Saturday, March 18, 2006

I have the knitting ADD...

So I have not been blogging much (at all) this week. On the homeschooling front, it is test time and The Girl Wonder has been working on her California Achievement Test. It is so strange, but she really considers it FUN! We are unschoolers, meaning we let the kids learn what they are interested in and learn from the world around them instead of sitting down with textbooks, so, we never test...the kids just do it until they learn it! She sees the test as a fun change of pace. The weather has also been beautiful and I have spent much time outside with the little ones, but my fingers have been busy y'all! I have started lots of projects....first there is the Craftster stalker swap knitting goodness (I ain't telling what it is until it is sent) but here is a teaser pic....

I have also been working on the Shaped Jacket from w05-06 Vogue Knitting. All was well until I realized that I fucked up my side shaping. Of course I did not realize this until I was to the armhole shaping...that ball of yarn is all the rows I frogged. I knit the back and to the armhole in about 5 days, but after noticing the mistake, I was just mad at it so I started something else...

...a Clapotis in alpaca...it is so light and fluffy warm, I am really gonna hate to give this away...And I would like to thank you Emms for the so smart suggestion of purling the stitches that are to be dropped instead of using stitch markers...I was having such a hard time keeping the stitch markers out of the way of the lightweight loveliness that is that alpaca!


I also started an amigurumi monkey for my saturday tea-time friend...

and like I do not have enough to do I decided a bit of SEX may do me right... some cotton Sugar 'n Cream for some dishcloths for my Momma. And some Paton's Classic Wool for a French Market Bag.

Oh, yeah, also waiting for me at the Post Office is yarn for a cardigan for Gaming One and yarn for the Silk Corset Top that I was just sooo sure would be the next KAL for the Sexy Knitters Club. Well, the sexy knitters picked two other tops instead, so I will be knitting Silk Corset all by my lonesome. I was really looking forward to joining the KAL but really do not think I would wear either of the tops that were choosen. Maybe next time...

4 comments:

Persnickety Knitter said...

Is testing required by your state for homeschoolers, or are you doing it just to check your daughter's progress?

We're more 'eclectic' homeschoolers, with a touch of unschooling thrown in the mix.

Cutie said...

np for the tip on Clapotis... it didn't orignate with me tho, someone else made it up, but it was so long ago I be f'ed if I can remember! But I will happily take credit for now ;)

I love all the projects you are making... I've wanted to try that FM bag but I don't really like felt (my dirty lil secret!) I can't wait to see that Corset!!! I am sure the Gaming one is equally if not more excited ;)

Emms

TheSteph said...

I have it, too, baby. I get home from work, and don't know what the hell to work on! Is it this, or that, or the other one? I want them all RIGHT NOW.

Sometimes I wish I had four arms instead of two...

radicalmidwife said...

I have been wanting to make the French Market Bag too! And, I *love* that corset pattern! That has got to go onto my 'to-knit' list.

That is so cool about your daughters thinking the testing is fun! I love unschooling!!