A blog about my life, knitting, and other stuff.

May 4, 2005

News and More News

Hmmm...apparently I thought yesterday was Thursday. I think that gives you an idea what my week's been like.

I'm going back to camp! And best of all many of the wonderful women I met last year will be returning. I'll be at Camp 2. If anyone in blogland is coming, I'd love to hear from you.

I've made good progress on several projects. The top-down bolero is growing and looks like an actual garment now. I have just a bit longer to go then I'll add an eyelet ribbing to the bottom, knit the sleeves (short) and add the ribbing around the front bands and neck.

I started Branching Out on Friday in some Noro Lily that's been in my stash for over a year. It's lace and a stash buster. Woohoo. It's a very easy lace project made even easier by the silky yarn that never splits or snags.

I'm also on row 8 of the Faroese Shawl. I can't take my eyes of this one for a second or it all goes to hell. I actually dropped a few stitches and just half-assedly grabbed some back up. The yarn overs looks very odd now. Oh well. I guess it'll just be odd.

Secret Pal 4 is over. Tam at Knit One, Purl Forever was my pal. She sent me so many wonderful gifts. I feel very spoiled. Thank you, Tam.

I was given the task of being Rock Chick's Secret Pal. When I read the email I immediately thought, "I am screwed." Why couldn't I get a secret pal who is dull with low standards? I had so many ideas. Wes and I were going to take the yarn I was sending to her around the city and photograph it in Pearl Jam significant locations. But the baby sitter cancelled on us. Seriously, how lame is that? Then there was the stitch marker making debacle. I tried to make those skrinky dink stitch markers using some of RC's inspirational photos. Total flop. They all came out too big and curled up and burnt and awful. Secret Pal was a lot of fun though. I'm seriously considering Secret Pal 5.