Well, I can honestly that I made a pair of socks...and I never plan on making another pair!! I waited and waited for the promised feeling of accomplishment and it never came. Instead, I was thrilled to be done!!! The Diva loves them, and that’s all that matters, I am just praying that she doesn’t ask for another pair!!!
(Sorry for the awful photo!! I wanted to take another one with my "real" camera, but the socks are currently in the wash!!)
In other knitting news, I have picked up her “Something for Spring” sweater and I am going to try to get it done for her birthday. When I decided to work on it again, I had only a few inches of the back done…now I am done the back and one of the front sides. Slowly but surely I will get it done. It is the easiest pattern ever, all knit in stockinette, but the yarn is swingy (perfect for wearing, but drives me nuts when knitting), and that seems to be slowing me down. What do I mean by “swingy”? It isn’t stiff like most of the acrylic I am used to knitting with. This sweater is made with CottonEase, and though I think it will drape beautifully when it is done, it just isn’t my favorite to work with. Oh well…it’s all about the end product. It should only take me a few more days to finish it, so I think I can manage to suck it up!!
I am also planning on starting a few more projects shortly. The Diva has requested a ladybug pillow, and I think I might make a bag for myself. I am still pondering if I should make something for the Western Showcase at Stampede…my problem? I have no clue what to make!! I have people tell me that my stuff is nice, but I’ll be honest, it is FAR from great. I have no intensions of winning anything if I do enter, but I also don’t want to embarrass myself at the same time. If anyone has any ideas for patterns, please let me know…I’m all ears on this one!!!
Well, I’m off to write a post for my family blog, and then to get a few rows done on the sweater. I have a gardening post to prepare for this blog as well, so stay tuned for that.
If I don’t post again before the weekend, have a wonderful Easter!!!