Thursday, February 26, 2009

Knitting slump.

I'm such a slacker and my knitting is just...crippled. Does that word even work in relation to knitting? I don't care, it does now. Seriously, when will I climb out of my knitting slump? It's really quite pathetic. I've tried to remedy it by starting different projects only to end up frogging them or shoving them away later, never to see the light of day again. Nothing is inspiring me. I even went to the yarn shop last weekend and tried to get some inspiration. I ended up buying a couple of skeins of Berroco Ultra Alpaca to make my dad a scarf for his birthday and so far, it's the only project I've actually been somewhat, kiiinda interested in. It's a scarf, though, and scarves are boring. I did buy a Lantern Moon sheep tape measurer and he makes me so very happy!

I signed myself up for the Malabrigo March 2009 that's going on in the Malabrigo Junkies group on Ravelry with plans to make Imogen (a sideways knit cardigan) out of the five skeins of Malabrigo Worsted in Black Forest that Delpha bought me for my birthday last September. I've had plans to make it for a looong time and I'd like to before the weather gets warm. Besides, since it's knit from side to side, it might actually keep things interesting! And even if it is entirely stockinette stitch, it's Malabrigo so that makes everything okay. I think everyone in the world needs a sweater made out of Malabrigo.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Breiwick & what-nots

I've been meaning to update - honest! Seriously though, I've been in a bit of a knitting slump lately. Maybe it was the ginormous amount of knitted presents I spewed forth at Christmas time but for the last month, I can't seem to get inspired by anything. Even my Dream in Color Classy which came a couple of weeks ago. Actually, I do have plans for that - a beret called Breiwick designed by Gudrun Johnson. So this:

...will become this:

I was actually afraid my red hair would clash with the color of the Dream in Color yarn but this picture of Gudrun reassured me of any potential clashiness. Oh! I've also started work on a 2009 afghan, knitting two squares a month using a different pattern every month. I'm using Vanna's Choice Solids because who the hell can afford an afghan out of anything besides acrylic? Anyhow, here are January's squares:

February's squares are still in the works but not moving along very speedily because of wonderful, glorious midterms! Ooh, and I just got a peek at the Spring Interweave Knits. Their last few issues have been a bit of a let-down but being a complete cardigan junkie, I'm so excited there are some good patterns this time around. I really like the Millefiori cardigan, I might need to use my Rowan Felted Tweed for that.