Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Halfway There

Do you ever get on a roll? Things seem to fall into place. Projects appear to fly off the needles. You suddenly have both time and energy. Your knitting basket gets a little lighter. Your stack on the sewing table gets smaller. I am sure you know what I mean. Guess what. It is happening to me right now.

I am finishing my projects, and it feels so good. For weeks I have posted weekly updates on what I am doing with little to report. I am sure it isn't very interesting to read about knitting sweater sleeves inch by arduous inch for weeks. Luckily I laid the needles to rest on that project last week. This week I was able to finish the first pair of infant longies I am making for a set of twins. Technically I still need to weave in the ends and finish the drawstring, but those details are minor. The second pair will not be identical to this pair. I conferred with a knitting expert and we agreed that complimentary would look best. I am hoping to get both of the pants in the mail to the recipient by the end of the week. Ambitious, but I know think I can do it!

In addition to my knitting progress, I also finished a book. After a few renewals with the library, I finished Freedom. Although it took quite a long time to read, I enjoyed it. Several of my friends had read it. I agree with those who said it was a bit preachy, and with those that thought the characters were hard to like. I also agree with those that felt the book was very good. It read fast considering that it was over 500 pages, however the middle was a bit long. This week, I am returning to Coop.
Yarn Along with Ginny

10 comments:

  1. I know that place...I was there a couple of weeks ago. Now I am back to normal - too tired and wondering when I was getting all that knitting done those couple of weeks ago...
    I love the longies! Very cute!

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  2. Loving the longies! Did you make up the pattern?

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  3. Seeing the cute longies on everyone's ravelry pages makes me sad that my kids are too big now to wear them!
    Very cute.

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  4. Who did you talk to about making them complimentary? :)
    I need to sort out some sewing time. I want things that are sewn, but I never seem to sew anything.

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  5. I wonder how long it would take me to knit a pair for a 6' thirteen year old and then MAKE him wear them [and in this heat too}. Those are just the cutest things.

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  6. I love knitting longies. Your longies look gorgeous. Good to hear you have been getting lots of projects finished. Hope it continues for you. Jacinta

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  7. Love the longies! I'm forever trying to finish up projects, only to be distracted by a new project...Good for you!

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  8. All my kiddos are too big for longies, too. But one day there will be grandchildren!! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. I really like your striping pattern for the longies.

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  10. Glad you're getting lots done. Yes, what a good feeling.
    I got to hear Michael Franzen speak this fall- very interesting guy. The last 100 pages were my fave.

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