Saturday, October 20, 2007

Knitting Update

I got my Eco wool from Meaghan at Yarns Online and started on Hemlock right away. These balls of wool are giants, it took me a while to wind it into a ball my poor yarn winder couldn't handle the size so I had to do the rest by hand.

I am knitting mine on 6.5mm Knitpicks options and will need to change over to a longer cable soon. I am only onto round 63. Perhaps I should have used smaller size needles to get a tighter fabric because I am not sure I like the tension it's giving me I think this may be a bit loose but it's too late now.

I am really enjoying knitting this because it's knitting up so quickly I may have enough time to knit up another as a Christmas present for someone else perhaps in a different colour. I also bought "Scarf Style" from Meaghan and some Cascade 220 in-Mallard- to knit a scarf for Kim because one of the side effects he can have and is most likely to get they said is feeling very cold in the throat and he asked me to knit a scarf for him.

My daughter also wants me to knit something for her for Christmas nothing daggy she said (would I knit anything daggy? I guess it must be the age difference thing coming into play) for all of my International friends it mean not chic and I was also planning to knit a pair of socks for her partner who has very large feet.

And somewhere in between all this and work and everything else that 's going on at the moment I need to start packing because we will be moving house in December-January and also organise a garage sale.
It's all too hard really, when all I want to do is knit. So I guess what I am trying to say is I don't know if I will have any time to knit which is very hard to come to terms with because that's the only thing that keeps me going at the moment.

Very selfish of me I know but I can't help it. And speaking of busy that's it for my blogging today must go and do some long overdue house work etc etc.
Also my bloganniversary is coming up so lookout for a comp just need to figure out what the comp should be about. I have a lovely prize or two to give away!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Happy Knitting!!!


Bells said...

it's looking great! I so want to make this pattern but don't have the spare space in the queue right now. But I'll be watching with wonder!

Maureen said...

Hemlock is looking lovely. Sounds like you have a lot to keep you busy at this time (knitting and otherwise).

I hope you're able to make some time to knit. I know how you feel about it though, in the midst of all that's going on, but I've found it's helped me to have that time in order to deal with everything else.

PS -glad you explained 'daggy'. I was wondering what it meant.

Terri said...

Hi Helen, your hemlock is looking good. Hope it's not too hot where you are - Donna from Random Knits is working on this too and struggling in the heat. I did have to smile at the 'nothing daggy' line. I hear it often from my daughter. :o)

monica said...

Awww, daggy, I will have to share that with my daughter. She states that most everything I make is "old lady" colors. guess I am a premature old lady.
The beginnings of the Hemlock are beautiful. And I know what you mean about the size of those hanks, I have wound several of those.
Good Luck with the packing, I hope it will all go smoothly for you
I hope Kim is doing well with the treatments. Best Wishes to all of you!!!

2paw said...

Hope everything is going well. I think it is every womnan's duty to inflict daggy things on the youth of today!!! I know I do. The Hemlock is wonderful, I want one except there is no green!!!

Melinda said...

Your hemlock looks great! I love the choice of yarn - very earthy!