Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Cooking With Glass (Beads)

I am pleased to report that have gotten my knitting mojo back! I signed up for an exciting lace-weight shawl test knit, and I am knitting with beads for the first time. SO MUCH FUN! And so much easier than making nupps. And so sparkly.

And educational. Did you know that the Czech people are known for glass production, including glass beads? I am not only knitting again, but I am knitting with the materials of my husband's people. It's like it was meant to be.

I am less pleased to report that I have definitely gotten my knitting ADD back along with my mojo. As soon as I finished my Sack O', I responsibly picked up the UFO I left hanging a year ago when I fell victim to my freak hand accident. It was a test knit for the fabulous Vera Sanon: Ricky for All Seasons. It is a summer top and would be incredibly reasonable for me to finish it at this time. And I started down that path. Until I was distracted by the shiny post on the Free Pattern Testers board. And the rest is, sadly, history.

But back to the happy: check it out! I'm cooking with glass!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Stick a Fork in It!

Drum roll please! Dum ta da dum! All Season Sleep Sack o' Baby is done, done, DONE! Done and done. Hecho. Cooked. Stick a fork in this baby. This Mama has a post-freakish-hand-injury FINISHED OBJECT. The real article. An FO of my very own.

Oh, what a relief! I have been feeling terribly guilty - this is the first knitted goody for Baby Isaac, who just turned 6 months. Hopefully I can make up for lost time!

In more exciting news, I wrote up the pattern and am now trying to recruit testers. Onward!

Happy Knitting!