Sunday, January 16, 2011

Ta-Da!!!!!!

After two days of crafting torture, one long-standing sewing WIP is finished:
and I hate to have to admit it, but I love how it turned out.  It still needs to be washed, and there is no way I would ever be dumb enough to use microsuede on a shirt like this again, but it turns out that I will NOT be roasting marshmallows over a bonfire featuring this pattern.  However, I shall not confirm nor deny the possibility that Theo wasn't the only one lying flat on the floor when this sucker was finally finished.....
It occurred to me yesterday that I really missed picking a project bag every month, so I reached into the bin & was admittedly trying to "cheat" just a bit by grabbing the handles of what I thought was a sewing project, to pull out:
which serves me right for cheating, albeit cheating badly.  So....I now have a scarf to finish in 15 days.  This would be a good time for the one-row scarf,
so being me, I decided to do something different.  It's a bit hard to see in the picture, but this is a simple knit/purl celtic knot pattern which I'm hoping will become good travel knitting, which I'm low on.  Last month I discovered that it is far easier to get lots of knitting done if one always has knitting nearby.  (I know--next I'll be discovering that one can combine knit & purl stitches to make ribbing).  So, there is a knitting project in basically any room I might go into, as well as in my car.  When one has 111 projects and 25,000 yards of yarn to finish this year, one must take extraordinary steps.   Or find elaborate justification for foolishly continuing to cast on new projects--one of the two......

Nine down, 102 to go!!!