I have surprisingly gotten quite a bit done on Wicked. I have done the basic shaping. Now I just have the length left to do. I got a little antsy earlier and decided to try it on. Partly so that I could see how much longer I need to make it. I am almost all torso (my mom is 3 inches shorter than me and her legs are actually longer than mine) so I can’t make things normal length. You would think that this would make me thin. *sigh* The other part was because I am impatient to say the least. So I put a bunch of stitches on some waste yarn because I am using some shorter circs. And here it is:
Forgive the boob shot. That is as long as it is and I didn’t really want to show my gut. Or my face. It is our anniversary and we have sat around in pjs all day. NO MAKEUP!! So my face is not part of the shot. Apparently this sweater is going to show off my boobs. Oh well! I don’t think I am going to be able to finish it… just the body for now. I have to look back through and see if I have 7 dpns for the sleeves, but I don’t think that I do. I am going to have to buy another size 7 circ. because I really prefer 2 circs, but we will see. I will use what I have if I have them. This makes me realize that I need to go through and set up my needle inventory on my Ravelry. I have about another 3 or 4 inches, maybe 5, I haven’t decided yet, before I do the bottom which is only I think 1.25 inches. So I am adding about 3 inches to it. I don’t like my tops to be too short. I HATE fighting to keep them down. Maybe if I lost a little weight I wouldn’t have to worry about it so much because my boobs would shrink a little and so would my gut, making clothing a little bit longer. Soon…. I have been eating better at least. We had some issues with our gym. The owner got arrested for video taping a girl through her window so we won’t go there anymore. And that was the only one that was cost effective at this point. So soon we will be getting a treadmill for the house. Soon. I have been doing some spinning research today since I want to start spinning more and make it good.
On a non knitting note… my husband turned the tv to some weird show on Discovery. These people are wrestling aligators. People are insane. And I think I am just as insane for not being able to look away! And someone just got bit on the face. Ew.
I have started Wicked. I am done with the collar and part of the shoulders. It is coming along nicely. Almost to a point to put the sleeve openings on waste yarn! Should have that done by Thursday, anyway. Since we have been moving and all I haven’t had as much time to knit as I would like to have, but even with just 5 minutes here and there it is still growing. This is my first project knit continental. I just learned how to do it. I am excited. It is something that I have wanted to learn for a long time, but have never understood how to wrap the yarn. It is way easier than I thought it was going to be. Of course since I have knit for so long the other way, when I pick up the yarn it automatically wraps around my right fingers without thinking. But not a single stitch has been knit that wasn’t continental. : )
I got the wool in for DH sweater on Thursday. I am still looking for the perfect pattern, but since we just moved, I can’t find any of my patterns or books. I know they will turn up soon. We have like 10 boxes of books and I am sure that they are mixed in with non knitting books. He is supposed to sand down the bookcase today so that it will be ready to paint next weekend. Then we will be able to unpack all of our books. My bookcase upstairs in our bedroom is just waiting to be filled with knitting books!
The house is starting to look good. We don’t have a lot of decortive items at this point, but it is looking good anyway. The bedroom looks nice, thanks to DH. He worked very hard yesterday getting the master bed and bath set up while I was at work. I still have to wash our comforter so I can put the duvet cover on, but that requires knowing where it is! That will really set it off. The living room is kind of bare. We have the small sectional couch down there with a rug borrowed from my mom. There is a picture on the fireplace that is holding the spot where the flat tv will go once I have enough saved for it…Maybe by Christmas….. And of course the cat jungle. The giant fake plant (named Gordon by my father years ago) that Jack has decided is his little kitty paradise. We got our new kitchen table all put together. When we were asked if we wanted to pay them to put it together, DH asked if was going to be a difficult process. “Just 3 or 4 screws” is what she said to me. There are more than that in each chair leg. 3 hours after we started putting it together, it was done. It is so beautiful. I am very excited to be in a home that I can be proud of. It isn’t huge but it is very nice. After the places that I have been living, it is even nicer!
Knitting/crochet projects that I am wanting to work on:
2)Odessa (have yarn for this)
3)Sweater for DH (have yarn for this)
4)Sweater for Mom
5) Harry Potter scarves (maybe) for my stepsons
6)Circle to squares afghan
7)Fireside afghan in black/red for our bed
8)cabled afghan for MIL (if time permits before we go to Georia)(have yarn for this)
9)Christmas stockings at least for DH and I. Boys too if time permits.
I have been kind of out of the knitting loop for a while. It isn’t that I haven’t had the desire; Quite the opposite. I just haven’t had the inspiration (or money) to do it. I think I need to see other people knit so that I get jealous of what it is that they are knitting and want to do it too! Anyway so I met Mary Ellen the other day at church. We both knit so of course everyone wanted us to hang out! Great idea! I had so much fun going to Knitwicks. I bought yarn and after a while I was inspired. I knew that I wanted to make a sweater, or anything really out of this beautiful Cascade 220 heather yarn. Mary Ellen got me a pattern to use and now it is in the making. I had a couple of false starts but now it is coming along. I haven’t been working on it much. Done with the collar, not much else. Can’t wait to see how well it comes out! Moving has put roadblock in the process, but soon I will be all unpacked and can work on it once again.