Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Flowers, Cables, and Graduation

It was bound to happen.  It was just  a matter of time.


I have officially lost my ever-lovin' crafting mind.


It is no secret that lace is not my friend or that ripping stuff out has been my most frequent past-time of late. 


Coming off the high of actually completing the booty kicking bootie spree, I clearly lost all touch with my reality and made the decision to start not one of last week's choices, but BOTH of them. 


Lace...check.


Cables...check.


Charts for both patterns...check.


Ripping out multiple lace rows...check.


Using a lifeline...I don't need no stinkin' lifeline! (really I do, but why start now?!?!)


The Dahlia Cardigan...oooohhh, I'm in love.




The first chart is finished and I am at around row 17 of the second chart.  In all honesty, I am learning a lot about lace with this project.  It is gratifying to be able to acknowledge the progress I have made as a knitter.  In the past, I could figure out most of my mistakes in regular knitting by reading my stitches, but not so much with lace.  This project marks the first time that I have successfully been able to read the stitches, find my mistakes and correct them with only a minimal amount of ripping, unlike past projects that I repeatedly ripped all the way out and started over.  Yarn being used:  Reynolds Sunday Best in Colorway 68 Bright Red.

The Five Way Cable Shrug is going slowly.  Sorry, but I got distracted by the purty flower above.




Slowly but surely...  Yarn being used:  Naturally Caron Country in Colorway 16 Charcoal.

No promises are being made about how much more gets done before I throw these two things down in frustration and go back to booties...and we all know how well that will turn out!

And now, a special treat for the son of mine that the other night said, "Mom!  Oh my gosh! I was showing my last year's Physics class project pictures that you blogged about to "someone" and now some of my baby pictures have also been seen!!!"  Personally, I think this might be a contender for his graduation announcement picture insert.



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6 comments:

  1. Dahlia is looking great. I never use life lines, because I kinda like living on the edge.

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  2. Oh wow.. Dahlia is coming out wonderfully!

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  3. Dahlia is in the queue...yours is looking fabulous!!! Lifeline? who needs a lifeline! ??? (me, but I'm a risktaker!)

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  4. Oooo, Dahlia is very nice!

    LOL at the picture!!!

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  5. I love the color you chose for Dahlia, it's going to be beautiful!!

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  6. They are both going to be fantastic! Can't wait to see them! :)

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