Market Squares Bag
Ramblings about Knitting and other important stuff
I've been on a bag kick lately. I found this book at my LYS yesterday and had to get it. I love the patterns in this, mostly because they aren't all felted. Don't get me wrong, I luv me a felted bag but I am interested in trying something new. I loved the one on the cover. So fun and funky.
Webheads asked a music trivia question and my curiosity has gotten the better of me. I decided to go on a search for this query. While I haven't found the answer to her question (yet) I did find a couple of amusing knitting songs I wanted to share.
The latest Knitty is out and I have to say I'm most impressed this time. I want to make nearly one of everything. I'm thinking I'll make one of these, then this, a few of these, and some of these. Of course there is also this, this, and this. And those are only from the first row of patterns in this issue. This is how it always begins isn't it...
I bought yarn yesterday (at least it was on sale). It is for a project I haven't started yet. I have been collecting yarn for said project a while now (It's an afghan from 100 Afghan Squares to Knit). The dilemma now is, do I push out my YNBA date to the 7th of March to make up for it, or count is as stash reduction since I can't use the stored stash until I collect the rest needed... You decide.
Ugh. It's Monday again. Already. So to cheer myself up (and maybe you too) here are some shots of the first pattern repeat on my cable sweater.
Knitting plans for this weekend include re-doing the scarf for my sweetie. I finished it up last night and gave it to him. It is way too short and, in my opinion too wide. He wanted it wide enough to cover the back of his neck but as it is difficult to measure that area on your own his estimate is way off. I'm going to shave off about 1/3 of the width and reknit it up. Should be quick and easy since I just did a garter stitch. Thankfully the yarn handles frogging well and should knit back up nicely. Here's a shot of it in it's current state. It's just a little longer than that TV tray it's sitting on.
It's almost too embarrassing to post a picture of this but I feel that I must give myself a baseline for this YNBA thing. I need to know both why I decided to join as well as be able to prove to myself that I did indeed decrease the stash by doing this. So here is the "in the beginning" shot of the stash.