Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Flower Square #1 FO

2 days! That is how long it took me from start to finish on this square.

If I keep this up I WILL finish my afghan by September!

Pattern: The Great American Afghan
Yarn: Knit Picks Simply Cotton Worsted
Colorway: Green Tea Heather
Needles: Knit Picks US 8mm Circulars

Now I need to find another pattern....

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Flower Square #1

If you've been following me in Ravelry you've probably heard me say that I was trying to get my knitting mojo back.

I needed a project that was a relatively quick knit. That would provide me with something finished within a few days or even a days' time. Something that wasn't that a hard pattern. A project I could knit in front of the TV.

I found just the project.....The Great American Afghan.

I'm going to try and get my squares done for September. However, I'll still need to give myself time to knit them all together after that deadline. I hope to be done with the entire project by Christmas. Maybe this will turn out to be a Christmas present to myself.

Here is what my first square looks like at this moment:
I'm using Knit Picks Simply Cotton Worsted in the colorway Green Tea Heather. I'm knitting with my fabulous Knit Picks Harmony US 8 circulars.

At the rate this is knitting up I should be done tomorrow.

So, what have you started for a project after a lull in your knitting?

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Day Seven: Your knitting and crochet time

My knitting time is generally at home. When you have to drive yourself to/from work, the commute can't really be knitting time.

I've been known to bring a travel knitting project with me in the car to knit some stitches before I head into my office building. I know if I have a tough day ahead it will help to break up a traffic filled commute and the office as knitting truly is calming for me.

Most of my knitting projects are TV knits. I can easily continue knitting with the drama shows I tend to watch at night. I do love my lace projects however, the complicated rows are saved for weekends or for TV shows I have no interest in watching.

My place of knitting is on my sofa. Surrounded by my laptop - need to be only an arms length from Ravelry!

I also always bring knitting with me on vacation. There is so much time in airports, planes, hotel rooms, etc. I will also plan ahead with my vacation knitting to have always CO first and try to get through one repeat of the pattern if it allows before I leave home.

WOW! I did it! I blogged for 7 days in a row. Amazing.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Day Six: Something to aspire to

Hands down a long sleeve sweater for moi!

This is the one my Gramma made for me so many many years ago. Ideally I would like to mimic the pattern.

I need to learn a few techniques first, like get better at seaming, top down sweater knitting and button holes. Steeking just scares me so...I mean you spend all that time knitting then cut it with scissors...YIKES!