Thursday, July 24, 2008

July wrap-up. Really.

I am making my july wrap-up post early this month, because I'm going away for a week and will be unable to blog on my progress.

Gift item: Miss Saigon scarf (bridesmaid gift)
I finished the triangle/swatch part of the Miss Saigon (ravelry link) last night. I’m confident that it will look great once blocked, but right now it looks a little small. It’s going great though. The yarn is soft and lovely (a nice break from the acrylic wrap I’m working on otherwise), and I think I may have decided who I’m going to give it to.

This is the first of lace bridesmaid gifts I'm knitting for next fall. I ordered the knit picks lace sampler a few months ago, with them in mind. I don't think they will all be scarves. I'm just going to let the yarn tell me what they want to be.

Q3 Challenge gift: Muir (something new, for my sister-in-law for Christmas)
It's also been awhile since I photographed Muir (ravelry link). My last update was a while ago, in knitting time, and I have almost twice as much knit up as before. Miss Saigon is a wonderful break from the acrylic (even if it's nice acrylic), but now I'm feeling guilty that I'm neglecting Muir lol.

There is also cause for a bit of celebration. The company I was working with on a trial-basis, has decided to offer me a full time job. Not only does this solve most of my work-related problems, but it's also right down the street from Knit Knackers (hooray!). So, I treated myself to some yarn. It's nothing overly special; I picked up some sock yarn for myself and for a Christmas present for my mom, and some yarn from the sale bin for myself. But boy did it feel great to be able to buy yarn again!

I'm going away for a week to visit my parents, so I won't be blogging until I get back. Maybe there will be knitting news when I return… and maybe there will be photos of the aforementioned yarn. You will have to wait. In the mean time, you will have to be satisfied with my hastily taken WIP photos.

Gift item: random birthday head band for Alex, will finish by Saturday.
And in the nature of spontaneity, I decided to de-stash and do some birthday knitting. Hope I can get it done by Saturday.

As for my goals this month:

1. Slippers for dad were finished early in the month
2. The stole is nearing the 1/3 mark which feels awesome
3. And I've started swatching/knitting the first of my bridesmaids gifts, all in all, not bad progress considering.

As for the Q3 Challenge:

1. Something old: dad's slippers (complete)
2. Start and finish something new: The stole (in progress)
3. Knit something for yourself: I'm completely failing on this one so far, I haven't even started ^^;; Still planning on a wrap for me

See you all when I get back. Congratulations for making it all the way through the post!

1 comment:

Marce (BrownBerry) said...

Liz what an awesome update!
Congrats on the increased yarn budget...errr...full time job! Woohoo!
Have a fantastic week away.