Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Between The Rock and a hard place.

Guess who's going to see the Rock in all his glory later tonight? Yes, I am. I am very excited.

This is almost as exciting as my new project, I started my wrap on 20mm needles Sunday night. And it is very lovely. The colour still dosen't seem right. I'm sure that's not the colour I chose? Despite that it is a nice colour and I am very pleased with it and at the rate it knits up I hope to have it ready by the end of spring if not sooner.

I handed my Guardian Angel jacket in today, did I get my long awaited pin? No, they went almost straight away. Well, given there's only one Guardian chemist in the area I suppose I shouldn't be surprised. Even though I have no pin I am still immensely proud of myself. It's my second actual garment. The first being my shrug, which was also my first adult garment. Makes a change form scarves and wraps. See I am breaking out of the square! I just need to punch a few more holes with my needles....

I recently picked up a pattern for the Loopy on ebay, if I have something to make I can justify buying the yarn. Only to discover that today a fellow knitter had purchased a ball of Loopy for a project they were working on. It feels incredibly nice and it's a lovely purple colour they picked as well. I am eagerly awaiting my pattern book.

I've often wondered about all these different yarns I see and think I'd like to try that but what would I make? I'm trying to avoid scarves, but they would be a quick cost effective way to see how I liked these yarns.

Today's thought for the day is a valuable knitting lesson I have learned and try to adhere to. Buy yarn only for a specific project. I have quite a lot of bags of yarn I've picked up in op shops and at market stalls because I thought "I like that, I'll have it." And now I'm wondering what I'll do with it. Well, most of it I then thought up a reason to buy it for to explain my many, many purchases. However I have found that with most of it I now need to buy something else to put with it to make it into whatever project I intended to use it for. Be warned, it may not be too late for you!

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I thought we were going to see the rock together?

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