Saturday, November 15, 2008

What a lot of extra time

I seem to have found. Nothing at all to do with not being able to spend hours blogging or checking out Ravelry. Nope someone has clearly added several hours to each day for me to enjoy. I have been busy although that just costs me more as I have a need to fill the perceived void created by daring to use anything from the stash. Clearly the balance of the universe is at state should this stash equilibrium not be maintained at all times.
I have finished the Second bell curve skirt and when Puta II arrives ( along with the lottery win and all my ships come in) I will post a picture. I love the shade of red I chose. It quite deep and is going to look fab with boots. I have also knitted a black cotton skirt with a ruffle. Sorry to leave you imagining but it will be worth it. I am almost finished with a hoodie from the new Patons range. It's for Sydney my 15 year old daughter who was complaining I never knitted anything for her anymore. I'm using smoothie and so far I am impressed by the yarn. It has a cotton feel even though it is, dare I say it, 100% acrylic. I have found though that it looks nicer and flatter when knitted in the round rather than back and forth, but that could be linked to my left handed way of knitting. I have also found it seems quicker on metal needles instead of my beloved bamboo. I found this out by accident as my bamboo circulars snapped halfway through a round and I had to do an emergency transfer to the nearest set of needles which happened to be steel.
I have also been reading. See I told you more hours had been added. My current book is the latest offering by Barbara Erskine, The Warrior's Princess.

10 comments:

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Can't wait to see both your new skirts! It's a good idea to step back from computer time ocassionally in any event, forced or otherwise :)

Let us know what you think of the book - it looks like a good one!

periwinkle said...

that hoodie looks great - did you do the stripes too?
Lisa x

t does wool said...

I want to see the skirts,also!and that book looks interesting...

Alison Boon said...

I am doing the hoodie in one of the varigated mixes, a blend of blues and lilacs.

Willow said...

I'm looking forward to seeing your new skirt. I'll look for smoothie by Paton's yarn. I need to knit a couple of baby sweaters and really no new mother should have to take any special precautions with clothing for at least one year!

Did I know that you are a left handed knitter? I am too.

Thimbleanna said...

Well, forced non-computer time is certainly paying off in the knitting department! I can't wait to see all your projects -- I hope you're back up soon!

Marcia said...

Are you a lefty or just a lefty knitter? I'm a lefty who does most things righty except writing and, surprisingly, knitting & crocheting.

I am very much looking forward to seeing your skirts!

Alison Boon said...

I am a total lefty. I even kick a ball with my left foot.

Lin said...

Putas are time wasters!!! I would suffer though if mine broke down and would certainly miss blogs!

LOUISE said...

I am lost without my computer. I really cannot imagine life without one now. Quite something coming from someone who said many years back that we didn't need one at home! x