Monday, May 21, 2007

Knitting Update

This is the progress so far on the Clementine Shawlette. I have to say this is a fun knit. I had trouble putting it down over the weekend. If I could change anything about it, I would use larger needles the next time. It's turning out smaller than I would like. Did I check gauge, you ask? I did not I answer. :-P

I did take a few days off work last week to try to get my house in order and I accomplished about 1/2 of what I wanted to. I consider that some type of victory. 1/2 is better than none. We ripped carpeting up in our upstairs hallway, having NO idea what was underneath it. Turns out that it is hardwood that was in great shape... until we got to the bathroom door. Obviously there was some sort of disaster there at one time. I think it calls for new carpeting. I don't think refinishing is the answer.

I put a few rows on the Bishop's scarf last night. I hate to pick that thing up. The yarn makes my skin crawl. It actually squeaks. I'll never be so happy to finish something. I should have gone out and found substitute yarn for the sweet soul who requested it. But how do you do that diplomatically?


Candace said...

The yarn for Clementine is really gorgeous!
What is it?

I offer my sympathy to you for having to work with that Homespun. When I was a brand-new-knitter, I decided to knit an afghan out of it. Almost put me off knitting for good...