Monday, September 04, 2006

What I've been up to lately

As you know, I've been up to my armpits in design projects lately. Without giving anything away, here's what I've finished in the past 3 weeks (yes, I have been knitting a lot. Thanks for noticing!)

Top Secret Project #1 for SWTC. This is all I will say about it. Use your imagination, okay?
Top #1 for Nashua Handknits. I finished this baby in about a week. Ah, summer vacation.
Part of Top #2 for Nashua Handknits. I just finished this one today- it's blocking!
The yarn for Top Secret Project #2 for SWTC- their new Pure (all Soysilk baby!) It's not like Oasis and Phoenix- it has a "typical" yarn construction rather than being a ribbon-type. Verrrry soft. Also my first design project for which I've hired a (very talented) knitter to do the dirty work. I'm not subjecting her to the finishing though- I'll do that.

The yarn for the project I'm doing for Kerrie Allman's new book has been a bit delayed in getting to me, but since she's dyeing it herself it will be more than worth the wait, I'm sure. It's going to be a pretty fine gauge sweater, hence the reason why I've sought some help on the other project-- work just started again and I REALLY need a bit of a breather to handle all the extra stuff I have to do there.

Tomorrow I'm planning to actually get some exercise (I have really been slacking off lately- I even slept through a 10K I was supposed to do yesterday- that's what happens when I work 17 hours, I guess), clean house, get ready for the First Day o' School and knit some more on Lady Eleanor. Should be good.

6 comments:

Lolly said...

Lovely little peeks into your knitting bag! You are working on some nice things!

I have slacked off recently too - I need to get back on! Good luck to you!

Jae said...

Love the color of the soy silk!

Larjmarj said...

Wow...you really have been busy! Great color on the soy silk. Can't wait to get a real peek at what you're working on!

Ruth said...

The knitting is very tantalising, I can't wait to see them in the whole.

rachel said...

That soy silk sure is purrrrrrty :)

iSeL said...

I'm about to finish a top in Nashua Cilantro. I love the yarn, but noticed that because it is so stretchy, my tension was not as even as with other yarns. Blocking doesn't seem to help.

Did you notice any difference in your stitches?