Thursday, July 12, 2012

Lagging behind

I've noticed that SO many people on the Summer Sweater Knit-along have already finished their sweaters!  I am no where near complete with mine.

I've finished one more repeat, mainly because I've been working on the Christmas in July project.  Here's a close up of the pattern, pre-blocking:

I have a terrible habit of starting something else when I'm under pressure, because in some weird way, it makes sense to add more stress when you are stressed.  Doesn't it to you?  See my latest habit:

This is a lovely trindle from Jeremy.  He makes them, the ingenious man that he is.  They are wonderful.  He's got to be smart - he's a science teacher at a local high school (and incredibly brave!).

He has trindles on all seven continents.  No, really - someone who spends time on Antarctica actually bought a trindle from him and uses it while she's there!  See that wrapped around the shaft?  That's my very first attempt at yarn.

I'm using a lovely Corriedale fleece that a generous sheep gave, and I purchased.  I'm hoping to pick up something a little different in a couple of weeks.  After I finish the Christmas in July project, I'm hitting the sweater, and then it's time to start Christmas knitting!  Look for more details coming up!

What's your latest obsession?  Find any hidden treasures?

1 comment:

Jolie said...

Starting other things makes perfect sense! I was obsessed with spinning last week when I should have been doing other things. But I got my act (partly) together this week. I just finished my contributions to Christmas in July. I can hardly wait to see your pattern!