Tuesday, October 25, 2005

FInished Objects

First, don't you just love how the Google ads work? Since this blog is called Addicted to Alpaca, the very first Google ad was about heroin addiction.

My knitting goal this weekend was to get some items finished, ANY items finished that were already on the needles. I had way too many things going, and when I fall into that habit, I tend to just spin my wheels and work a short amount of time on a lot of different projects, and nothing is ever finished. So I finished a very cool pair of socks (that are for me) knit using the Toes-Up Chevron sock pattern on Elann.com, and a pair of chunky mittens for the Dulaan Project. For those of you who aren't already members of the Dulaan Brigade you can click here for more information http://www.fireprojects.org/dulaan.htm It is a wonderful charity that gets hand-knit items onto the people who need them in Mongolia, where the temperatures can reach 40 degrees below zero in the harsh winters. That makes five items I have in my Dulaan box - three hats, a sweater vest, and now a pair of mittens. I took the leftover mitten yarn and mixed it wil some other leftover chunky yardage and am now working on a scarf for the box. I dug out a 7/8 finished sweater I made for my daughter last year, threw it on her to make sure it still fit (growth spurts are a bitch for distractable knitters!), and just have to sew on one sleeve and finish one side seam, then she can wear it.

So of course, since I felt all virtuous for finishing things, I am in a frenzy of casting on. The aforementioned scarf for Dulaan, a pair of baby booties for a friend who is due soon, and a pair of Fuzzy Feet because I am hopelessy devoted to the blog stylings of Crazy Aunt Purl -http://www.crazyauntpurl.com - and wanted to join her amorphous knit-along. Of course, there are still the leftover projects from last year that I never finished, a linen shawl, humoungous color-blocked garter stitch scarf (note to self, READ THE FINISHED DIMENSIONS BEFORE YOU START THINGS!), and the recently started tesselating fish afghan. Since I am afraid to turn my heat on as I can only imagine what the heating prices will be this season, maybe I should finish the afghan first.

Will load some photos of all of these goodies just as soon as I figure out how to do it with the Blogger software.

Have a great day, all...

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