Friday, October 8, 2010

Update on UFO's and WIP's

My post of June 17th I talk about my UFO's (unfinished objects). On July 6th I talk about other patterns that were calling out to me saying, 'make me, you know you want to make me'. What did I do? I gave in and made them. I finished the fan shawl, handkerchief lace shawl, and the pig puppet. So I uploaded my FO's (finished objects) on flickr. I still have a couple that I need to finish for example the fingerless gloves, I need to make the second glove. Isn't that what happens with socks. You get one done and then you say, oh no I have the second sock to make. Unless you are using the two circular needle method. I also had some in between projects that I did and they are uploaded on flickr. I have the pinwheel rug to put together. There goes that finishing process again that holds me up. Oh well, I will get it done for sure. Just stay tune.

I think talking with you about what I need to do and finish really helps me to own it. I have been trying harder to enjoy the whole process of my needlearts. As I talked about in my September 3rd post 'The Finish Line', how it is not my favorite thing to do. I'm getting better with enjoying the whole process.

What's on my needles and hooks?

My needles and hooks are never empty. In fact, I have several WIP (work in progress) projects going on. This is my therapy and I use it to the full.

Intarsia Pillowback of pillow
Ruffled Collar PulloverElizabeth Zimmerman's Baby Surprise Jacket

I tell you if you want to practice the increase Make 1, then do the Baby Surprise Jacket. It is full of them throughout. But the jacket is done in garter stitch so it makes it easier to get through. It is a very interesting and an exciting surprise to see the jacket start out looking like nothing and end up shaping into a one piece jacket. I love it because the finishing work is minimal. You gotta stick in one of these projects every once in a while so you don't go crazy.

What's going on in the area?

Basking Ridge is having their Knit/Crochet Extravaganza event this Saturday, October 9. It will be held at the Bernards Township Library. This is the 10th year the library hosted the event. I will be going to check it out. So if you are in the area you can stop by.

Next weekend - October 16th & 17th Rhinbeck Sheep and Wool Festival.

I've been to the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival, which I talk about and posted pictures on my post of May 2nd. I haven't been to the Rhinbeck Sheep and Wool Festival so I am excited to go. The Maryland festival was on a very hot day and it was crowded. I didn't buy anything because I couldn't think straight as to what I wanted. Maybe I just didn't need any more yarn at that moment. OK that is not an accurate statement coming from a person that just gotta have the yarn in hand at all times. Lame excuse.

So for the Rhinbeck Festival I want to get some hand dyed yarn for socks or a shawl. And I will see what other goodies I could find at a reasonable price for one other project.

If you get to go, happy shopping or browsing and enjoy the day. And if you are not going happy knitting/crocheting and have fun.

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