Friday, September 28, 2007

How did it get to be Friday already?

Where did the week go? I can't believe its Friday already!!

This has been a great week, full of lots of knitterly fun. On Tuesday I had the pleasure of getting to hang out with some of my favorite knitters. For once, I was the obnoxious one with the camera. That's Chrissy, Katrina and Amanda knitting at Twisted.

We got together to celebrate Chrissy's birthday (which was back in August, so we're just a little behind on these things). We also celebrated Amanda's birthday, which is coming up soon. Good company, good knitting, good yarn and good food = a very lovely evening.

That knitting time, along with a lot of time waiting for my kids and on phone meetings this week, has allowed me to finish another knitting project. I hope to report on it soon - perhaps some time over the weekend. It's still on the blocking wires and, last I checked was still pretty wet. The picture below contains a clue as to what it is:

I have also recently completed a dishcloth or two for my "Fall into Autumn" exchange partner. However, since I accidentally let her know my identity I am not going to post pictures here of the final products until after she receives them in the mail. I am planning to wait a little longer before shipping them, so that FO report will have to wait.

That leaves exactly one project on the needles, but boy it is a doosey. I am doing a "knit for hire" project for a friend of mine that has been an excellent learning experience for me. I can't show you any pictures, but I can tell you that it takes a lot of concentration for me. The pattern is not very hard, but the yarn is really small. See the picture below to get an idea:

I know there are lots of you folks out there who knit with lace yarn all the time, but this is the finest gauge I have ever used. Now that I have figured out how to manage the tension and how to use lifelines, I am well on my way. Since I can't work on this in a social setting at this point because it requires too much concentration, I will likely cast on for another small, easy project soon. However, this thin pink yarn is going to be my companion for the near future. Wish me luck!


Anonymous said...

I know exactly what you mean about knit for hire projects, especially the ones that feel like they use sewing thread and toothpicks to knit with. Go, Donna, Go!

Now, I'm just trying to figure out what the heck was going on with my face in that birthday picture!

msubulldog said...

Oooohhh, that really IS tiny! Good luck! :)