A Knititng Diary

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Making Progress September 2, 2008

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The past few days I’ve been spending a lot of time working on my pointelle shawl.  Usually it takes me a long time to work on a repeat, but I’ve been finding myself flying through it and getting a couple done in an hour.  So right now the length is from my calf to a little past my knee, hubby says a foot and a half.  I still have A LOT of yarn left, so I’m sure this puppy’s gonna end up being super long.  I also figured that when I block it, it should be the right size for a good shawl and not a scarf.  I hope I can get a good picture of it so you can see how far I’ve gotten!  The needles are still kind of a pain, but this weekend I’ve got my eye on buying Brittany needles.  I have Brittany double point needles, so I know I love how they work.

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Knitting Hiatus July 8, 2008

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The past few days I’ve been on a knitting hiatus.  I was feeling slightly burned out from the constant knitting I was doing.  So I took a few days to goof off and do other things that have been feeling neglected (*cough*scrapbooking*cough*).  The other problem I was having is that the tweed pattern I’m knitting isn’t exactly exciting.  It looks nice but just isn’t something that I’m flying through.  My pointelle shawl is fun to knit, but on days when all I want to do is something pretty, easy and simple, it doesn’t deliver.  I’m sure that knitting with purple needles and using dental floss thin purple yarn doesn’t make it easier.

Anyhow, I’ve got my next project all drawn out and in the works.  I hope to have it finished by nxt week so Jax can bring it to my parent’s house.  So we’ll see!