With only 2.5 weeks left before school starts, I'm getting ramped up to finish some projects that I SWORE I would finish before the Rugrats went back to school. I've already purged the old clothes from the kids' rooms. #1 Son's room is in pretty good shape; thankfully he's at an age where all I need to do is get him started and he can do the rest himself. Baby Girl's room is a different story, but she's six and if her room overwhelms me, I can only imagine what it does to her. I'd like to get a little more done on #1 Son's quilt and maybe whip up a pair of shorts or two for each of them.
While I contemplate even MORE projects to start, I have bound off and seamed up a few others. Here is Baby Girl's shawl.
This was actually quite easy.
I used the Airy Scarf pattern in Last Minute Gifts, modified to fit as a wrap for Baby Girl. It's basically 10 rows of straight knitting with a row of yarn overs to break it up. I cast on 66sts on size 10 needles and kept going until I ran out of yarn. I think I had abt 12 inches left after I cast off. The total length is 36.5".
Yarn is Fortissima Colori Disco Socka #5. It's got a silvery strand spun in it to give it a bit of a glitzy look to it
Project time was 6/8/08 thru 7/27/08, a total of 7 weeks. Again, between being a slow knitter and having other projects going on as well, it takes me longer than somebody else who would devote all their knitting time to one project.
Overall verdict: She LOVES it! I was afraid that the silvery strand might be a bit scratchy, but she doesn't even feel it. She puts it on occasionally but she doesn't want to mess it up so she gives it back to me to hold on to for when we go out. Her poncho has been designated for school.
I also finished seaming up these for #1 Son
I used bits of kitchen cotton, acrylic and the red is actually some Lamb's Pride Cotton Fleece. I really like the feel of the way it knits up, something to keep in mind for any future projects.
As far as my current sock, I'm half way thru the heel. I have three days to finish it up so I can count it for both SOS08 and SAM6. I was going to whip out a pair of charity socks so I'd at least have something for SAM6, but I knew if I just focused on the sock, I'd get it done in time. Here's hoping. I want to turn the heel and finish the gusset so that I'm at the main part of the foot by the time I go to sleep tonight. I *might* be able to do it.
Meanwhile Hemi says
Let's hope *I* don't find the silvery thread scratchy...