Monday, July 18, 2005

I finished something

Those of you who have known me awhile...know that this is a momentous occasion. I finished the Baby Surprise Jacket. Now...the shoulder seams aren't seamed yet, but It's done. I even took pics of it and the Branching Out Scarft as well...but there are still 20 some odd pictures left so you must wait a bit, besides you know the whole posting picture thing just makes me crazy.

Thoughts on Baby Surprise. This is aptly named, because when I cast off and looked at this strangly shaped thing in my hands I thought, this is not right. My older Drama Queen, almost 17, laughed at it and said, "I think you did something wrong....that does not look like a sweater to me!" So I trotted it outside in the sunshine, laid it on the grass and took a pic. Then I got the directions and tried to figure out how to fold it to make it a sweater. We won't talk about how long it took me to figure this out, even tho the directions were right there in front of me. Finally....I got it. Seemed ridiculously simple once I "saw" what she was after. I like it overall...but wonder if a variegated yarn was not the best choice. I can also see one area that will bug the hell outta me, the neckline. All the other edges are very nice, but the neck edge is raw garter stitch....I am not going to like that, I can tell you. Thinking about adding a I-cord bind to it for some finishing. We shall see. Now I have to get some buttons for it...sew up the shoulder seams, decide on actually doing the i-cord neck or leaving it...sew in the ends....But for me, it is amazing it is this far done.

I was visiting with Amy of Threaded Thoughts last week about startitis, perfection, etc. I rarely finish anything ... the minute it has a flaw...I get fed up and stuff it somewhere. But I also think I have some kind of ADD...I get bored doing the same old thing for very long. Probably why I have a ton of projects going on at any one time. I am still gearing up to drag Ribby Cardi out from oblivion and back onto the needles tho...I am feeling a need to finish some things.

So...Question Of The Day: How many projects do you have on the needles? Are you actively knitting on more than one at a time? Right now I am about 10 or so repeats into Branching Out and 5 or 6 repeats into Good Ole Cabled Scarf...Have to do finishing details on Baby Surprise...

4 comments:

Ryan said...

Will ya' kill me if I say just three? (A pair of socks, a terra cotta child's sweater I've been working on off-and-on for about ten months, and the Jigsaw Puzzle Sweater that I just frogged but am still going to work on.) I don't know how long I'm going to be able to maintain this smallish list, though, since Dulaan 2006 is looming, and two of the groups I belong to have come up with projects they want the members to work on (one of the groups has come up with TWO projects!).

Well, you asked....

So glad you are blogging again, missy!

Sahara said...

Thanks Ryan, it is good to be back! And as I recall when I first met you...you had a very tiny stash and prided yourself on pretty much having one project at a time...am I correct? Look at you now....Dulaan Founder...knitting on three projects...and I bet your stash is waaaayyyy bigger than it used to be, eh? :) Hugs

Anonymous said...

Hmm.. Branching Out, the Fair Isle hat, a cropped cardi, a baby hat that is shoved in a bag somewhere, and a wool ease sock for DH. I've just looked about, and I *think* thats all.

Donna

Gina said...

Let's see - 1. Branching Out, 2. Doll sweater for the niece, 3. Blanket for the teen boy, 4. socks for the sis, 5. baby sweater that's been on hold for a year, 6. baby blanket to use up acrylic stash. And I need to start on a different baby blanket for a woman at church and a hoodie for the teen daughter. AND the new Harry Potter still needs to be read!