Heigh Ho, and Away We Go

And now, back after a long absence, I bring you the reluctant blogger. Sorry about that, everyone. I’ve been just plain lazy, doing odds and ends and juggling work schedules and what not. So, I’m going to attempt to change that. I’m now going to start thinking of projects as “long weekend” things instead of “squeeze them in whenever.” The old “set a goal and accomplish it” ply. I mean ploy. See? It’s working already.

So, here is the first break’s goal.

Two Projects to Finish

Two Projects to Finish


Finish spinning and plying the merino/silk batt, and preferably knit it into a scarf. And, since I don’t seem to know when to stop, I also want to knit the shiny red yarn into a scarf for a friend of mine. It’s spun from the roving I dyed with the cochineal. You may have noticed, I used the “k” word twice! Yes, I’m serious about this knitting thing. Therefore, both scarves will be knit as practice for the sweater I’m planning to make. And before you say “Another sweater? ” let me explain. It will not be another sweater, but a re-do. I’m unraveling the teal Rebecca sweater.

I’ll wait for you to collect your wits.

Are we good now? Okay. Let me explain. I’m running out of yarn and constantly having to modify patterns to make the sweater work at all. My sister suggesting knitting it, as that takes less yarn and usually has a nicer look, so I found a pattern I like and plan to tackle it as soon as I get all the yarn unraveled, straightened, measured, and re-wound.

On a brighter note, I finished the shawl-necked sweater! I don’t have any good pictures yet, and it might be awhile before I get any because it’s about to become a sodden heap. The yarn insists on crocking, and I don’t want to be constantly worried about leaving pink stains.

2 Responses to Heigh Ho, and Away We Go
  1. outandin
    March 15, 2009 | 12:19 am

    Yay, you’re back! I’m so thrilled that you’re giving knitting another chance! Wish you and your sis could have come to the faire with us today . . . though you would have been cold. Unless you simultaneously wore all the stuff you two have knitted and crocheted over the last couple of years!

  2. Rebekah
    March 15, 2009 | 8:14 am

    Wow. I think I’d look like a beach-ball if I did that. But going to the faire would have been lots of fun.

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