Monday, February 02, 2009

just a few things...


I feel like I don't have much to show for myself lately. January was a month of dreaming and scheming and not a lot of getting-knitting-done.

I did make this VERY important "garment":


This handy 12" x 6" rectangle is one of the simplest things I've knit in awhile and helps keep my coffee warm when I'm not yet ready for that second cup. It's actually stretched a bit from use, so I think if I made another one I'd put cables or a thicker rib to keep it snug. Still, it gets the job done and worked up quickly from leftover yarn in my stash.

So, it was not a busy month for knitting, but I did take trips to San Francisco and Scottsdale, Arizona. I got a new job and taught my first ever knitting class. PLUS I cast on for this top:


It's from The Best of Interweave Knits and I'm using that Blue Sky Alpaca Silk I just can't stop raving about! Although it's a small garment, it's probably one of the biggest projects I've tackled, 200+ stitches circling my needles! I'm about 12 rows in and think I have a mistake, so I might have to start over tonight... sigh. See why I'm not very productive?

2 comments:

gettingpurlywithit said...

Great "stash buster" your very important garment! Looks so cute...

I love that top you are working on. Good choice on the Blue Sky Alpaca Silk on that one!!!

vanessa.e. said...

thanks nancy! I'm really excited about the top, too. I didn't even mind starting it over last night.