I really wanted to start a new project. At least, that's what I thought I wanted.
But it wasn't coming together. The patterns that are immediately accessible I don't have yarn for, don't want to buy new yarn.
The yarn I have, the patterns/books need to be purchased and then I'd need to wait for shipping, since the one place in town I drove to didn't have stock.
Maybe too some of the reluctance to continue this process of starting and leaving unfinished countless projects has me uneasy.
And, while my knitting isn't nearly as out-of-hand as my sewing, I do have 4 projects OTN's (the Drops Cardi, the red cotton cable cardi, the baby Sockotta cardi, and the Calla Cami), as well as another 4 projects that need seams and finishing. Oh, I almost forgot: my car knitting, which is a scarf for my dear friend Jacquie, which I worked on all the way to Rockford IL last weekend, and my plane knitting, which is that Noni bag that I knit in airports but never knit the ends and felted.
That's about 8 too many.
Wouldn't it just be awesome if I could start the Fall with a clean slate?
To that end, I picked up and resurrected another UFO yesterday.
Tada: I present, the Drops Cardi.
That pic was taken May 12, 2006.
This pic was taken 5 minutes ago: I'm past the change from cables to stockinette, past the armscye split, and into the neck and armscye shaping.
As a reminder, the pattern is the Drops Cardi 44-8 (that is avail as a free download)
Now I just need an attention span that is longer than that of a 4 year old.
Real vintage style girdles for the retro style dresses. Can you believe it? Can you imagine Wearing it?
Another great McCalls shirtdress
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