a dillydallyknitter: Summer, I Hardly Knew Ye

Monday, August 27, 2007

Summer, I Hardly Knew Ye

I'm in a fiber funk. I haven't much time for knitting this summer and haven't signed up for any new KALs or Swaps so it's been pretty boring in Cpurl World. I've only knit one out of the Rockin' Sock kits and we just received our 4th kit this week. I'm a Mystery Stole drop out (the stress of keeping up was getting to me) and this is the second month I haven't been able to post anything to Socktopia or SAM. Sigh.
Lucky for me, my Sock Swap Pal Part Deux buddy, ZKnitter is understanding (and also busy!)

But I have been doing some simple projects and that's okay.

I'm working on the Blue Sky Alpaca Rectangle Stole (why look, I believe I photographed it wrong side out):

And I'm making a simple baby cardigan for an expecting colleague at work using some Rowan Cashsoft DK I scored in a half price sale (she doesn't know the sex of the baby):

Our LYS is spending Wednesday nights this August knitting bears for the Mother Bear Project. This is a good reminder when I need to remember there are starving kitties in Iraq. (See Bezzie's post from Monday)

Bear #1

Bear #2 (her face is a little scary so I re-did it after the photo shoot)

Click here to see photos of us knitting away! The shop has set a goal of 100 bears for Africa by Christmas time...(You're singing the 'Feed the World' song now aren'tcha?). I'm on my 4th bear so I guess I'm making a little knitting progress after all!


At 2:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is great progress! I too bailed from MS3 and haven't even finished this month's Sockamania socks. Oh well. I just needed a break. I LOVE the bears! Great work.

At 3:24 AM, Blogger Bezzie said...

Those bears are cute! I don't think girly bear looks frightening. I dig her leggings. I hear those are making a comeback--even in the stuffed animal world apparently.

At 3:48 AM, Blogger Zonda said...

Those are cute bears! I love your BSA stole! Lovely colorway! Yay, I got to see you KIP'ing! ;) Hoping your fall has you enjoying all the things you love to do! :)

At 7:02 AM, Blogger Jo said...

I don't think the girl bear looks scary at all - I love the way she is standing - she reminds me of a figure skater.

At 7:22 AM, Blogger sgeddes said...

The bears are really cute. I didn't think the girl bear looked scary at all.

I think the stole looks great! I love the color.

At 9:15 AM, Blogger sophanne said...

If I weren't married already, I'd get married to Cashsoft. I don't know how it wears but I LOVE knitting with it. yours is beautiful

At 4:27 PM, Blogger Eric & Tony said...

Those bears are sooo cute!

The fiber funk will pass. Until then, keep it simple.


At 4:15 AM, Blogger Carolyn said...

Knitting should be fun, not something you feel pressured into doing, so if simple works for you right now that's great.

I have that BSA stole pattern so I'll be interested to see how your's turns out ;)

At 2:14 PM, Blogger IrishGirlieKnits said...

I love the bears!! And I love that even in your fiber funk you are making time to knit for others :) That's a good sign that the funk will pass!

The Blue Sky must be fabulously soft!!! Love the color!


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