I didn't mean to let so much time go by before posting again. The last few weeks have been pretty crazy. The good news is, I have a temporary job that may lead to a permanent position. It isn't legal work, but it's related to what I used to do. (I'll be working for a local investment bank; I used to be a corporate tax attorney. Don't hate me because I work for The Man.) I'll be starting next week. And I'm still looking for a job as an attorney.
The bad news is, my crafting/blogging mojo was seriously AWOL. I was starting lots of new projects and couldn't get enthused about any of them. Motivation for finishing WIPs has been at an all-time low. I kind of hit a wall with Babette. I think things are turning around, though. I'm enjoying these sock projects.
Check out that lovely self-striping sock. It's the Kaffe Fassett Regia yarn. The colors are delish; my photo really doesn't do it justice.
And I did finish something. But I can't say it was much fun.Pattern
: Fantine by French GirlYarn
: Every last inch of 5 balls of Tahki BabyNeedles
: US15 bamboo circulars
This was supposed to be an easy, fun, quick project. Sadly, no. Fantine, she was a little high maintenance. It wasn't difficult knitting, though I can't say that twisting stitches with those huge needles was comfortable
. The first four balls of yarn had at least two knots apiece. Also, I somehow underestimated the amount of yarn I would need and had to go back to the LYS across town to get another ball of Baby. And, even with the additional ball, I didn't have enough to finish the second sleeve. I had to undo the bind-off on the first, shorten it, and then finish the second with yarn from the first. Annoying.
She is a cute little thing, and I think she will look very nice with a vintage dress that I have, allowing me to wear it into the fall. I'd've posted a modeled shot, but I'm still a little too annoyed with Fantine to take the time to do a proper photo shoot. Maybe after she gets out of time-out.
Labels: I CAN Knit Sweaters, My Passion for Socks