Kirsti Knits

Time - such a precious Gift is it; To work, to read, and Yes, to knit. - Minnie Gertz

Monday, June 13, 2005

Progress report

Well, Stitch'n'Bitch tonight was a wash-out. Julie had food poisoning, so couldn't make it. I don't know what happened to Coley. So I was Nobby No-Mates, and sat in Sweetwaters all on my own for 2 hours, knitting. *sniff*. It was good to get some knitting time in, but I did feel somewhat self-conscious. I've posted a poll to the Yahoo group to find out why more people don't show up. There's 58 members, for goodness sake. You'd think we could get more than 3 folk together at a time.

Saturday's concert was a huge success. We had a great slot - right before the interval (that's the intermission for you non-Brits). Did 3 songs with the band, then Terry closed out with a solo rendition of her medley of When You Wish Upon a Star with Someone to Watch Over Me. As the festival organizer said, she hit it out of the park. We sold 24 CDs in the 15 minute break, and another 3 afterwards, plus got 2 and a half pages of names for our mailing list.

Seeing as Saturday was also Worldwide Knit In Public day, I took my Wavy scarf along with me. I know the pattern well enough to be able to knit this in the dark. Here's the current progress:


The yarn is Cascade 220 in shade 9402 - a variegated grey. I was worried about how the light and dark colours would work with the wavy ribbing, but I'm really liking the results so far.

I spent most of the time tonight adding to the Aggressive Beginners scarf. I realised one reason why I'm having so much trouble getting motivated with this: there's no definite "end point". With Wavy, I can count my way through the 44 rows of the pattern, and I know there's 10 repeats, so it's easy to assess how far I am. So I calculated that with this scarf, the pattern repeats every 4 rows. 10 repeats of the pattern add up to about 1 repeat of the Wavy scarf. So therefore, I need to do 100 cable repeats in order to have a long enough scarf. I have an end point! And, with 16 cable repeats currently done, I'm over 1/10th of the way there. Here's a somewhat fuzzy picture of the scarf so far. The larger picture has a bit more clarity in the details.

The other big knitting progress has been on the second Booga Bag. This one's in shade 95, the same as the original pattern. This one's destined for Suz, as per her request when I posted pics of the first one in progress. If she still wants it, that is, and isn't making her own, now she's picked up the needles again. Here's the current status, and the remaining yarn:

And just because I like the lighting and focus and angle, here's another shot:


And in lack-of-progress report... here's the current state of Soleil.

I'll get going on this again in the next day or two most likely, when I'm feeling slightly more focused. Or I might just start in on the Second Top Secret Torment My Sister thing. Hmmm.

Tomorrow is the midterm exam for all my students. I'm currently deciding which project to take with me. Any suggestions?

At 9:59 PM, Blogger GaiaGal said...

Heck YAY i still want it, i'm too busy knitting socks!!

I've been saving up my pennies!! Well, ok...dollars!!

It's looking so very cool!!!

Oh hey, i have pics now, by the way!!!

~Suz~

 
At 11:22 PM, Blogger Mrs.Curvy said...

The second Boog Bag is coming along great! Love the scarfs!

 
At 11:46 PM, Blogger Kathy said...

"There's 58 members, for goodness sake. You'd think we could get more than 3 folk together at a time."

Ugh. I'm sorry. My knitting group only has 13 members but we manage to get 4-6 of us together and on a Saturday morning!

 
At 11:48 PM, Blogger Jackie said...

You rock! I can't imagine you just started......my goodness I would have thought you were born with the needles in hand.
You should take your favorite project with tomorrow...to make the time go faster.

Ohhhh, and for the Cannon Dennis fan club.....I am hoping to go see him tomorrow if he is up to it! I will post the pictures as soon as I get home!

Love and Hugs,
Jackie

 
At 10:04 AM, Blogger Dawn said...

Love the second Booga bag and both scarves are lovely!

Have fun knitting whlie your students take their midterm. I'm sure whichever project you take will help the time pass quickly.

Dawn

 
At 11:23 AM, Blogger Katherine said...

Kristi, is that the meeting in A2? I used to be a member, or I still am... I'm really not sure. LOL

Your scarves are looking wonderful, not surprising since the rest of your work is also!

~Kat

 
At 12:41 PM, Blogger GaiaGal said...

I'd come to the weekly SnB but i live just a bit too far for the drive. ;)

I must say that Soleil is loking a little lonely...but i'm sure that you'll change that in no time!!

You really do lovely work!!

~Suz~

 
At 5:55 PM, Blogger Sally said...

project no 2? You are an evil tormentor.

Sal x

 

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