Monday, March 5, 2007

I've been busy

A week's gone by since my last post...don't think I haven't been working! It has been a productive week. I finally finished knitting the pieces parts of my husband's sweater...now I have to block and sew together.

I really hate that part of a sweater, so I have cast on the sweater using the Burly Spun yarn. This one is really going to go fast and when I finish knitting, I'll have a sweater I can wear instead of having to sew together!

Then, I couldn't avoid a good deal, and purchased some Cascade Bollicine Maxi (70% Merino and 30% acrylic, machine washable) from Webs (www.yarn.com). I was initially going to knit a Wallaby Sweater, but changed my mind after casting on and decided to knit another Knitting Pure and Simple pattern, a hoodie tunic. So I ripped out what I had knit...thankfully, just a few rows, and cast on the hoodie.

I also cast on a pair of socks using my Cascade Fixation. I think I started to long for nice weather, which led me to thinking about summer socks, which led me back to my stash and the Fixation. I cast on a pattern called Garden Partie. They are really turning out to be a nice lacey sock.

Besides these projects, I'm nearly done with the second blue Orchard sock (see previous posts) and have cast on a cable purse out of a bulky yarn. I started this purse for a fundraiser being held at the end of the month.

As you can see, I have been pretty busy. Now I'll get back to knitting and give you an update soon.

3 comments:

Dipsy said...

I'm really impressed by the beautiful work you're doing, and your colour choices for the yarn are amazing too, so happy and cheerful, just perfect for spring! Happy Knitting!

Anonymous said...

great work rasa! god to see you and the ladies yesterday. i love the yarn and love the hoodie.
see you soon i hope. happy knitting!

shoptracy said...

sorry, i was anonymous. i didnt know how to do this thing.
its tracy.