Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Startitis





I think spring fever has struck with a vengence. Not only have I been cleaning out my UFO basket with a vengence, I seem to have developed "startitis". Not only have I started two new projects but I bought some new sock yarn and downloaded the Pomatomas sock pattern.

The yellow tank top is from a free pattern from Lion Brand's latest newsletter. I've had this Microspun in my stash for several years, purchased for a hockey team related project that ended up not happening. So I've had my eyes open for a suitable pattern to use up the significant quantities of this fairly bright yarn I happened to have on hand.

Since the tank is pretty boring 2x2 rib knitting, I decided to start a lace shawl from Knitsimple's spring/summer 2007 issue as well - just for kicks. The yarn is a nice wool/cotton blend in the most luscious rasberry color.

I finally found the perfect fabric for the top lining of my green handbag, so I'm ready to finish this bag up sometime this week. Since the kids are on spring break, I'm taking some extra time to do power through the sewing machine work that needs to happen on some of these bags.

More to come.

(Note to Guinifer - HB has started his spring hockey season. He's a year-round player, so we're off and running on the new season already. And we're grieving the end of the Gopher season. Alas . . .)

4 comments:

trek said...

I can really understand the startitis. Spring and new beginnings!

Sheepish Annie said...

I can't seem to settle on anything right now. That's probably why I'm doing so much spinning and so little knitting.

Maybe I'll hit on the right project during spring break...

Your new stuff is looking great!

Guinifer said...

We were so heartbroken about the Gophers here! We're done with hockey 'til some workshops at Minnesota Made this summer - but Lacrosse tryouts are this week for high school boy (I'm on the EP LAX board - so that means lots of work for me.)

We went to the Wild game last night with some friends - man - talk about a disappointment!

Have fun with the Pomatomus - I love how they work up, but you definitely have to pay attention or you'll wind up with some funky amount of stitches. What yarn are you going to use?

Ellen said...

My oldest daughter used to play club hockey so we had plenty of games/practices to go to. Now we have Youngest Child so we spend a lot of time playing hockey in front of the house. I get to be everything except the person who scores!