Friday, September 05, 2008

Purple Amoeba

I remember saying sometime in July that I wouldn't be able to manage more than a few exhausted stitches of knitting a night. While that has certainly been true, those stitches have added up to some major progress.

Purple Amoeba

A purple amoeba. With sleeves! I am knitting the neck, button and bottom bands all together (I think Walker referred to this as a Chanel jacket style) and at the moment I'm using 4 #3 circular needles. I think I will go ahead and get a fifth, so I can have one for the neck, one for the bottom and one for each of the button bands. As it is, I can't really tell where I am on the thing, and that will problematic once I need to do the buttonholes.

Now that this is so close to being done, and I am going on an actual knitting retreat, I'm starting to feel some knitting mojo come back. It's been awhile since I felt such an excitement about starting some new knitting projects, and it is a relief. I was a little afraid the sewing had taken that part over completely. I have 4 projects in mind:

1. Sea Tangles because how can you pass up silk and stainless steel yarn, not to mention a completely randomized cable pattern? And it is pretty! I'm going to Nirvana (otherwise known as Threadbear) tomorrow to get the yarn. Don't you love how some things suddenly surpass everything else on your to do list because you just can't bear to go another day without casting it on?;

2. The February Lady sweater, in some Manos I'm rescuing from a long abandoned project (I have a vague memory of having seen this first on Valerie's blog, but maybe it was Jean's? In any case, I'm stealing the idea of knitting this from someone else);

3. Grumperina's Shifting Sands scarf, and I will also adapt the pattern for a matching hat, also in Manos. I think it is, anyway. It came from Stef's huge stash cleansing. The scarf and hat will be for an annual Euchre tournament which benefits ALS research;

4. Tangled Yoke Cardigan. I don't have yarn for this and won't until I come back from the retreat.

The first 3 will come with me to the retreat. I don't think they will be finished when I get back, but you never know! Heh.


Carrot said...

Mmmm . . . purple.

Lee! Give me a call and I'll tell you how I lost your phone number. 734-546-4653. and then I will have it again.

Sharon said...

Reports anticipated~

KarenK said...

And you did finish the purple amoeba, didn't you? or almost, anyway? Hope to see pictures soon.