I want to thank all of you guys who commented on my last two posts, I found lots of new to me blogs and look forward to checking out. Thanks for taking the time to comment. And I hope that you come back! This post is going to be quick, I hope to post later on my spiffy new sweater. I’m exceptionally pleased with it. I made the mistake of taking a nap yesterday afternoon because I was so worn out. And because of it I had a really hard time falling asleep last night!
To Wrap up the blog contest using the random number generator (gotta love how easy that thing is)
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Timestamp: 2009-02-25 15:12:14 UTC
Melanie that’s you! Congrats, look for my email in your inbox.
Just a quick FO to share, last month my mother in law called me out of the blue and asked me if I could knit her 2 keyhole scarves like the one that I made her for Christmas. She thought the nurse at her Dr’s office would like one, and maybe one of my mil’s friends would like one to. *grumble* I said yes, because really how could I not? Really! Now I don’t know if this is just me, cause I do have a tendency to be odd. But I went through my entire stash. There was nothing that I wanted to use. Everything that I thought maybe would work I wanted to keep for myself! Yes, selfish, I can do that. When I buy a yarn its either because 1. think it would be great for blank or 2. I love it and thinks its pretty.
Yesterday I finished my green tweed sweater, now I’m just waiting for my mailman to deliver my buttons (they are coming today! Is it 3 yet?! Is it? IS IT! Mr. Mailman where are you?!) I knew I had to start those damn scarves since I’m starting to feel guilty about it. I found some yarn in my stash that I love, don’t want to give away, but it inspired me. I can’t seem to finish things that I don’t feel the yarn is working.
Using US 11’s I cast on 24 sts and knit for 22ish inches. For the keyhole I k10, BO 4, k10 on the next row I k10, cast on 4, k10 then I knit for 6 more inches before binding off in pattern. Took approx. 90 yards of bulky yarn.
The ends still need to be wove in, and it needs blocked. And I still have to make the other one. *grumble*
lol I know EXACTLY what you mean about your stash – I do the same thing, which is probably why it doesn’t seem to be getting any smaller 😦
As for mil asking you to knit for her friends as gifts, in my mind, it’s a compliment and an imposition (for lack of a better word) at the same time. Almost everything I knit, I give away, but it usually is “my idea” to do it. lol I’ve had the “gift knit/cross stitch request” from family members in the past and depending upon what I have on the needles at the time, it sometimes is like pulling teeth for me to finish those requests…… and you thought you were weird! lol
Can’t wait to see your sweater – hope the mailman gets there soon! xoxo
Congratulations to Melanie!
Like Cathy, I do understand your feelings about your yarn stash. I have some that I can’t bear the idea of giving away, but I’ve not done anything with it yet. So many projects, so little time.
thats so nice when someone asks you to knit something for them!!!
congrats to the winner!!
I’m so happy! thank you, Random Number Generator, for giving my number to Amanda!
Your better than me… I usually tell people who ask me to knit for so&so that I’d be more than happy to … teach them to knit.
The shawl/blankie thingie – absolutley beautiful! I have a blanket made by many knitters & the love I feel when I sit with it is undescribable – way to go sharring the wooley love with others 🙂