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Saturday, August 2, 2008

Knitting Notes

I'd cast on the Glorianna pattern from the Elizabeth I scarf pattern set a few weeks back, but a few frogs later convinced me that I need to ease myself into the lace knitting a little more. I had several dropped stitch incidents that caused said frogging, and it was really starting to get on my nerves. So, I cast on Town and Country instead last night, and the above is the progress I was able to make while watching Top Gear episodes. I'm liking this pattern much better, on a keeping my sanity level, already. I think I may ease up to Dainty Bess next, and then hopefully, I can finally hack Glorianna. I certainly have enough lace weight yarn lying around to accomplish all three, and I think they'd make great Christmas gifts.

I've also rethought my gift to L for the 50-billionth, ok, 3rd time. However, since I seem to be changing my mind every other second, I think that's the only mention of it I'll make for the time being. The pattern I'm currently working on seems to be working out pretty well, but I thought the River Rapid socks were coming along pretty well until I got done with the heel, and it was enormous, so what do I know? I think I need to get to a finished product before I trust that this current decision will actually work.

I've also decided to give up on Project Spectrum for the year. In some ways, I liked the structure, but right now, I'm sort of enjoying being able to change my mind, and just go with the flow. If I do it seriously, I'd like to be able to use it to make a variety of things, and I seem to be stuck in a small project rut at the moment, plus I have some baby knitting I should get started on coming up fairly soon. I also hadn't really planned out what to do for the last two elements very well, so this way, I can just go with the flow of what I want to be doing, and not have to worry about fitting it somewhere within Air and Water. (I'd also gotten started late in the first place, so haven't shared any of my projects with others anyway, so I think it might be a better idea to see if I can fit this in better the next time around.)

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