my bland and mostly dull life with knitting thrown in for interest

Friday, March 07, 2008

I'm DONE!!!

I can't believe it - I'm sewing up the final seam of my Minimalist Cardigan and it'll be ready for wearing later today! YEAH! I'm glad to be finished. I got a little off track on this one. Everyone at knitting group finished theirs at least a week ago and I wanted to be just like them! Plus, I didn't want it to go into my UFO basket (UnFinished Objects) because then it would NEVER get finished.... Well, maybe not NEVER, but it wouldn't be any time soon. But, I gotta tell you - I went out and got those 50 pc Foam Alphabet Play Mats that you would buy for your kids - but instead of for my kids - they're AWESOME for blocking! I assembled a few and pinned out and blocked each piece of the sweater and was able to move them around until they were completely dry. Usually, I would use my bed for this and well, you gotta go to sleep at some point, right? These interlocking pieces are great. I highly recommend them for blocking.

Now what? I've begun a few rounds of the crocheted pincushion from Lacy Crochet...man is it tough. It's lace weight thread, which means super thin, and the hook is like a minuscule steel talon that'll take a sliver of flesh out of your finger if you're not careful. But it's so delicate and beautiful. The patterns in this book remind me of vintage pieces, which I am very drawn to. Never thought I'd be this into crochet! Hope the girls at knitting don't kick me out!

Galaxy socks, Central Park Hoodie/Cabled Hoodie, Babette, vintage inspired tiny crochet...these are all in the forefront of my crafting thoughts. And which'll be the lucky project to join me in Paris? Maybe socks and tiny crochet? Could be...

4 comments:

Margaret said...

Wow! The sweater looks great! I can't wait to see it! We'll have to plan a group photo of the 4 of us together in our sweaters! Congrats on finishing it - are you taking it to Paris?

cath said...

Looks great! I can't wait to see it in person. Who knows, having those crochet hooks around--you may suck some of the rest of us in--not me though :)

haddy said...

I'm so jealous. Mine is sitting in a basket awaiting sleeves. ugh. I was actually contemplating getting yarn for a new sweater today...

kittyscreations said...

Your minimalist cardi looks so good. I need to get started on mine. I have the yarn, there's just too many other projects in the works right now.