Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Tempting II, day 11

Tempting II? Almost to 8"!


This thing is a fast knit. Other than knitting group meetings, I'm only working on it for a half hour here and there. Not only is it fast, but it FITS me (negative ease, woohoo!).

Tempting II came with me to Knit Night last night, where I met a couple more people who weren't there last week. Seeing what other people are working on is neat; there were lots of socks making appearances. And I had one of Panera's I.C. Cappuccino Chip frozen beverage things (Good for me? No. But it was SO tasty). As for my knitting progress there... I felt like I got a good amount done on it, and was thinking I had finished another inch or so. I got home and measured it: TWO inches. I love this project, even though right now it's just a tube of k1p1 rib. Sometimes simple is good. :)


I tried handpainting some yarn this morning... I don't know that I'll be doing it again. It took a long time, and the end result is splotchy. It's not terrible, but I've been much happier with the stuff I've dyed on the stovetop. However, here it is in the steamer:



And I finally joined Project Spectrum, after 5 months of thinking, "I should do Project Spectrum." July is the purple month, and Lolly pointed out that the hemp bag I'm working on is a perfect PS project... Anyway, here are some purple yarny things:



In other news, I want to know what construction they're doing at the local Target. There are dumpsters and cranes and backhoes taking up lots of room in the parking lot, and they've even gone so far as to build a new temporary entrance to the store because the regular one is closed off. Looks like they might be renovating the entrance/photo processing/customer service area, but whatever they're doing looks like it's pretty major. If I get a cashier in a good mood at some point, I'll ask... if not, I'll find out when the construction barriers come down.

5 comments:

Molly Morrison said...

Wow, great progress on Tempting II! And I love your purple yarny things.. they are all so gorgeous! (I'm very partial to purple, too!)

Sorry I didn't see you guys last night, I had to be somewhere else, but will hopefully see you next week!

Coleen said...

Great PS purples! Nice to see you last night.

Erin said...

I love the purple stuff. I was also wondering what the heck is going on with Target. Didn't make it last night but hopefully I'll see you next week at Borders.

Elinor said...

The purple yarn things are lots of fun! I love the lace. Also, I love ribbing work, as it always goes much faster than predicted. The pink is a lovely colour, too. Yay!

roxy ^-o-^ said...

Target on Nolpark or Target on Ritchie Hwy?

*scratches head*


Can you tell I don't get out much? (outside of work LOL)


Ooooooh POIPLE -- one of my favorite colors. Your work, as usual, looks awesome.