Monday, April 28, 2008

Motivated Monday

Number of buttons sewn on to new sweaters today: 9

Number of lacy sweaters blocked today: 2

Number of officially finished objects to wear or gift today: 2
February Sweater by Elizabeth Zimmermann
Knit for baby neice (due in May!)
Yarn: handspun by me!
Henley Perfected from Interweave Knits Winter 2007
Knit for self!
Yarn: Handspun by me!

Okay, so you might have noticed that I haven't blogged in a while. Actually, I haven't done much in a while. For the past two weeks I've been feeling lame and groggy and not doing much of anything. Since my weeks start on Monday, I decided to start this week with the motivation I've been lacking. I cleaned my house (including the bathroom which I've been putting off for an embarrassingly long time). I cleaned my cube at work (which is amazing because I collect junk in my cube for work and it was getting way overwhelming). I went running. I did the dinner dishes RIGHT after dinner. I'm telling you... my week is looking up!

So, now that I'm done with my sweater (and yes, by the way, I spun the yarn for both of these FOs today), you might be wondering, "What amazing thing will she knit next?" Well, I bought yarn to knit some socks for my dad while I was at the yarn store buying buttons. He's been asking for a sweater, but I've never seen him wear sweaters in the past 10 years, so I'm thinking socks might be a safer bet (I have seen him wear socks).

I'm also planning on knitting a sweater for myself! I saw the preview of the Summer Interweave Knits and fell in love with the Apres Surf sweater (coincidentally by the same designer (ravelry link) who came up with the pattern for the Henley Perfected that I just finished). My mom-in-law bought me a gift certificate to her local yarn store, so I've been emailing them to get the Rowan Cashcotton 4 ply in the "Pretty" shade... The pattern is for sale May 13, so hopefully I'll have the sweater knit up by mid-July!


Hubbie said...

I don't know why you left your pretty face out of the picture but the sweater looks really nice. I like what you done. Hoorah for knitting.

Connie said...

You did a lovely job on the Henley Perfected. I can't believe you spun the yarn yourself. Wow!

And I'm honored that you're thinking of making another design of mine :) I hope if you decide to make it that you'll like the results.