Wednesday, November 07, 2007

November goals

1) finish the Droplet Hat (from Knitting Nature - my birthday present!) in delectable sapphire blue Cash Iroha (last year's anniversary gift). I started it this weekend, and think I might get it done by the end of the week. I'm adding extra rows here and there because my stitch gauge is perfect, but my row gauge is too tight, and I am large of head so I can't afford to lose hat length. Besides, I saw a number of short-looking ones on Ravelry, and I would hate to use my lovely Cash Iroha on a project I didn't like.

2) make mittens for Kittycat. She has cold little hands, and I only have 1 pair of mittens for her. They are made of some synthetic chenilley stuff, with beads round the edges to look like Christmas lights. Cute, but don't go with anything she's currently wearing. I started a Target Wave Mitten for her (again from Knitting Nature) in size small but it is way too big, AND it looks horrible - the thumb part bulges out so it would only fit a seriously deformed hand. I think I can fiddle with the pattern a bit, though.

3) finish Chi's entrelac scarf. It is driving me nuts! I'm almost at the end of the 2nd ball of yarn in each colour (4 balls in all of Filatura di Crosa Zara - this means I'm about 2/3 of the way through). The scarf is really long. But Chi wants it long on a Dr Who scale, so there is no chance of this taking a short time to finish. I really should have learned to knit backwards before beginning this scarf! But I made a fair bit of progress on it in October, so with hat and mittens as a fun knitting break, I should be able to get it done with a little willpower and some good lighting in the evenings.

4) IF I finish the scarf, I am allowed to cast on for the Brea Bag. That is my reward.

5) I'm also knitting on a sock - my portable project that goes in my bag with me everywhere I go. It's a diamond waffle sock from Knitty. It's a toe-up but it has a gusset heel, not short rows. I did short row yarnover heels on my first pair of socks (I'd have shown you a picture of them, but Chi reorganised our photos on the computer and I can't find the FO pics) and they looked horrible - the K side of the heel did not match the P side. Anyway I like the heels on the diamond waffles, even though I do not like the yarn I used for this pattern (too stripy for the texture). This is a non-goal item really - I don't much care when they get done. But I'll probably finish at least the first one by the end of the month.

6) non-knitting goal: I have a birthday gift for my mum to finish. I've done the embroidery bit, and I just need to machine sew it together. I need to do that by the 18th, and after Mum has got it, I'll post the FO (even though it's not a knitting one, I hope you'll forgive me!)


Blogger Beverly said...

Oooo, I love the Brea bag. That one's on my "drool over" list.

11:25 AM  
Blogger Georgiann said...

You have some lofty goals! Good luck!

5:35 AM  

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