Ok, finally my new home will be available in 2011. www.knittedwool.com This will feature my blog in expanded form. I most likely will not transfer any content from this blog as its not really my best. I will have a shop available and my own patterns. I am really excited about the pattern writing process. I am experimenting with lots of different techniques so I can master everything.
Check it out and I will update when I get it tweaked to how I want it:)
Other than that, lots of knitting... A fair isle sweater created as a copy of another sweater. Anxiety about cutting the steeks is subsiding as I wrap up the body. I am overly anxious about the sleeves and keeping the pattern in check. UGH I don't think this was the right thing to start of designing. I'll most likely offer the pattern in one size when I complete it. I imagine lots of cussing, frogging, tears and possibly Valium as I struggle to complete the sleeves.
I have lots of projects planned afterwords and I have been monogamous unfortunately as I try to finish the sweater so it can be worn on Christmas. Well it might become a vest for Christmas and a sweater for next year. :)
I haven't been knitting with the group anymore but I am getting so much more done.
I am beefing up my writing and helping generate exposure for 3 other company websites. My days are long and I don't remember what a 6 hour night of sleep is anymore. 5 or less has been the norm for about, oh, 6 months. I can't imagine how I am really functioning. Other news, I am venturing into the world of recruiting.
Its been a long time but I will be moving my blog to a new place within the next couple of weeks. This one will still be around but I think I am going to take this one in a new direction most likely of fashion/shopping. I am switching over to a wordpress blog and I will post the link as soon as its up and running!
I haven't been posting because of things that have overwhelmed me the last couple of weeks. I have been knitting and a wee bit of crochet. I even dyed some bamboo yarn! I will post more most likely after I get back from vacation to PR. I should be moving to a new spot as well!!
I have been lazy lately on posting. I started the semester this week and I am really liking online classes. In knitting news, I finished my entrelac tee and I need to stretch it out just a wee bit. I knit it tighter since its Summer Tweed with the expectation of s-t-r-e-t-c-h-i-n-g.
I started the Aran Necklace Camisole from the same IK issue. I just picked up stitches for the back tonight. The construction is great---you knit the cabled necklace first then pick up stitches in the front and back. Ingenious short rows. I really should practice more with short rows as I want to make shawl patterns that utilize them. I do think this tank is going to go fast. I will probably need another skein.
I am going to start looking for yarns this week to start the Mister's fair isle sweater. I am going to post a picture of it later this week. Its a true fair isle with patterning from collar to cuff. Lucky me but I will acquire the esteemed art of steeking with this project. Oh and the sweater is in goddamn fingering weight. Well at least I can use sock yarn:)
I really have a itch to crochet lately. I am loving the Julie cuff, Boteh scarf (Miss Babs),and Wavelength(Noro K sock). I am too lazy to link tonight. Oh and I am going to start the Chain Maille scarf tonight which is just chain st and slip stitch. I have some ugly yarn that will most likely pool in any other project.
Why can't people measure their projects on Ravelry? UGH. Sometimes I just want to scream while browsing the site. I like to make projects in different weights and I would like to view others projects that do the same. How long does it take to measure? Also, go weigh your yarn at the post office if you have some left over. Well that's what I do--I have no intention of buying a scale. Why not utilize the tools that we have?
Here is a picture of my brother's class while they were taking formal pictures. Don't ask just marvel at my picture taking skills ha!
Here we are:) If you know me, there are more candids on my facebook.
In other news, I decided to take only online classes this semester since its summer. I forgot Marcy's Citron on our trip and am bummed about that. Dad and Marcy took us to Hunting Beach in SC on Saturday with Lawrence. Its a natural beach and gorgeous. If you are in SC close to Beaufort, go see it. I probably should have taken pictures but sand and electronics do not mix well.