...the life of a girl infatuated with wool, knitting, spinning....and the world's slowest sock knitter. Oh yeah, and all things made of cake!
Monday, June 21, 2010
Finished another little project....I'm on a roll!
Well, I feel like I am on a roll...that counts for something! So, I saw this link to a tutorial over at Stash Resolution. She was making tea towels for Mother's Day, except hers were much prettier than mine. (That's okay, I don't mind... :)
Anyway, I wanted to try to use some of my fabric stash and started cutting strips. Oh yeah, I printed off the suggested tutorial from Tallgrassprairiestudio, which is excellent. So, I go buy my muslin and get to stitching.
I have made 4 lovely little tea towels. These (above) will be going to my mom. The other 2 I will be test driving. They are cupcake strips :) Love them. Mom doesn't know it. I'm just going to pop them in the mail and let it be a surprise! Don't you love getting prizes in the mail??? I do.
Now these are some generic Magic Loop socks I have deemed my "travel knitting" and was working on them last night as my knitting project. I have completed the heels, yes they look funny!! Stop laughing! And now slowly working on the foot. I hope to finish these by next week and cast on another pair. I MUST work down some of my sock yarn. It is taking over!
I am loving Magic Loop so much more than DPN, because I suffer from second sock syndrome. I find my cable needle beneficial to my sanity. I worked on them a little today during a workshop break and was asked several times "what are you doing?" "why on one needle?" "how can you do them both at once?" "you find THAT RELAXING???" Why, yes I do!! I love it and it helps me to focus. The workshop stresses me, the knitting centers me. Does that make sense to you? I know it will to the knitters out there!
Well, another 7am to 7pm workshop tomorrow...I just hope they have more food, I was starving when I got home! This girl needs her snacks or she will pass out!