Friday, April 28, 2006

Abandoned Heart

This happened before Valentine's Day. It was a class project and I really thought it was going to be THE perfect Valentine's gift! I was so excited and looking forward to see it completed. But things happened. It just wasn't meant to be...

1) I never got the correct chart for the heart. I got pieces of the charts, a big section in the middle was missing. 2) Heart pillow class didn't teach how to make a real pillow. The finished heart has to be sewn to a pillow and I don't know how to sew. 3) I feel that I wasn't taught the correct way to do Intarsia. There are trouble spots. Really ugly spots.

Now what to do? Finish and find a way to make something out of it? Frog it? I didn't even save the yarn labels. I only remember that these are two balls of Merino and one Superwash Wool.

Anyway, we are heading out of here in an hour. We are attending a So. Cal. University orchestra's rehearsal and performance. They are using our products and I was asked to take some photos. Me? I'm no photographer. I hope they turn out OK. It's going to be a long day. We won't be home until 10 pm the earliest! Yikes! And I have to get up by 4 am so I will be ready to leave for the temple at 5 am!

I'm visiting Wat Metta in San Diego county with a friend. The alms-round starts at 8:30 am at the temple so we have to hit the road by 6:30 or so. And that means I have to leave home around 5:00 so I can meet my friend at our temple before 6:30. Phew! I'm very excited. I've never been there before. Hopefully the weather will be nice so I can take some pictures.

Oh! I've been doing Continental knitting! Yay!!! I started a Duulan hat and thought why not get some practice with Continental. That'll make Fair Isle knitting easier, right? So, I just sat there and tried to figure out the best way to do it. It actually got really enjoyable. And man, talk about speedy. I couldn't believe how much I got done. If the hat wasn't a double thick, it would've been done last night. But I still like knitting the English style. I feel more in control that way.

2 comments:

Celtic Knitter said...

Some interesting colours in that unfinished project.

I'm starting to collect a lot of unfinished projects . . . errrrr .. .

Jason said...

I'm glad that I am a Virgo. I can't stand having too many unfinished projects. But I do have many projects I want to start! And I bought yarn for most of them! Too little time!