Saturday, July 22, 2006

Proof of Progress

I'm sure we have all had that wonderful feeling when we are knitting something and we feel like we are not getting anywhere. Sometimes it feels like no matter how many rows you do, or how many hours you spend, when you look at your project at the end of the day it seems to look the exact same as it did before you started.
But common sense tells me that if I just will be finished someday. It is getting bigger, it has to be!
(Times like these is when I say "screw it" for a while, and cast on for yet another project. =) )
Well, it has been a few weeks since I posted pics for my projects, and it is high time for me to do so. Not just to make my blog pretty, but also so I can prove to myself that it really is progressing.

I really like this blanket, it is a pretty easy pattern and it work's up pretty fast, but I am to the point where I am kind of bored with it, so I have not worked on it for a few days.
Here's a close-up (cuz I like close-ups)

This is my Tempting II that I am doing as part of the sexy knitter's knit-along.
Although this project is fairly easy, and I am getting through it rather quickly, it has been a tad monotonous. K1 P1 rib for 15" is not what I call stimulating.

And a close-up for the buckle detail.

I'm liking it so far. I have a few concerns but I am hoping they will get fixed with blocking.

Bet you can't guess what this is!

Yup, it's a Log Cabin Blanket. What can I say, all the cool kids are doing it!
This was the new cast on project because I needed a break from the others.
I have to say, it's alot of fun. Just knitting throughout so it is super easy, but the changing colors keeps it interesting. I am making this for my neice who is pregnant with her first baby. She LOVES bright colors. Think this will be bright enough for her?
I am excited about this project, it's addicting because you want to see how the colors are going to interact with each other.

All in all I have to say it was a pretty productive knitting day.
I can' think of a better way to spend a day then knitting with the MAN (oh yeah, he knits too), listening to a book on tape, having a tasty beverage at hand, and a sweet kittie right in the middle of all the action.

Come on, ain't that adorable! That's my scrappy cat...aka Professor meowsnshitz.


Benjammin' said...

Well, I have to say, for a beginning blogger, your page looks pretty darn snazzy. Cute cat you have there, does she knit as well. My cat knits and has for several years. We haven't made the leap to purling yet and I have to help with casting on, but come on!
I hear you on how some projects can get to be a little monotonous after awhile, but stay with them. There is nothing better than the feeling of completion...especially when it's a project that has taken an extra long time to get through.
Glad we're in the knitting community together!

p3pilot said...

You are freaking me out! I am doing Temping II for the SNK, I have a shawl in the works in the same stitch pattern as your blanket, and I just finished a log cabin. Oh, and I'm moving to Seattle in November. Freaky!