Friday, September 17, 2004

Knitting Meet-Up Wednesday

Wow, there is progress in my knitting land!

Wednesday night I spent a lovely few hours with the Santa Clara County knitting meet-up chicks. The "theme" for the night seemed to be siblings and all their good and bad qualities. It started when I arrived with the new Ghost outfit for CNITU, for which I had drawn a little pattern and was working out stitch counts. L., who was already there, commiserated with me over demanding sisters. (I actually don't mind doing it, but although my sis bought the yarn, bless her, she did pick that tricky washcloth-y stuff where it's hard to see the stitches in all the fluff.) It was revealed later that L. has some fairly intense sibling issues. On the positive side, my new almost-sister Spinnity was there (she's the organizer), and we talked about how she just realized she had a new sister! Then on the way out, Spinn and I talked about her brothers, one of whom is my sweetie, and their difficult relationship.

Successes -- I worked out what needles to use for Ghost (10 1/2) and how many stitches. I also decided I want to wear Sparkly Poncho for L&C's wedding on 10/10 (Sis rejected it as too warm and formal for her Laguna Beach life), so I have to get that done. Deadlines are good!

But I'm doing well on that front, too! I bound it off at the meet-up, and then at home laid it out and put safety pins along the seam. Last night I started work on the flowers, plus I sewed the seam and wove in all the ends. It could actually be worn now as it -- it looks great! But I am looking forward to adding the ruffle and flower embellishment. I figured I can do all the petals tonight, then add the ruffle and sew the flower together on Saturday. Should have a FO by my next post! Then I can free up the 10 1/2 needles for Ghosty.

Where does this leave little Cardigan? I need to do the left front before too long. but the deadline for the FO is Dec. 25, so less urgent. Sis also wants a cotton poncho, and I want to make myself a little purse for the wedding (deadline: March 12). So many projects! I am starting to feel like Spinnity!

1 comment:

spinnity said...

I am so totally impressed that you are designing your own project. Way to go! Plus, I can't wait to see the finished poncho-plus-flower. At the S-n-B group on Sunday, L suggested that you might be interest in seeing this poncho pattern, for Ghosty ideas: - we liked the drape of the hood in the pattern photo.