Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Back to the Tweed.

And we're off to the races on our 2007 knits! I'd put aside my tweed because I had become seriously frustrated before christmas but with three months left in the KAL and nothing to show I figured I'd better buck up and start knitting. The pattern wasn't matching up with the previous rows when I knit before and even with ripping and redoing I still couldn't get it right. Then the thought came into my head that I just need to use stitch markers DUH! I only make and sell the things :) Anyway I'm on the right track now and I'm boogin right along. There are 8 different patterns in one row so its slow going but I'm almost finished two diamond and before christmas I didn't have a diamond even started! The picture is of the back piece, I'm about 9 inchs along and if I didn't have to go to dang work tonight it might be another 9 :)

If you have something tweedy in your stash you'd like to use up, come on over and join the KAL, we'd love to see what your knitting.

There are several different projects I would like to dig into but I'm going to force myself to be a good knitter this year and only have two things on the needles at once. One being a sock and the other my main project. I will not start anything else until I get the main project done or finish the sock and then I can start another.
As you can see None of my WIP's that I was SUPPOSEDLY going to finish up before christmas got done so they will stay right where they are for the time being. I'm thinking about knitting the main project and then go back to an ufo and finish that before I start a new one but we'll see. There are sooo many beautiful patterns perking up here there and everywhere its going to be hard to just be knitting one at once.

I'm planning on making some larger items for myself this year. The largest thing I did last year was my OSW. I think a few sweaters are long overdue in the Celtic household.
Until next time.... Tweed ya later!

9 comments:

Rebekah said...

I had to laugh at your stitch marker comment! That's just too funny. It's a beautiful sweater, I'm sure you'll love it when it's finished.

I'm going to try the same with projects this year, otherwise I get too sidetracked and nothing ever gets finished!

Anonymous said...

it looks like you're making really good progress! cables always seem to take forever! : )

The Crafty Weasel said...

That's going to be a good looking cardigan!!! Yeah, stitch markers help immensely!

Jeanne said...

The sweater looks like it's going to be lovely. What a great red! Hmmm....maybe I need more red in my life. What pattern is it?

Chris said...

Too funny about the stitchmarkers!! The sweater looks lovely.

Anonymous said...

Hi-
Good idea to have have only 2 projects on the go. Your sweater is really lovely.

Shelley said...

The sweater looks like it's going to be awesome. I should really do a "big" project...one for an adult (like myself for instance) instead of just focusing only on small things like socks or mittens or kids items. The only problem is...it takes me forever to do a big people item...lol.

Dave said...

Oh, that sweater's coming along nicely. It's gonna be lovely!!

Momma O said...

Hi Kelly,

Your sweater is gorgeous!! I brag about all of your talents to everyone. (Moms and Moms -in - law do that, you know.) You have me inspired to start knitting something again.

In fact, I'm just proud of you and your sweet husband - period! What a talented pair!! I love you both dearly!! - Guess who???