Friday, November 16, 2007

So, I've been quietly working away at MS3/Swan Lake. I say quietly, I guess, not because I'm oompahing or banging on the drum while I'm knitting other projects, it's just that this project is completely stationary - the chart is practically attached to the arm of my couch, there are beads all over my living room floor, in the crevices, as my dog as turned over my bead cup several times, and the big ol' ball of yarn is not portable. So, while other things can be held up, and I can sqeal, "looky looky!" this is a solitary project, that I plug away every night.
I was never really intrigued with the idea of knitting a stole - the idea of repeating a pattern over and over for what would seem like miles and miles - and I was therefore really surprised at what a challenge this has been (at least in the beginning), and how it's strangely different from other lace knitting that I've done. First, at least in the beginning, I was completely wedded to the chart. There's no pattern repeat, no markers. Each row is a different. And . . .

WE STOP THIS BLOG POST FOR AN EMERGENCY MESSAGE FROM OUR BROADCAST SYSTEM.

I could go on about my stole, and the differences between the stole v. the shawl - but I got completely distracted this weekend, and I have to show you what I made!!!!
Working at the store on Saturday is so distracting . . . a new yarn comes in, and I MUST HAVE IT. And, what is this yummy, soft, jeweltoned beauty? I'll let you guess.
I was so in love with the multi, that I did the popover part with it - I don't love that, and I'm going to rip it back and knit it in the solid. Hopefully, I won't have second mitt syndrome, and I'll finish the other over the holiday weekend.




Speaking of the holiday weekend, I'm going home to my parent's for four days, and in my head, I'm bringing every unfinished project in my house, and I'm going to finish them ALL!!! I'm going to finish Tangled Yoke, MS3, Wicked (which I haven't shown you), four pairs of socks, the Bird's Nest Shawl, and my Koigu sweater. I guess when I go to pack, and I could fill 2 suitcases with unfinished projects, I'll have a large dose of reality, and settle on what I'm really going to finish. Or not . . . and start something totally new . . .

7 comments:

JoAnn, Wynnewood said...

Love those gloves. Bright and cheery - as well as warm. The lace is fabulous. Good for you. Someone asked me why I don't get a job in a yarn store - I cringe at the thought. My stash is embarrassing enough. Worked at the Viking Culinary store in Bryn Mawr and owed them more than I ever made.
Plugging away on toeless pedi socks and handwarmers for gifts. Lots to do, not enough time. Happy thanksgiving.

Bridget said...

Those are such nice glove/mittens! (Is that the new Manos yarn?) And your stole looks like it's moving along pretty quickly, though I'm sure you probably don't see it that way.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Elysbeth said...

Love the gloves, and the manicure!

T.M. said...

Oooohh,ooohhh,oooohhh!! Love the gloves. I must have the yarn. I have a pattern and the yarn for gloves like those but haven't gotten up the nerve to tackle the pattern. But looking at yours I think I am feeling yearnings towards it. Can't wait to see the stole,it looks beautiful. Have a fabulous turkey day!

Emily said...

Love the multi - and the pattern on the glove you've made with it.

Jana said...

Those gloves are gorgeous! I tried gloves and they made me curse a lot. But I love that dark yellow color, especially with the dark red nail polish, which is my normal color too.

Dorothy said...

The mitts are really pretty!

I've got to clear my plate so I can finish my MS 3 stole.

Hope you have a great Thanksgiving weekend at your parents and you manage to finish all those projects or just that one really great one you cast on for at their house.