Would it be weird for me to have the body of my Owls sweater in stockinette and do the sleeves in seed stitch or something? Because DEAR LORD, I’m hating stockinette right now. I almost want to purl. And I hate purling.
Obviously, having already started on one of the sleeves, I won’t be doing any drastic stitches, but I kind of want to cry at the thought of doing a small stockinette tube for 20 or so inches (I have long arms), and then doing another one. Once those are done, though, I can get to the owls and the sweater will be so close to finished. I CAN DO IT. I KNOW I CAN.
Anyone want to work on some sleeves?
On the flip side, I’m loving the way the lace is working up in my Quill Lace socks.
I’ve got one sock done and I’m about half-way through the leg of the other sock. It works up really fast and I’m loving the fabric and the colors.
Two points of interest (to me):
• I started a group on Ravelry, called 2010: A Sweater Odyssey. The overall goal is to be a support group for anyone wanting to make a full-sized, adult garment in 2010. The challenge (and optional) goal is to knit or crochet 6 adult-sized sweaters in 2010. I think I mentioned that I’d set that goal for myself, but then I started dragging other people in. So I’m going to try and turn Saturdays in to Sweaterdays, in which I post about my progress on my sweaters. This will a) keep me going on my sweaters and b) make sure that I keep posting and documenting my progress. I apologize in advance for endless photos of half-finished sweaters.
• Many of you already know, but Ravelry has joined the efforts to provide some sort of relief to the people of Haiti, and has set up a page in which designers can donate a portion of all proceeds from pattern sales to relief organizations (all links go to Ravelry). Earlier this morning there were 24 pages of such patterns; as of publishing this entry, there are 26. Designers like Connie Chang Chinchio, Ysolda Teague, Kristen Rengren, Carol Feller and many, many others have all offered their patterns to this cause. The Yarn Harlot has also activated the Knit Signal and struck up the Knitters Without Borders standard again (I don’t think it ever goes down, actually, but sometimes it seems to snap in the breeze a bit more). There are lots of ways to help; I donated to DWB last year after I received my tax refund, and I hope I can do something like that again.
(Speaking of Connie Chang Chinchio, did you check out her pattern collection in the preview of the upcoming KnitScene? Sweeeeeet.)
I should probably go home and get back to the stockinette monster. Sigh.