Monday, January 30, 2017

Sneak Peek of the Footless Sheep

All he needs is feet!


I love the way he's turning out! Stay tuned for an FO post!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Itty Bitty Sheep

I cast on for a toy sheep on Saturday. It is a free Susan B. Anderson pattern from her book, "Itty Bitty Knits."

It's looking a little funny at the moment.

He still needs ears, fluff on his head, and his legs. I've also been working on the baby sweater I've shared before, although the sheep is for a baby due on Valentine's Day so I'm finishing him first. Still reading The Narrative of Sir Arthur Gordon Pym by Poe. Although I'm at a spot now where nothing is really happening so I haven't read too much this week.

Linking up with Yarn Along.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Avoiding Stagnation

I didn't get much time to knit this week, and I definitely didn't read. Where does this time go and why can't I be a kid again so I can kill my days reading? Alright, I'm done whining.

I did add 22 rows, which is about an inch. And while an inch doesn't sound like much, if I multiply 22 rows by 65 stitches, I actually did 1430 stitches this week. Which sounds way more impressive than an inch!

I don't have many projects planned for the year. I have two baby gifts to make, one of which is in the photo above. I plan to make a cabled sweater for my husband this year, steek it, and put a zipper, but I've got a bit of research to do before I begin that. Otherwise, not many projects. My big goal this year is not knitting related. I'm going to learn how to play treble clef on cello. I've attempted to before and haven't been successful but if you never challenge yourself, you get stuck in a rut and mentally it's hard to get out.

Linking up with Yarn Along today.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

More Baby Gifts

I casted on for the Little Jockey Wrap yesterday for another baby gift, which will go to another expectant co-worker. It is actually the second time I've started one of these sweaters but the first time I tried it, I was trying to make it larger than the pattern is written and did not have enough of my chosen yarn. I ended up frogging that one. This time I'm following the pattern.

I am working my way through "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket," by Edgar Allen Poe. It is the only novel he wrote. It is very interesting and tragic. The main character stows away on a ship his friend is employed on. Eventually there is a mutiny and a shipwreck and they find themselves, at one point, on a ship that is about to capsize, surrounded by sharks, and starving from lack of food and water. The things they come up with on order to survive become very extreme, the more desperate they become. When I actually find time to read, it is very gripping.

Linking up with Yarn Along.