I finally finished something. It feels like it’s been so long since I’ve had an FO, I was beginning to think I forgot what it was like! I decided on making a headband for my sister for her birthday, which was yesterday, but I thought about it very last minute and figured it’d be quick enough that I could get it in her birthday package that I’ll be sending out tomorrow (I know, bad sister! But I work Tuesday to Saturday when the post office is open and it wasn’t ready for the mail this past Monday, so it goes out tomorrow.). After playing with some different ideas on what sort of design to put on it, I finally settled on something that I think looks good. It only took me a few hours to finish once I decided on the design. Quick, easy, and didn’t use much yarn. I knit most of it while we were watching a free movie preview of The Guardian on base tonight. We were close enough to the screen that I could see when I needed to, but since I usually knit without looking anyhow, I didn’t really need it. It’s blocking right now and I won’t post photos until she gets it (just in case she actually does read this here blog).
I’m done with the body of Rogue. I’ll soon be starting the hood. Pictures soon.
I took over someone’s knitting project at work. It’s a tank top. She said she can’t figure out how to pick up stitches for the neck and arm bands and asked if I would do it. I said I would, not knowing that it hadn’t been sewn together yet either. Shame on me for not looking! Anyhow, I got some practice seaming things – something I haven’t really done much of. I think it came out pretty good. I’m nearly done with the whole thing… I just have one arm band left.
Icarus hasn’t see much love lately. I’ve knit a few rows here and there, but not much. Same goes for my Baudelaire socks. I suppose I’ve just been spending a lot more time reading than knitting (scary!!). I know I still do a good amount of knitting, but not as much as when I wasn’t working. Don’t get me wrong – I’m glad I’m working – but it leaves less time to knit some days!
Alright… back to that tank top!