7 January 2007

Starting off right...

It certainly feels good starting of the new year right.
The knitting for the Not So Top Secret sweater is finally finished. The first sleeve is blocking and the second is waiting in the wings.

Second: It's time to get back to the Winter Sunset Cardigan. I'm on the last sleeve, what's so hard about getting that finished.

I'm definately one of those people who shouldn't start too many projects because once I put one down and start another it's really hard for me to go back and finish the first one. This poor cardigan was started around 1 1/2 years ago (I think) and has been left in this state for quite awhile. I just keep finding so many other projects I want to do. I must say it's mostly my fellow bloggers out there, every time I read about someone knitting something new I want to knit it also.
Socks usually aren't a problem I always have a pair on the needles. They're for my car knitting, they are compact enough to take anywhere and I have enough sock yarn to last at least a couple of years or more.
I was so busy with the holidays and work that I forgot to mention that my daughter and I visited an alpaca farm last month. It's called Shear Comfort and it's located in St Ann's, just about 15 minutes from me. What a great afternoon! These animals are so beautiful, and she has just opened up a retail shop that sells her yarn and knitted items. Of course I had to buy a 15 oz. cone of lace weight (which was before New Year's ), so I will be going through some of my patterns for a shawl .

Yesterday was a great day with Miss "P". She actually spent alot of time with her grampa in the garage after we went for groceries.

So till next time.... I'm off to knit. (and finish the laundry and think about what to cook for dinner).


Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

Both sweaters look like they are going to be beautiful. I find that if something is for me, it's easier to put it aside to start something else. But if it's a gift ... then I don't stop until it's done. Hard to go back to what was started for myself tho.

Anonymous said...

I am pretty sure before the days of blogs, there was no trouble finding inspiration for new projects!! HAHA
An alpaca farm sounds like fun, Clarabel loved farms.

Samantha said...

The "top secret" sweater looks fabulous! I can't wait to see it at the next guild meeting (you promised!!)

I had forgotten about the Sunset cardi. It's gorgeous. You had that with you (I think) at the first guild meeting I ever attended.

Happy Knitting!!

Julie said...

The secret sweater looks great. Can't wait to see it completed.