Monday, November 26, 2007

Would be nice to have today...

Just coming up for air (finished another design today) to share this from the new (January 08) issue of Creative Knitting!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Still here

Not much to say other than "how much can I knit today?" We'll soon see. Some exciting news, though-- I got a big big tech editing job (won't be for a few months though, but that's more than fine) and another design accepted! Happy turkey-related events and all, I should (read: better) have another garment finished by the end of the weekend.

Monday, November 12, 2007

My middle name is Unrealistic

I tend to prefer the drama and excitement of tight deadlines as far as a cure for procrastination goes, and at times I even inflict tighter ones than actually exist just to create it. Other times, (like now), it's real. So...

List of Lofty Goals for the Week (updated again as of Sunday night):
1. Finish subs for Cast On (this is done!!)
2. Finish subs for Classic Elite (done)
3. Finish all 3 projects for the VK On the Go books (done)
4. Tech edit at least 6 patterns, better if I get all 8 done that are in the pile (6 are done so far)
5. Think about subs for IK (thinking, still need to swatch)
6. Write patterns for aforementioned VK On the Go projects (done)
7. Wallow in the big pile of Tilli Tomas that came today for another design I'm doing for them (just got to admire from afar)
8. Start a design for SWTC that needs to be at one of the mags in 2 weeks (well underway)

Hopefully, I can make this all happen (note to self: Stop messing around on Ravelry!) so next week I can enjoy some more leisurely pursuits for Thanksgiving and such. The only potential wrench is that Emma has 3 half days this week, so I won't have as much alone time to work. Luckily 99% of the time she's really good at entertaining herself!!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Is this weird?

You know how it is when you smell something you've smelled before? Like one time I was at a restaurant and the hostess smelled like my grandma (same perfume, sillies). Anyway, I've been knitting like a madwoman with the Malabrigo I got from Vogue the other day and, unlike other Malabrigo I've used, this batch smells like an old boyfriend's house. Not a bad smell, not sure what it is, but I don't think I've smelled it anywhere else, so it struck me odd. Weird, huh?

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Remember that thing I said?

About how my "designs to be knit" yarn shelf was empty? And how I was knitting whatever I wanted for a few days? After 3 visits from the Fed Ex guy and 1 visit from the UPS man in the past couple days, here's how it's looking now. Plus I'm still waiting for (at least) 2 more shipments to arrive this week. Luckily some is crochet-- MUCH faster to work up (in fact I finished half of a design for the VK on the Go book yesterday). Guess I should stop messing around on the computer and get busy, eh?

Edited to add: The Fed Ex guy brought a big box of Malabrigo today!! Yum...

Monday, November 05, 2007

Shawl is finished!

The ridiculously basic shawl I was working on in SWTC Karaoke is finished. I'm undecided whether it will be for me or not-- a dent in my holiday knitting would be nice too. It took 7 skeins, just garter st with eyelet increases (and a little eyelet border to match). It grew about 6" with blocking, so now it's pretty cozy-looking. The color is Mermaid Mix, if you were wondering.
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