Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A manageable mountain of knitting

I've gotten in the habit of frogging knitting projects that I doubt I will ever finish instead of letting them languish at the bottom of the knitting basket for months and months.

(For non-knitters, "frogging" is ripping out the rows. Rip it. Ribbit. Cute, huh?)

It feels pretty good to know I can finish all of my current projects in a reasonable amount of time. Now I just need to actually sit down and do it.

This scarf is pretty long already, but I want to finish using up as much of that yarn as possible (kind of like feeling like you need to clean your plate even though you're no longer hungry). It's made of bamboo and is really soft. Unfortunately I threw out the ball band and can't remember what it is.

The cabled baby bib is almost done. Just need to finish the neck strap and sew on a button.

I made lots of progress on the hand towel last weekend. It was hard to stop knitting it, even thought my hand got really sore. I ended up having to take a few days off from knitting to give it a rest.

The baby blanket is halfway done. I'm still amazed at how much I am enjoying this project after avoiding blankets for so many years. I might have to knit one for myself next.

I'll be back this weekend with pics and details from Stitches West. If you're in the states, hope you enjoy the long holiday weekend. (And if you're not in the states, hope you enjoy your regular weekend.)

PS. Check out the giveaway at GerryART!


GerryART said...

I've got my dish towel co and two rows.
But I am working on my frogged Cookie A sock Pointelle.

Rachel said...

So, knitters have WIPs too, just like quilters. Yours look manageable. The dish cloth is coming along nicely and I love the baby blanket!

Suz said...

Oh I love everything you make

Dogwood said...

You are doing great with your knitting. I love the blanket. Baby Baby is going to love cuddling with it. The color looks perfect. I love the pattern.
Enjoy the last two days of your work week and then the weekend!!! Nice.
Actually not much rain/wind in SF. But, GV is getting rain/snow!!!
Hugs, Cory

Tracey ~ Clover said...

All your projects look great. I love the color of the baby blanket. Just found out my best friend is going to have a baby [surprise!] so I finally get to add baby items to my knitting list.
Have fun at Stitches West.

Theresa said...

Oh my goodness you are really making some pretties! Love them all! Have a blessed day my friend! HUGS!

Thimbleanna said...

Your knitting looks FAB! I can't wait to hear about stitches west. I've always thought it might be fun to go to stitches midwest, but I don't cope as well in places crammed full of yarn, as I do in places crammed full of fabric LOL. Have a great weekend -- I'm in the states, but we don't get Monday off -- boohoo!

Maiden Jane said...

It's liberating to let some things go. Love everything! I forgot about the cabled bib. I might have to make that for my neighbor. You are so lucky to go to Stitches! Have a great time and I'll look forward to your report!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Everything looks great! No long weekend for me. :( I have to work on Monday. BOOOO! enjoy Stitches West!

Caffeine Girl said...

I can't imagine what it would be like to feel like I could finish everything that is on my needles. Congratulations.

Hope you had fun at Stitches (but how could you not?".

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