I’ve had a very bad case of start-itus lately. I cast on for yet another project last night because this Lana Gatto Summer yarn had been calling me for days! Finally I found a pattern that it would work for, swatched and my gauge was spot on. How could I resist? Now the number of WIPs have gone up to 9. I should work on getting that down a little bit, I suppose. Well, at least work on my Sockapalooza 4 socks. I know that if I actually worked on them instead of other things, they’d be done in no time, but they just aren’t calling me at the moment.
Ravelry is taking up a lot of my time on the internet these days and yesterday I signed up to be a volunteer editor I’ve been editing some of the yarns that I come across that need more information. I’ve heard about other people doing this (volunteer editing), but until yesterday I couldn’t figure out HOW they were doing it. I even read the Ravelry Wiki about it and know more about how it all works now and what to do to help.
Even though Ravelry is taking up lots of my time, I still knit, but there’s not much progress on anything that’s really worth showing. I’ve been working on a little bit of each project and a few rows here and there isn’t much to show. I am designing a cabled bag based on this bag from Drops. I knit that whole entire bag and didn’t like it, so I ripped it all out. I wanted to add a strip of bottom to the bag, but it wasn’t working out and it was just too floppy to be a good bag which was probably a combination of the pattern and the yarn. I decided it need to be knit on smaller needles (thus making it tighter and more sturdy) and it needed a flat bottom and two straps instead of one. There’s so many modifications I’ve made to it that it’s really no longer that bag anymore. The only thing that is the same is the six stitch cable (and not even the chart is what I’m working off of, just that the cable has six stitches still). I suppose when it’s done the resemblance will be there, but even that will be minimal. At least I found a use for that yarn!
Well I’ve got to get ready to take my sister to the dentist and I’m going to a cookout later on. Stuff to do and people to see!