Monday, June 25, 2007

New Project

I've been working on this project on and off for about a week now, and I think I'm doing decent progress. It went extremely fast for the first 2 hours, then I realized that each row grows exponentially, which kind of dampened the whole excitement.
I'm also still working on my linen shirt, just did another gauge swatch this morning, will most likely measure it and make final pattern decisions tomorrow.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Feeling like it's summer

Yup, it's feeling like it's summer. Most of my knitting lately has been concentrated on my linen top,

it's almost done.

What I think I'll do to avoid getting frustrated by gauge swatches is to not make armholes, and to copy this pattern on Interweave.

oh ya, my most recent finished project is a dishtowel for Jessamy's mom.

I'm still pondering a top made of bamboo, but I think I'll start on a table cloth for my mother instead. Her birthday is in August, but I'm guessing maybe if I think of it as a Christmas present rather than a birthday present, it might get done on time.

Friday, June 08, 2007


I seem to be on a linen kick.

Jessamy's mother has a birthday coming up and Jessamy's making her some felted slippers. So I won't seem like a totaly selfish person I decided to start (and I intedn to finish) a discloth for her (she doesn't use sponges, just dishcloths).

I've also decided to just go ahead and do the back of the linen shirt, hoping that by the time I get to the top portion I'll have figured out what I want it to look like. Lets see in a week or two or three if that plan really works.