Saturday, February 21, 2009

Knitting Dreams

So last night, I had a dream that I was supposed to have brunch with my friend at 10 am. I called her to tell her that I was going to be a few minutes late, that I just had to stop into the knitting store. I went into my LYS (which was in a different place and looked completely different, but the owner was still herself) and I stayed there until 7 pm knitting and hanging out with the other people in the yarn shop. I just kept calling my friend and telling her that I was going to be a little later, and a little later. I just didn't want to leave. It was a great feeling. But a weird dream.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

February's Charity Project

My February charity project was not very big. Merely six inches by six inches. But it makes me feel really good. It restores my faith in the future, and encourages me that we will be in good hands when the next generation comes along.

Reiley is a 12 year old from New Mexico. For her school's Pay it Forward project, she started a group on Ravelry to collect 6x6 inch squares to be combined into blankets. She has had great success and has collected dozens and dozens of squares and has completed lots and lots of blankets.

Check out her blog here:

This is the square that I contributed (this is Reiley's picture of it -- I forgot to take one before I sent it off).

And that's the stationery behind it, that I used to write Reiley a note when I sent her my square.

If I had been more on the ball, I would have made more. But I was glad to at least be able to complete one. Thanks Reiley for doing this project!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Sunday Market Shawl

I started the Sunday Market Shawl with the Rowan Cashsoft yarn. I love working with this yarn. It's so smooth and soft. I am a little worried because the shawl says that it should be 65 inches after blocking. Right now, I'm two skeins into the project and I'm at about 44 inches. I am hopeful that I'll be able to get another 20 inches or so out of the last part of this third skein. And then I hope that it will get a little bit longer when I do the drop stitch part and then I may still be able to block it to be a little bit longer.

The knitting itself is getting a little bit frustrating. I feel like I've been working on it forever, although I know that it hasn't really been all that long. I'll be happy when it's all done.

Wow, this sounds like a really griping post... Guess some days are like that. Even when we're doing what we like to do.