Friday, September 29, 2006

Told you it would either be feast or famine. Not that I have much in the way of knitting to report. I've done another repeat on the Snowdrop, added a few rows to the Rogue sleeves (nowhere near completion), have almost finished the first leftover sock yarn ball for the Log Cabin, and have started another Chunky Diagonal throw for myself. It sounds like a lot, but it really isn't nearly as much as I normally do. I've been in a bit of a knitting/fiber slump this week. I have barely even worked on spinning. I've been busier than usual at work, true, but not crazy busy. Most of it is that one of my friends is going through some rough times right now, and the only way I can talk to him is online. It's difficult to spin and type at the same time. It's slightly easier to knit, pause, and then type, but I just haven't been doing it.

I love using the sock yarn on the size 5's for the Log Cabin. The fabric is very light, but it's not really loose or airy. Of course, I expect that this will change as I go through different brands of leftovers, since they are all just slightly different. The new CDT is being knit up using solid colors of LB's Jiffy. Beverly's was having a sale, so I got 5 skeins and a Chibi w/ some darning needles for just over $12. I'll have to go back for more yarn as I work through it. I'm okay with that. I'm working it up on size 10 needles. It's much denser than the first one, but I think it will make a great blanket. I'm also going to make it bigger by changing the total number of stripes per strip to 15 instead of 13 and doing at least five strips (maybe six) instead of four. I like my blankets big. The Jiffy isn't quite as bulky as the Homespun, though, so this does involve more rows and stitches than I had anticipated and it's going much more slowly than the first. The Log Cabin has been my show project, and the CDT has been my bus project. I'm saving working more on the April Fool's Socks for Socktoberfest.

Eight more Dames performances. Seussical starts rehearsals Tuesday, but due to Dames, I won't really start until the week after. Everyone's getting sick, including me (though no one else knows that, they'd flip as we're already seriously shorthanded), so think good thoughts for us!

Oh, and I got a new toy! Woo for new mp3 players that actually work and hold a charge! Now I just have to find songs!


AR said...

Wow, you're busy! I like my blankies big, too. You have to be able to really wrap up in them! Congrats on your new toy. I got one (different brand) for my bday! I've been filling it with songs, and I'm looking forward to some knitcasts. hehe

Marietta said...

saw you on knitter's review! think i have been here before - love the CUBS link (born and raised die hard cubs fan - next year is our year!) also a techie (costume shop manager) sorry to hear that you are doing seussical :) that was our holiday show last year. HUGE amount costumes show but fun! actually it is a great show - but exhausting backstage!