Wednesday, July 14, 2010

too hot for a lapful of wool...

The Red Green Sweater is languishing, so close to the finish line, but I cannot face a lapful of wool while I finish the second sleeve. Of course, once the sleeve is done, the sweater is done, but still, we're talking about a lapful of WOOL! This is how far I got with 3 skeins of the 6 I have. I can probably get another red sweater, in a smaller size with slimmer sleeves.
This red is notoriously hard to photograph. It's not this bright, and has a bluer undertone than shows here.So I've been amusing myself with scarves. There was the first ruffled scarf, and another started right after in Fiber Natura - a blend of merino, silk and linen (odd, I know, but still delicious). Then Carol went and showed off her Spindrift scarf. And I fell in love. I had to have the pattern. (You can ask Lucky - I emailed her a couple of times about it...) And I do. and I've started one, using some Misti Alpaca. It's a good thing I can commit to some things (my husband...) because I sure as hell can't commit to knitting projects...

5 comments:

Needles said...

I am taking comfort from this, you know. I'm so glad it isn't just me.

(Holding self back from starting squirrel mittens)

Anonymous said...

An idea I'm planning to use later in the summer when I'm further along on this afghan, is to put a leaf from the table on the arms of the armchair where I usually knit, and put the afghan on the table leaf.
Thus it's not totally on my lap.
(This would be a lapful of acrylic, but still...) It may work for your sweater sleeve.
Marlyce in Windsor

Acorn to Oak said...

I have commitment problems too. I have a vest, two pairs of socks and a shawl that I didn't stay commited to. I haven't had any trouble with my latest obsession of quick lace crochet shawls though. But, I'm worried I may burn myself out on those. lol It's all about fun though, right?! I love the Misti Alpaca yarn you're starting a scarf with.

KnitTech said...

Scarves in the summer and sweaters in the winter. Sounds reasonable to me.

Carol said...

heh. It is a lovely pattern. I scanned ahead and see you're gonna change yarns too. I had to as well. It's a lovely pattern, but so demanding. It needs jus the right yarn.