Friday, October 26, 2007

? Rambling on and on and on......

I couldn't think of a title for today's post. I just feel like rambling on about whatever I guess.

The daughter's afghan has definately hit a black hole! I went to work on it last night and the first row I knit I counted 155 sts. Well that is very interesting because the last row I counted when I finished working on it the other day was 134. Somehow in the last several days the number of stitches in the row increased! (I am on the decrease side of the afghan right now). I worked on it for about 4 hours last night and if there hasn't been a serious decrease in the number of stitches it might be time for this afghan to become a UFO for awhile so that I can regain some sanity. HoneyBunny asked if I was knitting the afghan for a giant because it is getting HUGE! That teenage daughter of mine better like it or else.....just or else! and she better act extremely excited when I give it to her! I am going to have to quit making afghans, they are WAY too much work--especially when you are used to making socks all the time. I told myself when I got my "Selbuvotter" book the other day that I could not start any of those mittens until the afghan is done. I may have a melt-down if the afghan doesn't hurry up!!!!

The Sockamania socks are almost finished--which is good because the last day of the month is in 5 days. I would have been done weeks ago if I hadn't been knitting on two other pairs of socks this month and worked on that black hole afghan.

By the way, if you haven't ever tried Haneke Wool's merino/silk blend, sport weight yarn, I highly recommend it. I am designing a pair of "ski" socks right now out of it and it is the BEST merino/silk blend yarn I have ever worked with. I am not just saying that because I sell Haneke yarns either--course the reason I sell Haneke is because of the superior quality. I love this yarn and will be making many more projects out of it! Watch for the patterns and products on my Etsy store.
Isn't this a cool sculpture! HoneyBunny took a picture of it on one of his trips out of town. I wish it was in my front yard. I really like it.

I guess that's all. I need to get busy knitting.


Anni said...

Will have to check out that yarn. It sound fantastic. Selbu votter are fantastic. My Mum made us all some last Christmas. Unfortunateluy she used extremely itchy wool. I've got a booklet with traditional Selbu patterns and right now I'm trying to translate some of the fair isle motifs into lace. Not easy.

Tama said...

Wow, I would love to see your traditional Selbu patterns. I went to the Selbu museum web site and looked around. There is some beautiful stuff.

Hege said...

Thanks for the comment on my scarf :)
I did't like the scarf in the book either, but needed a quick pattern.
And I really love the way it turned out. I have used thinner yarn and needles though, so it didn't get that rough look...

The pine cone is great, wouldn't mind one in my garden ;)