Thursday, September 23, 2010

Knitting Woes

So I started knitting a jacket for a friend ( it's this one: ) 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 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 ( 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!)

1 comment:

  1. Your grandmother has read the story just as wrong as many others.
    Read the fairy again.
    The frog does not change into the prince on the basis of the kiss.
    The frog is a prince in that moment when he is thrown against the wall.
    Otherwise, your grandmother was right. Good things take time. "Gut Ding will Weile haben!"
    Test knitting? Saturday? Which Saturday?
    Sewing? oops