Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Knitting post

Over the last 12 weeks, knitting has been the one thing to keep me sane. For the first six weeks, I wasn't working, so I just sat at home and knit. Well, cried and knit. Anything to keep me from pulling my hair out. So, I've ended up burning through my stash (plus some new yarn purchases) and creating a whole new fall wardrobe. Some of the projects that have kept me busy (obviously, these are not my photos. Maybe someday, I'll get around to posting my actual project photos, but don't hold your breath):

Snowy Triangle Scarf from "Handknit Holidays"
2 (1 for me, 1 for a friend to be named later)
On the one for me, I used the lovely Artfibers Satori yarn that Mel gave me last year for my birthday










Stitch Diva's Crocheted Clogs
Christmas gift for a friend to be named later
Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride
























Stitch Diva's Crocheted Newsboy Cap for me (because who else do I know that actually wears hats?)
Stashbuster (Trendsetter random silk/acrylic/linen blend from Yarn Lady sale)














Interweave Knits Spring '05 Cable-Eight Top for me (finally used that Rowan Cork in Sour that I've been hanging on to for a year)















Knitscene Fall '05 Raglan sweater for me (stashbuster -- ivory Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece & grey blue Debbie Bliss Cashmerino)















Interweave Knits Summer '06 Seaberry Shell
for me (Cascade Pima Silk in fern)















Knitscene Spring '06 Matador Bolero
2 for me (stashbuster -- Classic Elite Gatsby in orange and Rio de la Plata in red/black/green)














Interweave Knits/Loop d Loop Ballerina tank 3 (1 3/4 length sleeve and 1 cap sleeve for me, 1 cap sleeve for Jenny)
Total stashbuster (Cotton fleece & RYC Cashcotton, random merino wool, Rowan Calmer & Tootsie P rayon tape ribbon)
















Knitting (and a bit of crochet) has been very therapuetic for me through all of this. I guess I've felt that so much of my life has been out of control lately, and one thing I can control is what I produce with yarn and two sticks (or a hook).

6 comments:

miss kendra said...

wow! you can produce ALOT! i'm so impressed.

i finished all my mandantory xmas gifts. that's prett good, i think.

Gwen said...

Whoa! I am in awe! Knitting is such productive therapy. :)

Annika said...

You chose such beautiful projects!

mel said...

Um, I knew you were knitting in volume, but dang! You're talking multiple entire sweaters here! I'm so happy you used the Satori, mine is still sitting in the stash waiting to be used. What a great pattern too! I can't wait to see the cable 8 in cork, that must look fabulous.

Faith said...

Damn, woman! you have been finishing a lot! Wanna start on some of my stash?

Uccellina said...

Goodness me. I made that scarf from Handknit Holidays for my step-daughter-in-law (*tee hee*) last year, and it was so delicious that I want to make more of them. Shortrows are easy, but look so cool!