I’m still on the cotton kick…
A mitered dishcloth towel. It’ll be a Christmas present for my stepmother. To add to it, I started:
A dishcloth. How original.
I had to rip back one section on the bathmat (which is for my stepmother, as well), but here’s a progress shot:
I have to watch how tight I pull when I knit with this yarn. Knitting with 2 strands of cotton coming off separate cones that constantly tangles does not make for consistent gauge!
Cole is at a scrimmage baseball game, Craig is coaching Lainie’s soccer practice – a perfect opportunity to cook myself up a little treat…
It’s after midnight and I finally, FINALLY finished the Goldfish Pond socks! I started these in February. Size 0 needles, you can kiss my fat a**!!!!
(Next to these loud socks is some yarn I made out of a Tyler Tigers t-shirt. It was fun to make…)
I had to attend a bar association dinner tonight for work. It went fine (I even won a $50 gift certificate to a local restaurant) until afterwards. I got into a long discussion about some things about work (sales consultants)–ugh, it stressed me out. Once home, I hung out with the kids and read The Swiss Family Robinson and Harriet the Spy but it didn’t help. So, I’m trying something else.
I’m messing around with the blog layout again. Of course, I’m limited to free wordpress layouts unless I want to buy one or make one of my own (I’m not real computer literate, so I doubt that happens). Bear with me, someday I shall have a perfect looking blog. (smirk)
I was doing so good on the blog posts and then bam! I stopped. The Ravellenic Games happened and I didn’t participate. I stopped working on the newest cotton bathmat because I need to rip out one of the strips as I pulled too tight while knitting and it is wonky. Nothing kills your motivation like having to remove a bunch of stuff you’ve already completed and then doing it over.
So, I started back up on the goldfish pond socks. I’m out of the gusset and onto the foot of the second sock. I am hoping to finish it soon and will post pictures. And then I’m going to try to NEVER knit with size 0′s again. I’m participating in a “Fix, Finish, Frog” challenge on my stashdown group in Ravelry, so after the socks are finished, I’m frogging a blanket and finishing putting a sweater together. Then I’m going to try and fix my log cabin blanket.
I also got a tall metal shelving unit from my father-in-law. I wirebrushed it and planned to paint it a shabby chic color like pale turquoise. My macho husband decided to paint it himself. He did not listen to me on the color. First he said: metallic gray. Then he painted: metallic blue. “What? You said you wanted something different. If you want to re-paint it, go right ahead.” Urgh.
I just finished my 3rd bathmat of the year with the Pisgah Peaches ‘n Cream double worsted cotton that I bought when they were going out of business. This one was especially dull – the pattern called for it to have 3 colors, and I only had the one. But it used up yarn, and that’s important.
Why does it curl this way??? I made sure to pick up the very number of stitches that the pattern called for. Urgh!
It’s the Ravellenic Games, and I committed to doing the WIPs Wrestling contest. I’ve been going on for MONTHS about how I’m going to “WIP, WIP, WIP!” it up. And what happens?
The cotton obsession continues. I cast on for an Absorba bath mat from the Mason Dixon ladies. It’s made with 3 strands of double worsted (though I’m only using 2) on size 15 needles. So, monotonous as shit, but going quickly.
WHEN am I going to get back to the WIPs? Seriously folks. I have a lot with not a whole lot to do for them to be called finito. And then there’s the mitered dishcloth pattern in the second Mason Dixon book…it’s a darn good thing that the Olympics go for 2 weeks!
P.S. I started taking pictures of stitchmarkers tonight. I’m hoping to re-open the shop soon!