Anyhoo, we have been fixing up the room in our house where most of my knitting-related books and all of my stash lives. Which means I've gone through both of those, and have some things that I have decided I'm just not ever gonna use one way or another. Since this is all happening now, I thought it might be fun to have a blogiversary giveaway with some of those goodies as the prizes. I'm still pondering how I'll do it, so if you want the chance to get some nice yarn and/or nice books/patterns, stay tuned!
Also, do you remember this sweater that I started long ago, and picked up and put down a number of times:
the pattern is from Knitty, and it's Amelia by Laura Chau. I've been using some Cascade 220 Heather yarn in the colorway Mallard (which is more of a dark blue-green than the photo shows). I truly love the yarn, but became less and less fond of the project every time I'd pick it up. So I decided to deep-six it, and use the yarn for some future project that I just cannot wait to make. The funny thing is that when I was frogging it yesterday, I realized that it was a good thing I was doing so anyway, since apparently every time I picked it up (and there were some long stretches in between), I had a slightly differing gauge! If I had soldiered on, and noticed that at the end, it wouldn't have been pretty, let me tell you. So rather than seeing it as a project that failed, I'm seeing it as a project saved. :-)
Another good thing (I'm just Little Mary Sunshine today, aren't I?) is that now I only have three active projects: my Emerald Hedgerows ('cause I always like to have a pair of socks on the needles. I also realize I need an updated photo), my Delaware River Waves Scarf (for which my self-imposed deadline is next spring!), and my Breezy Turquoise, which I am hoping big-time that I will finish no later than the first day of fall, so I can just pull it out and actually wear it next spring.
Other than that, I have a couple of ideas for things in my head that I want to see if I can figure out how to put them on paper and then translate to needles. My math skills are non-existent, but I'm thinking that if I have real trouble, I can ask some of my friends who design things regularly for some help. And if all else fails, I'll get The Tim to assist me ... I mean, he has to be good for something, right????
Enjoy this last day of the weekend, and I'll see you in another couple of days with blogiversary info.