Friday, January 27, 2006

Knitting? What knitting?

My mother has wrist problems, which in turn has made me oversensitive to wrist problems myself. Ie if my wrists start hurting, I stop knitting. Frustrating. So I haven't been doing much knitting this week (no Lady E progress!) Though I did join the Knitting Olympics with the hopes of knitting this:

I am offically crazy. Size 3 needles? Whoo boy....

I've been trying to finish up some UFO's (namely Clapotis), but with the length of the projects I had to throw in a quick one for some instant gratification:

A pocket creature (from Knitty) and a tea cozy (from Stitch 'n Bitch Nation). Using some yarn from the family and some Cascade Pastaza I had left over from my first sweater. I tried to modify the cozy pattern some to fit a smaller teapot, but the yarn was too bulky. Still, it was my first color knitting project, and I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out :)

With knitting verboten for the week, I switched to sewing and bought a couple of Vogue skirt patterns. Let's just say I'm not as curvy as the ideal woman (size 6 is a 23" waist to 32.5" hips, which makes my 4" waist to hip increase seem, well, boyish) and will have to see how it turns out. I bought some muslin and made up the front and back last night before crawling into bed with my cold/allergies. Today I'll finish seaming and see if I picked the right size. I'm learning some neat things (French seams!) and really like the flexibility of choosing my own fabric and details.

This weekend brings some much needed down time - I've resolved to not come into work and not work for the family (after all the drama there lately I need a break). Knitting and watching my Netflix rentals sounds just about right today!


Anonymous said...

I hope your wrists feel better! Your pocket creature is SO cute!!