Taking stock

I am taking stock of my projects to see what I might want to play with for a couple of hours.

The mittens are still drying. They are outside frolicking in the 60 degree weather. I am leaving the cotton waste yarn in until I am ready to pick up stitches - probably after I do the needle felting and embroidery.

This poor sweater has been neglected for a few weeks. I finally pulled it out of the yarn bowl and started working on it again. I think that settling for my second choice in colors took a little steam out of my motivation, but I am going to see it through to completion and will be glad to have it.
This was my knitting nest at about midnight last night. I worked until midnight (home business), then I put Five Mile Creek in the vhs, and I began to unzip the provisional cast on of the hem facing on the EZ seamless hybrid sweater. You can see the little coil of red cotton yarn that I used as the waste yarn.

Provisional cast on unzipped, stitches picked up, and the 3-needle thingy was done. I had a couple of concerns and questions about it, like why does one only cast on 90% of the stitches for the hem facing and then increase for the body, but I decided to just jump in and keep moving forward .

There is still a sunroof for my toes in the 'First Born' socks. Maybe if I stare at them long enough they will scab over and heal themselves. Or maybe not.

I have been playing with mosaic knitting on a new pair of socks. Fun.

Yarn for house socks. I have not used worsted weight wool for socks before. I plan to knit this with smaller needles (maybe US 4 or 5) to get a dense sock. I am tired of having cold feet when I am transcribing for long hours at my desk.

Okay, now to pick something. I had wanted to work on the mittens today but they are still damp. Maybe I can begin sketching designs for the embellisment. The mosaic socks are good for snatches of time during the week, so they can wait. I do not want to start a new pair of socks today, so the yarn can go in the knitting nest. I guess I will balance the time between my mosaic sweater and my son's seamless hybrid. Yup. I have all the episodes of Five Mile Creek on vhs, so maybe I will pop one in and have at it. I dug these tapes out of the garage a couple of days ago and wonder why they were ever put in storage; I really enjoy them.

Jerry asked: "Are you using the Excel software to figure your mosaic pattern?"

Yes, I am using Excel. I started out with the pen and pencil drawings but migrated over to Excel. It is much easier to read and manipulate.


At 3/04/2007 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just to let you know that my blog is down and I don't know for how long. So I've set up a new blog for the time being.


I've spent all night trying to put together links. I've found a few.

Dare not even try battling with blog ger at the moment.

So I'm still Mrs Anonymous.

Susan from Celadon Pool

At 3/04/2007 , Blogger Jerry said...

All of your projects are so far along. Are you using the Excel software to figure your mosaic pattern?

At 3/04/2007 , Blogger Punkin said...

Hi Jerry,
Yes, I am using excel. I started out with the pen and pencil drawings but migrated over to excel. It is much easier to read and manipulate.

At 3/05/2007 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mrs Anonymous, here again.

Well, I'm having to move to here


as my host can not carry on looking after my sites.

Still not tackled blog ger!

Susan from Celadon Pool

At 3/06/2007 , Blogger MollyKnits said...

eeewww, scaby socks! :)

Love the purple mosaic sweater.


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