On the Block….

Dear knitting buddies,

 

Blocking mats
Blocking mats

Summer is shaping up to be very productive. I don’t know if I should blame it on my upcoming business trip to a new city or the warmer weather. I have a reputation for blocking projects at least 8 months after it has been finished. I have no excuses– I am learning to accept this character flaw. I might not be the best project manager– just call me the ‘consultant’. I am good with handling a portion of a project. Perhaps I need a few more years of knitting under my belt before I can embrace the knit-block-finish dance. Friends, what do you think? What is your least favorite task concerning knitting?

 

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On the blocks…

I admit that I am the biggest procrastinator. When I was thinking of a theme name for this blog, I thought about inserting ‘procrastinate’ somewhere in the tag line. I changed my mind because I thought procrastinating is the opposite of productivity. Oh well…

On the blocks…my semi-finished project Netty. Oh how I am sooo relieved to have finished this piece. I have mixed feelings about it. I am a SEC football fan to the core. When I finished the project, the colors– purple, yellow, and green gave me a slight headache. How is it possible that I conjured up the color scheme for LSU. Oh brother….hope my GA Bulldogs don’t disappointment this season.

Multi-colored Netty on the blocks
Multi-colored Netty on the blocks

Dear Knit Fairies,

Please help me with this project. Stop by my house and knit a seamless stitch for this project. I promise that if you do, I will not purchase yarn for 2 months *gulp*

Sincerely,

Procrastinaknit Ge Ge

Tuesday Queue

I am motivated whenever I make lists. List making brings me comfort. I am two months away from finishing graduate school and my book list is starting to grow. My makeshift bookcase is an eyesore. To my defense, I am moving in two months so in my next place half of contents on the bookshelf will be recycled.

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Eyesore Bookcase

On to better news….

Here is my tentative list of knitting projects

Cowls

So Faux Cowl by Amy Keefer

Funchal Moebius by Kate Davies

A Noble Cowl by Emily Kausalik  [In Progress}

Sweater

Grace by Jane Richmond

Shawl

Dover Castle Shawl by Judy Marples

Brown-Eyed Susan by Juju Vail and Susan Cropper [In Progress]

Happy Knitting….

Occupying Needles

I love the knitting community. I feel really lucky that on any given day, I can count on my LYS to take my mind off my worries. Each trip I can count on meeting a new person,  sharing knitting stories, and showing photos of finished projects. So in the spirit of sharing, here’s what I have on my needles….

Noble
Noble Cowl – Blue Bell Madelintosh DK Twist
Camilla
Camilla Blanket by Carrie Bostick Hoge

Greetings

After much thinking, I decided to try a new blog to document my knitting journey. I have been very busy lately between finishing school and working on projects to de-stress. So my fellow knitting friends I hope that I can keep everyone entertained. I want to share my journey while learning new knitting techniques. I never thought I’d be a good enough [knitter] to contemplate making a sweater. I now have three sweaters in the queue. I am working on my third storage bin because for some strange reason my stash keeps growing…thanks to the Magnolia Society.

Madelinetosh DK Twist ‘Blue Bell’