Knitolution 2012 Progress and Other Updates

Well, it is the beginning of April. The end of  Q1 2012 has gone.

Time to review my knitolution progress!

My knitolutions were:

  • Knit at least one lace shawl 
  • Knit a project with beads 
  • Learn how to read lace knitting charts
  • Do more advanced Colorwork – still working on this LOL
  • Make at least one sweater this year – about to CO tonight yayyyy
  • Make at least 6 pairs of socks – made 1 3/4 pairs so far 😛
  • Use up my worsted/chunky yarn stash 
  • Finish at least two projects a month, or 24 total for the year – Finished 8 projects so far
  • Replace inferior accouterments With better ones 
  • Crochet more -check!
  • Make an Afghan or blanket with all the crappy red heart I still guiltily hoard. – I am halfway done with my blanket of awesome! Woot!

So not too shabby.

I plan on killing the first three on my list in one… going to make a lace shawl with beads, using a chart only pattern–this one to be exact.  I have the yarn and beads already. I plan on starting it sometime next month, but we will see how it goes.

I am on a shawl/scarf craze atm.

The colors were a bit odd, but I like the finished product. I plan to block the garter st section aggressively.

I just finished another TGV (above) and cast on a Pogona this morning in the nummiest awesomes yarn EVAH. (Dancing Leaf Hip Hop)

I am loving this pattern so far! Not surprising, it is a Stephen West pattern after all ❤

I have been a very good girl so far this year. So much, in fact, I bought myself a little treat because, why the fuck not?
Squee!
MrYarn.com is one of the best places I have ever ordered yarn from. I placed the order on Thursday evening, and it shipped out (FREE!!) Priority Mail on Friday, and I got it at work yesterday. I wasn’t expecting it until tomorrow at the earliest. The owner even hand wrote a thanks on my invoice and I got a free bumper sticker 😀 [it’s on my laptop, since I no haz car]. The yarn, in case you’re wondering, is Handmaiden’s Mini Maiden in Cezanne. I realized this is the second skein of yarn I have bought with an artist’s name as the colorway 😛 It is like Malabrigo Silky, but fingering weight. It will be a shawl; I would never make socks from something so fine.

Better yarn picture 😛

I have much more to speak of. This has already become sort of a mishmash of shit, so I think I will continue with another post later. 
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