Sunday, April 01, 2007

First quarterly report of 2007

Wow! It was a busy one. I finished 15 out of the 16 projects I started. (still knitting away on my pinstripe cardi). Neck warmers are the it thing for me this quarter. I knit 6. Also- 3 scarves, and 4 pairs of socks. I knit my first felted item. I finished 2 lace items (Phew. That was hard!) I finished 3 items for PS2 and almost done with the 4. Apparently I contributed 120 photographs to PS@ so far. Check them out! We are moving to phase 2= yellow/ pink/ green. It was nice to focus on a color theme, and I am glad photography was added as a medium!

I learnt how to spin! Wow. Boy, am I in trouble now..............

And now- my mystery item:
Birds Nest Shawl (in scarf form) from Folk Shawls by Cheryl Oberle, in Artful Yarn's Virtue. Its 100% cashmere. Oh so lush and soft. Its for my pal at the ISE4. It will knit matching fingerless gloves. I was going to make it stockinette when my friend Barbara (who is a local knitting guru at The Point) suggested I add one of the lace motif on the gloves as well. Brilliant. I'll have to make up a pattern. This is an unblocked photo I took last night; the scarf is blocking as I type. I am very please with how it came out, even though it was not as planned. It was planned to be a shawl, but after one pattern repeat I realized I will not have enough yarn, even with the purple border, so I decided to reverse the pattern, thinking it will give me somewhat of a mirror image- which it did not (due to the orientation of the stitches) but rather a complimentary pattern. It came out different but I really like it. I may try to make this in another yarn as a shawl, but I will knit it vertically next time. I get lost a bit in 350 stitches per row. I did get SO MUCH better when my new super needles came- Addi lace. highly recommend. Its amazing what the right tool for the job can contribute.
birds nest shawl- in scarf form

All this was possible because I have whole heartedly embraced this mantra: (which I read on artyfartykat's blog. Thanks for the info kathryn!)
Housework comes before Knitting
only in the dictionary!





15 comments:

Sonya said...

I don't know which to be more impressed by, the sheer amount of your knitting or the fact that you keep quarterly reports! I should take a page from your book!

Strikkelise said...

Wow. You're a kniting machine. And I mean that in a good way.
I love this quotation from Yarn Harlot's "At Knit's End" (hope I remember it correctly): "My second favourite household chore is ironing. The first being hitting my head against the top bunk bed until I faint".
Ha!

Annie said...

"Housework comes before Knitting only in the dictionary!"

Brilliant. I am posting that on my fridge!

kathryn said...

Wow you've certainly been busy!

Btw I saw the housework mantra here...http://artyfartykat.blogspot.com/2007/03/doing-it-with-lights-on.html
I don't know if that's where you saw it. It is definitely my view too.

kathryn said...

PS The http addy should be
http://artyfartykat.blogspot.com
/2007/03/doing-it-with-lights-on.html

I can't seem to get it on one line but I'm sure you can find it.

Wendy Dorrel said...

Hey! The little cable number I had pictured is the back of a vest I'm working on. The pattern is from Lion Brand and the yarn is TLC Essentials in Brownberry. It's acrylic but not so bad to work with. :)

Pat said...

Wonderful contributions to PS2.0 - lovely images & posts about it here on your blog. I love the scarf project - looks gorgeous! And yes, housework comes second to knitting - afterall, there is only so much available knitting time in a day - and more to the point, at the end of things, are we really going to say "gee, I should have spent more time cleaning house?!" Lol! Me thinks not!

magnusmog said...

what is housework?

gemma said...

I checked out your flicker photos too. You and I must be sisters, because I also believe you can never have too many interesting neck warmers/scarves to really jazz up your wardrobe. mmm, love the purple cabled neck warmer.

Liz K. said...

I have kept this post as new so I could really take time to look at your Flickr photos. You have made some really gorgeous things!

Mary, Mary... said...

Um, are you still employed? Going to check out your pix asap. Cross your fingers, Sahara may make her debut on Wed!

Judy said...

After vowing to finish some of my non-sock projects, I managed to finish exactly three things this quarter: All socks.

It has not been because of the vast amount of housework I've been doing, either. :-)

Knitting Ewe said...

Beautiful job Hila!

astridpersons said...

thanks for your comment on my blog> Answer: I used 2 1/2 skeins of rowan silk haze.

Rain said...

It's certainly bee a productive few months. You've made some lovely things.

Agree wholeheartedly on the dictionary quote.