Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Needles on Fire or Deadlines, Deadlines, Deadlines!!

I've been keeping my wonderful Knitpicks Harmony needles so busy I actually wondered if I could use them to start a fire by rubbing them together so much.  Not that I am even close to a fast knitting speed...

I completed my newest French Market Bag (ravelry link).  It is a gift for my mom for Mothers' Day.  Luckily she does not read my blog so I can share a picture with you.

No sooner had I felted this bag then I cast on for a third bag for my mother-in-law for Mothers' Day.  I love the Cascade Yarn I selected for this bag.  I almost finished the bottom of the bag this weekend.  The color, peacock, is quite lovely.  You can't really tell from photographs, but it is a lovely blue with purple and green tones throughout.

I think it will look lovely when I'm finished.  I am mixing this yarn with some grey and possibly purple strips.  My mother-in-law is quite crafty, but does not knit.  I know she'll appreciate the work that went into it.

Although, I have to complete this bag on a deadline, I just can't stop working on my neckdown summer cardigan.  I love the yarn and the sweater is turning out nicely!

I am going to see how far I can get by this Saturday and then I'll go see Staci Perry, who has her free knitting help at the Knitting Nest.  After that it is back to my deadline knitting projects.  I promise.

Speaking of Staci, she just released a new pattern with videos on her blog.  Her Raglan Toddler Tunic is as cute as can be.  Check her blog out and while you are there take a look at the basenji pup that she is currently fostering.   I think she is looking for a good home for him (unless she has decided to keep him for herself). :) I am sure I will be using her videos to get me through my first baby tunic.  I am so happy to get to knit something in pink finally.  My friend's little girl is due in the middle of June so I still have time for this, but I hate having deadlines hanging over my head.  I'll be making a larger one for a little boy for his birthday in October too.

Finally, I wanted to mention the great knitting giveaway over at Never Not Knitting .  Tons of lovely, colorful yarn and a Color By Kristin book with lots of patterns to use that yarn on.  How cool is that!

Well enough of this blogging stuff, back to my knitting!

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