Showing posts with label sock yarn. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sock yarn. Show all posts

Monday, May 5, 2014

Shawl I Tell You What I Think of You?

You don't mind if I recycle a picture do you? I'm STILL working on this. 

I knew I was slower at knitting than crocheting, but this is just ridiculous! I'm still working on the Glitz at the Ritz shawl pattern. The instructions are fairly straight forward and understandable for someone like me who doesn't really do all that much knitting. Thank goodness for YouTube tutorials on knitting stitches! It's very pretty so far, from what I can tell, even though I did give up on counting stitches at a few spots. If I'm not mistaken, the first time you count what's on a needle you should have 217 stitches!! Remember, this is sock yarn... That's 217 tiny, skinny, little stitches that you have to count!

I am determined to see this project through! I'm on the star lace section now. I just have a feeling not every stitch is going to line up where it should. I guess that's some motivation to keep working on it, just to see if it all actually lines up. 

Well, that's what was on the needles this week!
Did anyone get the title reference to a deleted song from The King and I (1956)? ;)

Monday, April 23, 2012

Slow and Steady Wins the Race...Right?

Well, Here's my facebook page status: "I've been out of town visiting friends. I brought a small crochet project with me but caught a bad cold literally on my 7 hour trip down to visit! So I have not been working on any projects big or small for the past week!! Hence why there hasn't been an update either."

 It seems like I'm always taking two steps forward and one and a HALF steps back! This crafting jazz is certainly not my main income so I try to work at it whenever I do have a day off from work or even just a spare hour or so. I just love working with my hands and if I'm at an interesting part of a pattern that is fun to work through and not frustrating to figure out then it is an AWESOME de-stresser (which spell check says isn't a word no matter how I type it, but I know I've heard it before. Oh well.) and my brain likes the exercise, haha. If I am sick then I tend not to work on projects. I'm prone to sinus headaches when I catch a cold or my allergies act up. Not. fun. at. all.

 The "small project" that I brought with me is a sock yarn bag. It's pretty nifty looking with such a thin yarn and tiny stitches. I really like how it's turning out. However, this project poses a small challenge for me. I have to make two of the sides. The pattern is incredibly simple so it works fast, but I just get bored with having to do the same thing twice. I don;t think this one will be quite as much of an issue as some projects have been because I do like the way it's looking so far and I'm excited to see it finished.

--If you're curious about the blanket, it's not finished yet either. It's looking pretty good though so I am getting very excited about finishing that up and posting it on Etsy! I also apologize for the lack of pictures these last couple of posts. I promise a good one as soon as I'm home.