Tuesday, July 07, 2009

The Lazy Blogger

Lazy blogger... lazy knitter... lazy in general... soaking up the summer for a bit. My allergies have been terrible so it seems that when I sit down to knit in the afternoon, I end up napping instead.

With so many WIPs, I've resisted starting a new project but I did download yet another shawl/scarf pattern today. Meanwhile, I decided to work on the one project that I'm least likely to ever finish... the Rowan "Martha" Cardigan. I'm almost to the armholes on the back so it's going fairly quickly (especially considering the extra time I've been devoting to sleep)... but I am constantly worrying about the odds of it actually fitting when it's done. I keep re-measuring and comparing it to current items from my closet... but I still worry. There's something about the thought of knitting a sweater out of 4-ply cotton (string basically) on size 1 needles that makes me tremble at the thought of it not fitting.

In addition to buying patterns in fits of fantasy, I've also purchased some of the greatest stitch markers ever!

Jed's Joy Stitch Markers

They are beautiful, affordable, very lightweight, and notice the unique design of the row counter. It really helps me remember to move the number when I come to the marker. I got these from Jed's Joy on Etsy.

I also received the July installment of The Loopy Ewe sock club. These are so much fun to open!

Loopy Ewe Sock Club

Lovely reds! The little Namaste box was made in this color especially for this kit. And inside...

Loopy Ewe Sock Club

a cute little Loopy stitch marker. :)

I can't wait to knit these socks... but I must finish the back of the eternal cardigan first. I must! (Bets are open on whether or not I make it.)

6 comments:

km said...

TLE sock club sure seems like a wonderful one! You'll make it on the white sweater. The question is will you wear it this summer...or the next...or....

Charity said...

Great new goodies! :o)

Lydee said...

cute stitch markers. i'm with you about the afternoon naps. i'm all about them :-)

mom said...

You know, if you're traveling and don't want to lose your stitch markers, I think they'd easily work as dangly earrings....

Blessings,
Tammy ~@~

Spudknit said...

Love the cardigan and I agree about the stitch markers. I have some from the same Etsy seller and I love them!

Warrior Knitter said...

LOL! I have the same purple heart stitch markers from Jed's Joy. I love mine.