So I started knitting a jacket for a friend ( it's this one: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/faery-ring ) and so far it is going well. I started on08/30 and I was hoping to get it done by 09/20. Since I am getting paid for making it, I thought it would be nice to have some extra money to spend at our Puyallup Fair.
While this self-imposed deadline would not have been a problem at all......I got so distracted by test knits, that today is the 23rd and I am about 60% done with the darn thing.
My friend gave me the yarn all wound into balls already.....so I have no idea what brand or composition it is. But I am telling you: it gives you rug burn on your finger!!!!!
You can't knit at a reasonable speed with out getting a sore spot! So I wrap three Band-Aids around my finger. Should I demand hazard pay?
Here are some of the test knits I did recently:
You can check out the specifics on my project page on Ravelry.
I was also severely bitten by the lace bug. I have now bought and downloaded 4 lace shawl patterns, not to mention the oodles of free ones available on Ravelry.
This weekend I will finally write up the pattern for the wedding gloves. I decided to just call them "Sandy's wedding gloves". They are just a little different, because they are constructed in two parts, which will be sewn together.
I shall submit them by Saturday on the Free Pattern Testers ( http://www.ravelry.com/groups/free-pattern-testers and there we go again with self-imposed deadlines. LOL.
I shall post pictures at a later time.
I am also still going out with the same guy and even though he likes to take things slow ( achingly slow, I might add), I think this one is finally worth it.
Grandma was right. You gotta kiss a lot of frogs before you find a prince.( Ewww!)