I got 2 projects finished last night! Yay, I love it when I complete things in time for my knitting group. In fact, I think that's where I get the energy from to get them done because I love taking stuff in to show people, especially when they've all been so helpful and supportive when I was making it. I've found that there is nothing better for spurring me along with something than having other people take an interest in what I'm doing as it makes me feel it's worthwhile. And the ladies in my knitting group are just brilliant and hopefully they feel just as proud about the things I make as I do, as without them there'd be heap of things that would have been put aside or never even attempted. Speaking for support of the things I do, I love the fact that people are reading my blog and leaving comments. I'll admit that I didn't think it was going to make all that much difference- I mean I have always written my blog with the thought that it didn't matter if anyone else read it or not but I have found that it is so much more satisfying writing when I feel that there is an audience. The Lesser Known Skeins group on Ravelry is to thank for all of this, but you know what the best part of it all is? It's finding other peoples blogs to read. It's been so distracting over the last week that I have to keep on reminding myself that I really should be working and not giggling over other peoples posts or dribbling over their knitting. I have major amounts of yarn envy and I'm trying not to think about how much fun it would be to learn to spin*.
Luckily for me I received scarf 1 of the travelling scarf round robin. I now have a couple of weeks to find a nice yarn and stitch for my section before I have to post it on. The colour palette is black/grey/white which means that I should have something in my stash to fit the bill and picking out the perfect stitch should take up a lot of brain space that might have been diverted to other things. I have time after my knitting group this evening to read the stitch dictionary (I love that I will have a bimonthly excuse to do this) and come up with a few ideas. I might need some help though so look out for future questions on the subject!
Oh, meant to post this earlier- here's a picture of one of my newly finished projects:
Can you tell that it's meant to be Fenway?
*For those of you that are new to my blog I feel it's important to state that I am desperately trying to avoid becoming entangled in spinning as I know it would suck away any of my free time that I might have had left in my life. That and it would eat into my knitting time which is too precious to me for anything else to come along and remove it. Having said this I was recently gifted a spindle. I am managing to be good at the moment but then I have had fun projects with which to distract myself. These are now done... (eek).