Thursday, February 26, 2004  

Rogue Progress Continues

Yesterday, I took the day off so that I could spend some time with the boy before I took him to the airport... he'll be in Berlin for the next week... I probably won't see him until next Friday! Of course, on the one hand, I'll miss him... but on the other hand, lots of knitting time! Speaking of, I'm making great progress on Rogue- I'm almost done with the body:

It's very hard to get a picture where the cables show up! At least you can see the chenille edging at the bottom- here's a closer view:

I'm going to knit both sleeves at the same time- I'm hoping it'll be faster that way. I considered knitting them in the round, but I think I'll stick to seaming for this sweater.

Right now, I'm drooling over a few of the yarns at elann... I won't be placing my order until next week, but I'm trying to figure out what combination of yarns I absolutely must have. I'm definitely buying yarn to make 2 sweaters- I already have the patterns... and I'm debating about yarn for a third. {sigh} I think I've decided... 2 sweaters for me, and enough yarn to make my dad a cabled vest for next year's Christmas... I've been going back and forth about colors, but I think I've decided to order the yarn for my dad in the same color as 1 of my sweaters... it's a really nice green, and I think that way I can maximize my yarn usage- hopefully if I've overestimated for the two projects, I'll have enough left over to be somewhat useful! And, since after that order arrives, I'll have enough yarn for 8(!!) projects, the "no yarn purchases" period begins... and I start working through my stash. I've been getting more and more into "to-do" lists- I like the satisfaction of crossing tasks out, and also of knowing I've accomplished what I've set out for myself- so my knitting is getting the same treatment!

So let me commit myself right now-

Upcoming Projects
  1. basic charcoal v-neck (yarn ordered)
  2. cabled cardigan (yarn ordered)
  3. green/black capri sweater
  4. cabled hoodie (yarn ordered)
  5. peach tank top
  6. Trinity cardigan from Rowan book
  7. cabled vest for dad (yarn ordered)
  8. simple gloves for me - regia sock yarn


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