Thursday, September 13, 2007

Fall beginnings

Wow, that was an unexpected blog break. I assure you though, my hands have been far from idle. First off, I started my Tangled Yoke Cardigan.I've decided knitting the whole sweater body at once feels like I am knitting in slo-mo. I have to keep motivating myself with a little incantation, "No seaming, no seaming."

And of course there are my stripy knee-highs...although right now, they are just stripy stubbies.(Yes, you see correctly. I am knitting two socks at once AND on one needle. I am a complete nutter.)

So overall, some good knitting in the works. Further progress this weekend is doubtful cause I'm off to have a girls' weekend in Chicago...yay! And that means I get to drop by the Renegade Craft Fair...double yay! I will be sure to report anything craft worthy.

Have a great weekend!

25 comments:

Melissa said...

I was just thinking that I hadn't seen a post from you in a while! Can't wait to see your progress on the cardigan -- lovely color!

vera said...

I was thinking the same thing just yesterday- where has Kara got to? Wonder if she has started Tangled Yoke? And here you are :0)
Well, TY is looking mighty fine that's for damn sure. And those socks are going to kick butt! You're magic-looping them? Do tell how it's going.
And i want to hear about all the goodies at Renegade- have fun!

Margene said...

Have a fun weekend. Can't wait to see you in that cardi!!

AmyArtisan said...

What great fall projects. It looks to be a great fall weekend here in Chicago - perfect for going to the fair. I'll be there on Saturday - should be fun!

Karin said...

Enjoy Renegade! I'll be there Saturday evening. it's great this year as it's combined with a regular street fest. So now, my boyfriend can go and drink beer and listen to rock while I buy crafty stuff! The perfect combination, hee!

Kim said...

Tangled Yoke is next on my to-knit list, as soon as I can afford the yarn! I love the idea of not having to seam. What yarn are you using? I like the color.

Ashley said...

Sweater twins! Sweater twins! Can you believe how long one single row of that thing takes? No seaming, no seaming....

aquaknits said...

Yeah, I totally get what you mean about the TY. You so want to love knitting it, but that endless ribbing nearly killed me too. I think this project is all about the 'tangled' part, but it takes so long to get there!

Kristi aka Fiber Fool said...

You're an entertaining nutter though ;-)

I'm predicting you'll cast on something else with quicker progress points. Going for a sweater knit all in the round and two knee-highs on one circ? You're not planning for any partial FO's anytime soon are you? :-)

Erin said...

SO pretty!!! You are my inspiration...must work on Tangled Yoke. Have fun this weekend babe!

Kelly said...

those socks are going to be sooo cute!!

sulafaye said...

There is something so satisfying about having a couple of great projects on the needles. Even if you can't work on them all weekend, they'll wait! Have fun!

PS I love the color of your tangled yoke!

nova said...

It may take a while to get to the end of the journey (on both knits) but hopefully you will get some very good TV and movie viewing in while working on them.

Tracy said...

Hey crafty chick-
I can't wait to see how your next "sexy cardi" looks- I'm sure it will be fab. I emailed you awhile ago, but I don't know if I have your current email. I'd love to catch up. tracylaverty@gmail.com
Have fun in Chicago! Love, Pixie Tracy

amanda cathleen said...

hehehe nutter knitter! Love the stubble stripes

Bobbi said...

no seaming is a good thing! welcome back!

WandaWoman said...

No seaming is a good thing. it does get a little tiring with all the stitches on the needles, but as you said no seaming is the end result. have fun in chitown!

tiennie said...

Oh gosh, those socks are going to be cute but must take forever to get very far doing it 2 at a time! The Tangled Yoke yarn is gorgeous!

tiennie said...

Oh, and have a great time!

Kaet said...

glad to have you back, and even more glad to see the progress on the socks! loving the colors so far!
i hope you had a super fun and safe trip and expect a full report on the craft fair, i missed the one here in ny because i was working and felt sad...so i can live vicariously through you!

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Octopus Knits said...

My that was a long break... I was wondering what you'd been up to : )

Such a pretty color! Your Tangled Yoke is going to be beautiful.

The stripy stubbies are looking good so far. I need to branch out and try some of these alternative socks knitting techniques. So far I've only done DNPs.

Hope you had fun in Chicago!

Nonnahs said...

I love how your stripey stubbies are looking! So cute! I resurrected my stripey knee highs this weekend, too!

a friend to knit with said...

oh....i WILL make the tangled yolk, just don't have the yarn YET....:)
I LOVE the color of yours.....can't wait to see the progress....
hope you had a great time in chicago! how could you not?! :)

Chris said...

I know just what you mean about how slow the body of a one-piece cardi goes. I'm doing one (different pattern) and had to take a break so I didn't start screaming.