Monday, July 28, 2008

Finished knitting projects

So here in New Mexico, I have no time off. My blog has suffered but my knitting has not. Every night, I run wardrobe for the prestigious Santa Fe Opera. Which is a glamorous way of saying, I sit around and do nothing. Here's the first scarf I finished.
It doesn't photograph all that well for some reason. I wrote about this scarf here and here Its funny I wrote so much about such a simple scarf.
My second Santa Fe project was this shrug from this book which I bought in a rare fit. I try never to buy books because they are heavy and I run around a lot, to places like New Mexico.
I really liked doing the lace pattern, miniature leaf or something like that. The part that was surprisingly tricky was at the end when I had to pick up all these stitches to make the
outside neck border thing. I had to keep taking
it out. I had to do it at least three times. In the end, I'm not especially pleased with how it came out. I still wear it, but working on this made me realized that I have to work at being a more patient knitter. I rush things so fast because I'm excited, and I only have one project at a time so I get bored and sloppy. Of course, I'm doing most of this while, you know, opera singers are putting on period costumes so some of my difficulty could stem from that. But I still think that it is time to join the ranks of multiple project knitters. Here's this amazing hand dyed bamboo yarn I bought here.
I'm going to make this with it. It will be complicated, but not too complicated, so I won't get bored but will still be able to work on it while running wardrobe. New careful knitting Nelly did a sample to check
the gauge. I really like the way this pattern looks, I'm super excited.

My unattainable goal is too have this and two other top secret projects finished by the time I go home to Mass, so my mumsy and I can go to Webs and get all new projects.


Nora said...

oh, beautiful! You are such a fast knitter! I'm STILL working on the Feather and Fan scarf I started when you and Roskos came to visit me in, like, October! I think the "nightie" pattern looks great with that yarn, too. When are you back on the east coast, and possibly headed towards webs? I'm going to be up there the second-to-last weekend in August... maybe we could rendezvous... I feel like meeting at webs is like meeting in diagon ally... Magical! Gimme a call some time, stranger...

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the comment! I really love that hand dyed yarn, the top is going to look incredible. Are you on yet? If not, you should really join. Find me on there! (my username is napkinpoem, of course.)