874 yards of candy apple red fingering weight… Any ideas of what I could do with it??? Please don’t say socks. : ) I want something creative and intricate. Give me your best shot!!!
It’s name is: That’s Good Chewin’! It’s the blog for my other self…the Foodie. It’s still a very wee tot…don’t yet know what it will grow up to be, but check it out and tell me what you think of it so far.
That’s Good Chewin’!
It’s done and I love it. I certainly hope my pal loves it too. I decided not to block it. I like the way the cable look unblocked better. It’s all fat and puffy. When it’s blocked, even a little bit, it looks too flat. So, it 77″ long (not counting the fringe) and 4.5″ wide. Long and skinny!!
I’m going t sew her a project bag and make some stitch/place markers to go with it.
And since it’s February now (gasp!), I also cast on for the February Lady Sweater. If you haven’t seen the pattern, check it out. It’s fantastic!! I am almost ready to do the second button hole. I’m using Paton’s Classic Wool in Jade Heather. A deep, yet subtle teal with hints of light green and darker blue in it. (I can’t find a good pic of it). It’s really pretty.
Happy stitches, all…