Thursday, July 17, 2008

"Just START, Kate!"

That's what I've been telling myself for weeks. Just START. Just sit down at that keyboard and blog.

Well, I finally listened to myself, and here I am.

I've been doing sporadic knitting, which sounds like something you need to see the doctor for (or at least get some cream to apply.)

Knitting on the green "tablecloth" continues. I'm now on round 95, and it's slightly larger than it was when I was on round 94 - if it's scrunched up (technical term), it can fit into my less than massive palm. There is no picture. It's just a small, green, scrunched up mess.

The sock yarn blanket has reached 232 squares. Here are a couple of the latest ones:

I've been knitting in the ends as I go and then snipping them off. There are an awful lot of ends and they seem to get all over the place. In order to try and keep them in the one spot, I've been putting them into a jar:

I think they look quite attractive, in a slightly off-the-wall way.

I've also made a "Bag of Bags". I cut up all those plastic bags that, like milk bottles and wire coat-hangers, seem to breed if you turn your back on them for half a second and made "yarn". I used these instructions for cutting the yarn and about six or seven bags. Here it is in progress:

It's finished now and there will be a picture of the complete article and even the "pattern" (such as it is) in a later post. I'm thinking about making a hat with plastic bags, possibly modelled on the sou'wester, beloved of old sea dogs, to protect myself from Mother Nature. It is raining. Again.


RooKnits said...

I think I need a jar for all my yarn ends.... they look great. Mine just end up all over the house even though I think I've put them all in the bin!

Marie said...

so glad you listened to yourself! it seems to me that a lot of knitbloggers have been more or less missing in action this past year, but are now coming back and blogging more frequently.

Kelly said...

You sound so much like me. I have a heck of a time making myself sit down and blog! I'm glad you did!

Wow...232 squares on your sock yarn blanket - that's a lot! How far would you say you many squares do you plan on doing?

And I love your bag of bags. Very nice.

Thanks for blogging! I just might have to do that, too. ;-)

allisonmariecat said...

I love the bag of bags--very nice. The hat idea is not half bad, actually... Not that we've had enough rain to warrant it, but sounds like it would come in handy for you.

I adore the jar o' yarn ends. Sort of a practical piece of art.

I'm glad you blogged! I run into the same problem. At the risk of being annoying, I may start posting something, anything, every morning, just to keep in practice :)

littlelixie said...

Mofo, how many squares? Impressed. Hobbycraft sell hollow plastic xmas tree decos for you to fill with godawful plastic snow or something. A Monica Ferris book suggested filling these with 'ends' as that looked much better. Possible?