I took Arbor out of hibernation today. I had another project that needed to be completed before I would let myself get back into this one. Frogging made a huge difference. It fits now (at least the bodice, and the waist). I’m a little concerned about the neckline and worried I’ll run out of yarn before the end…
Here are some progress shots. I still have about 8 inches to add to the bottom, and finishing needs to happen on the neckline and arms. I may need to do something creative if the neckline doesn't work out the way I hope it will. Regardless, I think it's turning out pretty decently. Progress shots anyone?
I did end up running out of yarn about 1.5 inches from the bottom *le sigh* I will have to track down another ball in this colour. Maybe I'll get lucky and get something in the right dye lot. Or am I dreaming?
I made more progress on my socks over the weekend. They now cover my toes, which to me is very exciting. Chris (live-in fiancé) laughs at me, but it makes me happy. Two photos, first is knitting while camping, second is my progress shot.
As July approaches, and we near the half-way point of the year, I started thinking about new year resolutions. I didn't make any "typical" resolutions, but I did have some knitting-related ones. Let's check them out and see how I did.
- Finish this sweater this year. I don't know how ambitious this is, but I do know that I have a crappy attention span so we'll have to wait and see if I lose interest or not.
I finished the sweater in question in April. It doesn't fit quite right but I'm not losing sleep over it. It was a wonderful experience, and I was even more energized about knitting when it was finished.
- Go to at least one knitting gathering a month
I've actually managed to do this. It makes me a little sad that I was right in assuming that only one a month was do-able. If I had my way it would be more of a weekly thing.
- Participate in at least one swap per season
Well, I tried. I was in a swap for the Winter, but my swap partner never sent me my package. Not only that, she lied about it. *sigh* Lesson learned. I am in another swap for Summer, but I guess I missed the spring swap opportunities. There was just too much going on, what with losing my job and having no money.
- blog at least once per week (to encourage knitting? Perhaps ^_^)
This is going so well. I've blogged at least 5 times a month every month this year so far. March was the best with a whopping 11 posts! I've only done 4 in June, but this post makes 5. So far, I'm doing really really well.
- knit a pair of socks!
Definitely. I started my first pair of socks last weekend. These will definitely be done by the time it gets cold enough to wear them ^_^
I'm going to start over with the resolutions because these ones are pretty much covered!
- Finish Arbor before the fall, so you can actually wear the thing.
- Finish those socks by fall, so you can wear them!
- You know those endpaper mitts you knit? Well, you only knit one and need to knit the second one already!
- Knit something in lace using the Fiddlesticks yarn you bought on a whim before you start something else.
- You know that pink young touch yarn you got from that nice lady at WWKIP day? Well, figure out what to make with it already!
- You're getting married, so you'd better get moving or you won't have a venue!