Monday, May 11, 2009

Hodgepodge

I haven't really been blogging lately because I haven't had much time to knit this term.  I sort of always feel like blogging is only worth doing when I have an FO to show because how boring is it to look at pictures of unfinished projects?  But then I realized that I love seeing pictures of other people's unfinished projects and then I look forward to seeing the progress they make and so on and since it may be a while before I have another FO to show, I figured I might as well do a jumbled post full of things I am currently working on.

Over the weekend I took all the scraps I had of Noro Kureyon lying around from the Lizard Ridge squares I'm making and I spit joined them all together to make a truly random ball of yarn, and then I knit one more Lizard Ridge square.

Here it is, in all it's unpredictable glory:


Don't worry, I won't be offended if you think it's ugly.

I then decided that I would knit a Turn a Square hat to use up the remaining yarn, which wasn't enough to make another square.  I have a ton of Cascade Eco. Wool sitting around from plans to make a matching hat/scarf/mitten set that never happened and thought the two would pair well together.  I don't have enough Kureyon to do the 2x2 stripes, so I'm doing a 2x1 stripe.  I'm also not bothering with seamless joins because I just put the seam in the back and, well, it's just a hat.


I'm also still chugging along on the lace shawl.  I've now completed 29 of the 40 body rounds and then I can do the border.  Yes, I know, slow progress, but at least it's headed in the right direction.


I also started this Montego Bay Scarf (rav link) a while back as a project that I can work on if I have a spare minute before going to class or going to bed, whatever the case may be.  I'm using SWTC Bamboo that my sister gave to me a while ago.  You may recall this yarn from it's failed incarnation as a Clapotis, but I think this time it may actually make it to the finish line.


The yarn itself has a really interesting construction.  From what I can tell from both looking and pulling it apart, it seems like this yarn is one long, small i-cord.  It's super soft, really drapey, and it actually feels cold to the touch!  I don't know if I'm going to keep this scarf or give it away, but I can guarantee it'll be loved by someone.

...and that's what's going on in my world.  How about you?

9 comments:

  1. That square doesn't look as ugly as some of the ones I've made...this will truly be one nastastic blanket!

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  2. The LR square isn't ugly at all -- I actually think the colour combo is better than some of the originals!

    I should get organized and hodgpodge too. Or induldge in a finish or frog frenzy. Maybe in July. :-)

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  3. Wow! You've got a lot on the needles. When you do get all of those finished, you'll have a ton of FO blog fodder! They look great. :)

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  4. It was great to hear from you.

    I love the lizard ridge square. Random colors are great!!

    Your post reminds me that I should update everyone on my fiber projects...

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  5. Fun to see WIPs! Don't doubt it for a second. At my pace, sadly, I'd only have a handful of posts per year if I waited for FOs. *sigh*

    The hat looks like it's going to be cozy, and I like the colors - but there's green involved, so there you go. And your jack-of-all-Kureyons square is in a class of its own, I don't care what the other squares say about it behind its back.

    That lace shawl is to die for. However long it takes, it will be worth it. I agree there's a lot on your needles right now overall, and given your workload, your productivity is stellar.

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  6. Hey, not only is that square not ugly, I think I actually may feel compelled to give some of those a whirl too! Really cool texture and colors:)

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  7. I just started reading your blog, and quite enjoy it. It will be interesting to see how your WIPs evolve!

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  8. Mmmmmm, I really like the little square, and it is quite inspirational, I haven't knit squares...I Know I'm a remedial knitter so don't lauhg, but that looks very rewarding so I might get round to that.

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  9. I've just come across your blog now, and I love the enthusiasm that shows through in your writing. keep it up!
    What's going on in my world? I am also an undergrad, but I hardly get a summer this year- I am leaving the US in a few weeks to spend a semester abroad in New Zealand! I have already found a yarn store in my college town there.

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