Monday, May 15, 2006

A little update

What a busy weekend, and I didn't see it coming. Friday was Buddha's birth/enlightenment/passing day. Saturday was my mother's birthday plus another belated birthday dinner. Sunday of course was Mother's day. Phew! Just the driving in So Cal traffic was enough for me.

Anyway, I had to prioritize my knitting projects:

1. Duulan Project. Many thanks to Gerald for sending all that yarn to work with. I have to put this on the top of the list. Even though the project is extended to 2007, there's still a winter in 2006. I want to get as much done as possible.

2. "Violets by the River" Shawl. I think I am done with practice knitting. The yarn arrived. Can't wait to start knitting for real. :-)

3. Jackets and sweater for the triplets. I have to get these done. The babies don't stop growing. :-)

4. Learn-to-knit-Afghan. This will be done whenever possible. 56 squares to go.

I did another test knit on the "Honeybee & Faggoting". Still using the sock yarn. Did a quick blocking without pinning it down. I think I am ready to knit, no? I need to take pictures outdoor in the future.


Celtic Knitter said...

How much did you get to do for Dulaan? I didn't do as much as I would have liked to but I still have quite a few things. I'm going to take a picture of them all . . . wil you?

I still don't like that term . . . f**goting.

Agnes said...

Of course you are ready to knit ... I've never seen another person practising so much! You are a really enthusiastic learner. I'm sure you're going to make something gorgeous!

Jason said...

Matthew, I don't have much done for Dulaan. I started around end of April. So far I have one hat and one scarf that's almost done. I won't post about them until I have a few to do a group shot.

Agnes, thanks! I started knitting with REAL lace yarn last night. I ripped it twice. I wasn't sure if I liked the results. Maybe I was just too picky. I'll be starting the third attempt today. I hope the yarn survives all this. LOL

Ted said...

Honeybee and Fagotting looks a lot better than your first crack at it. Will we see samples in the lace yarn you're using for the project?

Jason said...

Hey Ted,
I only have 5 rows of violets done, but I can tell that lace weight yarn makes a whole lot of difference in the knitting. I will take a picture in the morning and post it. I think it's OK. I get more nervous as it gets larger though.