Monday, May 29, 2006

Monday 29th May

This is how far I've got on the baby blanket. I think that the moss stitch border is more visible in this photo - hardly the most exciting design, but I thought of it myself so I'm pleased.

There was lots of oohing and aahing at Sunday's Stitch n Bitch at the beautiful softness of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran - which makes this unbelievably 'boring to the point of tears' project more bearable. At moments of extreme boredom a quick fondle can usually give me another motivating boost. I chose it because it is machine washable and also aran weight - thus faster to knit up. Even still it's taking me an age to knit - and the deadline looms large - quite literally.

Lookee at the beautiful necklace I got on Saturday at the Miso Funky Market - I've been wearing this ever since I got it - it's utterly adorable and a total turn-around for me - I never used to like hearts ...

And I did a trade of some stitch markers with Ysolda for this beautiful hand dyed sock yarn - which I cannot wait to cast on - but am going to have to. Damn project diet - grrr! I am really feeling the pinch, and having to keep reminding myself why I'm doing this.

Lilith alerted me to the fact that Ysolda is the designer of Arasaig which is just stunning.

Anyways - Big Brother is on - and I cannot proscrastinate any longer - the blanket must be faced so I can move on with my life.


Midsummer night's knitter said...

Keep going with that vlanket - you're doing a grand job. Funny you should say that about Arisag - I just realised that myself the other day...wish I was talented in the design dept. By the way - I;ve FINISHED! Came home from knitting yesterday, bust my ass ALL EVENING - till 1 in the morning, when even the match sticks weren't working. Got up at 9.30, worked until 9 tonight - finito (probably a load of s*** but I don't care!)

Dipsy D. said...

Hi from Austria! I absolutely love how your baby blanket is coming along, it looks so beautiful already! And that necklace that you got is so cute!