Friday, April 20, 2007

Back To The Important Stuff

Slow knitting progress around here lately, and now that spring is springing, it's hard to muster enthusiasm for a wool sweater - no matter how lovely the merino yarn from which it is being knit. It's also hard to make black stockinette blog worthy. I'm at the point where no matter how much I knit, it doesn't seem to grow.

I keep thinking I'm ready to attach the sleeves and then I re-measure and find I'm not. I'm not even sure the sleeves are long enough yet. Sigh .. I'm SO ready to begin the yoke. I have faith that once I begin the yoke I'll be spurred on to just fly through the rest so I can move on to THIS:

The next project in the queue. I can't wait to begin another lace project!

There are some around here who think soccer is the Important Stuff. And so we traveled to Whitehorse, Yukon Territory last weekend so that both boys could participate in a soccer tournament. It was a great weekend with many games played and some knitting accomplished. I took along my poor neglected sock that has been on the needles forever. Here's my traveling sock photo, ala The Yarn Harlot. It seemed only fitting to pay her tribute while visiting Canada. My son is holding up the sock for me. The other guy was outside of our hotel.


Linda in Anchorage said...

What a crazy mountie statue! I don't think I've ever noticed it in Whitehorse, and will have to look for it the next time I'm there. Good luck on your black sweater - I'm sure you'll get there, and can't wait to see what the yoke looks like. The lace shawl looks beautiful; you have lots of will power, if you're finishing your other projects before starting it!

Frasera said...


I'd wondered where you'd disappeared to. I hope your spirits stay up and things go as smoothly as possible with whatever treatment is deemed necessary. I'll be thinking about you.

uhoava gnu said...

I just read your few last entrys, and really want to wish you all the best, and lot of strength!

Good luck with the sweater, plain knitting is not always so exciting..;)

son said...

soccer IS the important stuff. and the canadians kicked my nose :(

Ann said...

You do have lots of willpower in not starting the shawl...I always have 4 things going because I can't wait! I hope you are feeling well, recovering.

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Thinking of you.

Wai-Ming said...

I just finished my first sock, and now am distracted with a little sweater for my daughter’s teddy bear. She keeps bugging me, so I need to finish the sweater before returning to the other sock. Yours look GREAT!