Back to Work
Well, today was back to work after another long and somewhat busy weekend. I had fun helping Sherri at her store yesterday - It looks terrific!
I've thought a lot about various projects...I really need to make a list in the sidebar about my Works in Progress. Maybe if I had to look at that list each day I wouldn't let things go for so long! (then again, maybe not...)
Today I will rip out 2 of my projects and think about starting over, neither in the same pattern as before!
- First: the Socks that Rock...they don't really speak to me - at first I was liking how they looked in the toe up sock, but decided that they would look better as pomatamus socks. But then they did this really funky strange vertical striping thing that I couldn't decided if I liked it or hated it. Then made an error that was (for me) unfixable. Here is a pic just after taking out the needles:
Look at the interesting stripes!
So, now what do you think this yarn should become? I am not ready to give it a 3rd shot just yet, but maybe in a few weeks.
- Second: The Sweater (see the previous entry). I will rip it out tonight too. I still really like that pattern, but I'm not sure that I can handle the stress of dropping all those stitches - look what happened with the first set of dropped stitches (disaster!) To be honest, I didn't drop a single wrong stitch in the swatch... But now I am trying to think of other ideas of what I could make. I am set on a sweater, but what kind? what sort of sweater would show off the beauty of that yarn? Again, I'll give it a few weeks to think about.
I got a nice compliment from a co-worker today! She said that the local farmers market has a booth with someone who sells felted bags. She said "Lauri they wanted $xx for them!! And none of them are even close to as nice as yours are!!" Not that I am thinking of selling bags - I am not productive enough to make that many. But the compliment sure made my day.
Talking about nice felted bags. I bought the Noni Carpet Bag pattern on Saturday. I found Twisted Knitter's blog showing the exact bag! I have been wavering as to which colors I should use. I am really leaning toward the black and grey with red flower as in the original and in Janet's. But a colored bag might be fun too...so much to think about!
So to close for today, I have to share a picture of the pink rhodies in my back yard - beautiful!!