So this week I have been working on many different things....ey yi yi...that ADD brain I have been cursed/blessed with.
I finished another bag while trying out some different options. This bag has a nice big pocket that stretches across the entire width of the bag and is tacked down in the center, giving 2 nice sized pockets. I like this very much so far, but then I wonder if a zipper pocket would work better. hmm.... (did I say ADD? )
It's been a chaotic few months around here, but now that a number of big commitments are behind me things will settle down around here giving me more time to work on some new things. I think I love playing with fabric almost as much as I love working with fiber....almost.
I have to admit that I am at a standstill with my Helvetica Sweater. Even though I have put in a short row top down sleeve before, this time around I am struggling. Elizabeth's directions while very complete are a bit different than the last one I did and working with a heavier yarn with bigger needles makes it a bit of a challengel. As hard as I tried to just live with my messy arm seam..I just couldn't, no matter how much I want this sweater to be finished and to be wearing it. I do however LOVE the fabric that this pattern makes and I have been missing plugging along at it since I have hit this mental road block.
The good news is I will see the sweater's designer this weekend at The Squam Art Fair this coming Saturday night! Elizabeth is teaching a class this week there and I will be vending Saturday night, so I will be picking her brain as to what I am doing wrong.
This is a sweater that I could see making many times over as the fabric is light and airy, but the structure of the pattern so far has been very solid. It's been a fun knit with all of it's different twists and turns.
I am determined to finish this sweater, so I haven't allowed myself to be distracted with new projects, but I am missing my quiet knitting moments. Hopefully I will be back at it soon.
Finally, I have spent the better part of my week getting ready for the fore mentioned Squam Art Show. It's a small event, hosted by Ravelry and put on by the talented group of people who put on the amazing Squam Art Workshops . This workshop located at the Rockywold Deephaven campground in Holderness, is a short hop and skip away from us. It is also the place where my daughter Ashley and her husband who works for The Squam Lake Association calls home.
A magical event that I always look forward to!
This is what has been happening in my corner of the world. What's been happening in your corner of the world?