Sunday, August 30, 2009

August Knitting

I have finished all the contract knitting for the time being. I handed over one project in person on Friday and anxiously await comments from the other designer when my package finally reaches California. Both projects were really interesting, fun and rewarding to knit. Both designers are generous, respectful of my knowledge, and a treat to work for. I hope more work like this will come my way in the future. Being the adrenaline junkie that I am, deadlines really work for me and I get a lot done. I was working on a sample for the shop, but the class didn't fill, which leaves me free now to finish my Round-yoked February Lady and perhaps even my Butterfly Ribwarmer. I love the project in my newly-received Wool Gathering and am determined to make my own version of it. I have a boat-load of Harrisville and other brands of Shetland, so I'm thinking of a more earth-toned version made in yarn I already own. What a concept. I've been working on hats from my previous Wool Gathering and am enjoying them all. I resisted the urge to buy new things when my WG came, which was hard, but it is nearly September, the true time of new beginnings, and I'm freshly resolved to living without buying anything for the next month. Yes, that includes while at Stitches. We'll see how it goes. I have so many beautiful things and I must learn to love them even though they have lost the sparkle of a newly discovered treasure. Hopefully, this will be a month of several new FO's.