Here's my last word on the subject....
Well - I've certainly arrived. Newbie blogger that I am, with only 6 months under my belt, I received my first hate email. Not terribly imaginative like Wendy gets. (I still can't believe people sent her hate mail because she knits so fast!) but more along the lines of: "Bron, you blankety-blank...go blank yourself you blankety blankety blank." Well - blankety right back at ya! LOL
Seriously, though. I saw something happening -- over a period of MONTHS (please remember that!) -- and finally decided to comment. Now that I have I'm certainly not going to dwell on it. The chips have fallen, let us move on...
Yes, let's move on to the terribly thrilling split!:
I've finished the back decreases and now just need 7" more before I shape the fronts. This is starting to go a bit faster - I've put 48 stitches on holders for the bottom of the armholes so obviously I'm knitting fewer stitches. It would be very nice to be tangling (probably literally) with the I-cord edging during the weekend. Wish me luck!
Last night I got to thinking about my nebulous "I'll knit them someday" list and decided to actually write down some things I'd like to have finished in, say, the next 6 months. Here they are, in a semi-particular order:
1. Buttons - should be finished by this time next week.
2. Shawl - this will take awhile. Will probably keep this as a side project for the next few months.
3. Crystal Cove Pullover - I'm dying to start those shortrows!
4. The Jiffy cardi - big, fluffy & should be very fast!
5. Two sweaters for the boys, both using Austermann Coupe
6. Big collared jacket from the Winter Vogue - I really AM considering a knit-a-long. It'd be my first!
7. Santa Fe Shawl - using Sonata from Elann & beads from Hobby Lobby. :::grin:::
8. Some more flower washcloths for gifts made from the cotton chenille I ordered recently.
9. "Kara" by Lavold - in the Winter Knitter's. This one will probably wait until fall. I need to find the perfect yarn & color.
10. An indescribable sweater of my own design - I have the yarn & a vague idea of what I want to happen. I just need to go for it.
11. I want to also design a purse to go with bamboo purse handles I found at Hobby Lobby. Not sure how, yet, but I'm thinking it has to have funky beads incorporated!
12. Just to make it an even dozen, I wanted to tell you that I found my Pacific Northwest Shawl pattern along with a skein of gorgeous 100% merino laceweight yarn in a caramel color. Will this project make it to the needles in 2004? Only time will tell. Ha!
I'm not sure how much of that list I can get finished by the first anniversary of my blog. Especially considering that I KNOW some other project (or two or three) will come along in the meantime to tempt me away.
Happy hump day - may your day and your knitting be as non-controversial as possible. :::grin::::
Oh, oh! PS....I wanted to ask if anyone who's reading this has the "Arans & Celtics" book just published by XRX. I'm really leaning toward buying it 'cause I'm a cable junkie, but wanted hear some opinions before taking the plunge. If anyone want to comment, thanks in advance. :::smile::::