Wednesday, April 16, 2008
I finished my ISE6 Scarf, Argosy. This has got to be one of my favorite scarf patterns ever, and as I've found more and more over the past few months, blocking completely changes one's knitting dramatically for the better! The points on this scarf came into their own with a good blocking, and the yarn smoothed out so that the scarf now drapes beautifully. I hope my scarf pal likes it, as this is going to be hard to give away!
I am also plodding along on the Woodsy Ribs Vest. I am just a few rows away from the armhole, and with a long car trip coming up this weekend, I think I can actually make good headway on finishing the back in the next few weeks. This is definitely a slow-moving project, and it doesn't help that I've found every excuse--including, dare I say it, ordering new yarn for additional projects--to knit other things in the midst of it.
Right now, for example, I'm awaiting yarn for the Ruffled Bag in the Spring/Summer Vogue Knitting, which I am going to be making out of Tilli Thomas Rockstar (a bit more economical than the Artyarns Beaded Silk and Sequins called for). And last night, I made another cell phone case for myself, as the last one I made was coming apart and the beads I had knitted into it are too bulky to fit in my purse comfortably. The case just took an hour, but it was an hour that I could have been making headway on the vest.
I now resolve to make the vest my major area of focus, now that the scarf is done well before deadline. The purse will be next priority, as I'd like to wear it to an event in early June. The baby sweater is third, but I have plenty of time for that as the baby is not due until August, and I am nearly done with the two fronts, having completed the back. Socks--on hold until the vest is closer to completion!