I probably have mentioned this before….but I’ve been trying to keep focused on finishing projects. My list of things I want to make is huge – but I realized that if I don’t keep focused and only work on one at a time, I’ll never get anything done. So I’ve been working on Clapotis at home, and a sock for the train. And I think its been going well. I think I’m about halfway on Clapotis, and just about to the heel on my second sock. Sure – its hard. I see everyone making beautiful things on blogs, and I really want to start that shawl/sock/sweater….but I’ve been strong.
Until this weekend. I don’t know what happened, but I seem to have lost my focus….
Are you surprised that I started the mitten? I got the stripes done on the cuff yesterday morning, but then we went to the mall, so I didn’t take it with me. Nice, though – amazing colors!
Since I couldn’t take the mitten to the mall (and of course, taking my commuting sock would be unacceptable) I started this – a dishcloth for Dan. Because he was my 2000th commenter, and that’s what he asked for.
OK, not too bad – two small projects. I’m ok with that. I can finish these and then get back with the program. I was good – until Cieara mentioned that she lost the fingerless gloves I made her last year. Can’t have the kid having cold hands – it is finally starting to get cold here. So this afternoon I cast on for one more thing…
What a great pattern – I can’t believe how fast I finished the first one. Two episodes of Dexter, in fact. I didn’t do the picot cast off – just a plain one, but I like the way it looks. I love it – its Debbie Bliss Cashmerino and I can’t believe how wonderful this yarn is. It’s too bad that a ball only has 100 yards – it would be great for a sweater. But damn expensive, so not anytime soon for me!
I started the first one and quickly realized that this would be a drag doing cables the normal way – so I looked up how to do them without a cable needle. I found great instructions on Grumperina’s blog – and that was it. I did the whole thing without a cable needle – and I can’t believe I hadn’t tried this before. So easy! So fast! If you haven’t tried it, you should.
I love this pattern, love the yarn – so much so that I think I may have the second one down by bedtime…
OK, do you know what the best thing is? They are too big for Cieara! She’s such a peewee that they just are way too big – so I’ll just have to keep them for myself. I’m really bummed (heehee)…..I’m going to make her a pair of DK weight yarn – same pattern, but I think in a DK weight they will fit her just fine. Great pattern though – I think I just may make a few pair as Christmas presents too!
So that’s my weekend…I guess I have a little work to do now! Have a great week!