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Friday, March 7, 2008

knitting without a deadline

Once again, you are witnessing an historic moment.

I finished the project (which cannot be blogged about) for the book last week, and mailed it out.

For the first time in 10 years, I have no deadline.

You see, ever since Crafty Girl was a little one, I have been knitting, dyeing, or designing for others "on the side" while I was raising my kids. I have been part of handwork galleries, have my work on consignment, made things for people, shops, on commission, for exhibits, shows, and others' special occasions. I had my own yarn shop for almost 4 years, somewhere in there.

While you might be freaking out that the next project-for-hire isn't all lined up, I feel strangely liberated. And I am getting so much done!

Wednesday last week, I finished the project for the book. On Saturday, I finished the Hemlock Ring Blanket. On Sunday, I finished these socks which had been started over Christmas vacation.

Fortissima 6 ply, by Schoeller/Stahl, and size 3 needles. I am keeping these.

Next up, I started this hat Sunday night, and finished it Monday night. Two evenings of delightful 2 color stranded knitting.

One skein of Noro Kureyon, one skein of Berroco Peruvia. I seem to have enough left over for another hat. Size 8 needles, 96 sts.

The pattern was a class hand out at Trumpet Hill, given to me when I bought the yarn. I am not sure they still have it, I would call and find out.

Here's a testament to my shaky photography skills. I kinda like this picture because of the zig-zags.

I changed the brim to something else from what it says in the pattern, because I didn't like the pattern brim either. I will have to cut off the brim and do something else again.

To be continued!

Oh, and I also started another Hemlock Ring Blanket on Tuesday, and a vest yesterday.


Elise said...

Amazing that being liberated has created a knitting monster! Sounds like you are busier now than ever! Hat is totally cool and I LOVED the hemlock ring blanket....was thinking I need to make one as a gift for a new little boy cousin.


Kristine said...

I love those socks, and how they do not match. Wahoo!

jackie said...

Hi Karin, I am impressed with how you organize your life. will you ever give a workshop on this:-) you could be a knitting life coach? I like the socks, are they self striping or did you continuously uses different colors.

Karin said...

The yarn is self-striping, Jackie.

One of these days I'll get the hang of giving ALL the specs on a project!