Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Yarn Along

First of all, check it out!

That's right.  It's two separate balls of yarn.  I got them untwisted and untangled this weekend.  :)  Pretty awesome, if I do say so myself.  Now to figure out what I'll do with it...  Maybe my practice yarn for my first attempt at socks.  Maybe soft baby knits.  Maybe something else will capture my attention between now and whenever I finish up the other projects in progress.   I'm actually trying not to think about it so I don't distract myself from those other projects that need finishing. 


On to those pesky (?) works in progress.  I am sorry to say I still haven't repaired the shawl.  I haven't had the free time to attempt it.  That and I can be honest and admit that I'm a little freaked out by the thought of ripping back so much and trying to pick up so many stitches.  OK, a lot freaked out.  I know I'll need some real focus for it and that just hasn't presented itself.  So at the moment I'm working on my BSJ.  I've taken up the Kids Clothes Week Challenge and counting my work on it toward it.  I'm not planning on finishing it for the challenge but it's a good, simple project that is benefiting from the attention.  My only concern about it is that it will end up being too small - as of my last OB appointment (Monday) I'm measuring ahead.  And definitely feeling bigger than previous pregnancies.  Makes me wonder how big this kiddlet will turn out to be. 

Meanwhile, in other distractions I downloaded Treasures from the Attic  again so I can finish reading it.  And I put the expiration date into my calendar so I can maybe get it done this time.  I also started Playful Learning by Mariah Bruehl.  Because I guess I'm kinda delusional like that, to take on something else.  But ya know, sometimes I'm just in the mood for something else.  The reviews of it are excellent and I love the author's laid back attitude about learning opportunities - to be prepared but not to plan them.  I'm hopeful this will give me a good "bag of tricks" as we used to call it at camp, those ideas you can pull practically out of nowhere as well as the stuff to pull it off.  Because I need some new ideas and whatever accessories go with them.

And now I'll be off to further distraction checking at small things.  Because there's no way I have enough else to do ;-)

11 comments:

Jen said...

Yay for untangling the yarn! Sometimes that takes longer then knitting! I've been reading all kinds of posts about the Kids sewing week challenge. I'm not participating but by a happy coincidence I HAVE sewn up a few clothes for my daughter this week!

Swanski said...

I think squishy socks would be lovely in the yarn. The bsj is looking great-I'm a big fan of the yellow.

Jen said...

Yay on the untangling!

As far as what to make with it...maybe another simple shawl for yourself?

Ellen said...

I'm glad you untangled that yarn - that is quite a feat! Sorry about the shawl woes. I think you're right in taking a slight break and returning to it with purpose. Congrats on your new baby - I must have missed that announcement! :)

Heather said...

I have been on a waiting list for playful learning for what seems like forever, maybe I should just buy it!

Emily said...

Hooray!! Now yes.. socks sound good for that yarn. :)

The BSJ looks great :)

Erin @ Wild Whispers said...

I love the idea of having house socks out of squishy yarn like yours! But, baby knits would be lovely too... I'm sure you will figure out something to do with it.

Cheryl said...

I think the BSJ should count. It looks a lovely colour,. The Playful Learning looks interesting. I'm an over thinker, soI could probably pick up a few hints!

embracingitall said...

Glad you were able to get the yarn untangled. I love the shades of grey. Have fund deciding what you are going to knit with them. Jacinta

Amy said...

You should make something for baby! And a tip for your shawl-thread a darning needle with stash yarn and pick up the stitches as you rip them out. Does that make sense? Good luck!

cpcable said...

Those are some mighty fine lookin' balls of yarn! I have a yarn pile over here that you can work on next, if you're up to the challenge. ;) Curious to hear what you think of Playful Parenting -- it's on my shortlist of things to read.