Artsy Things I Did This Week

Tuesday was the end of the Soak Photo-A-Day Instagram Challenge.  I finished up with this image. vLYd5cSMNLkbRh1L.jpg

It's such a true statement for me...as you might have gathered during the last few months (or maybe just post college).  All I want to do right now is make things with my hands.

Also on Tuesday, I went to the FAN (Fiber Arts Network) Club's show opening, chromoFEELia, at ASU.  It was such a well rounded show.  It really made me miss school and having a studio to work in and a community to work with.  I still keep in touch with classmates, obviously, but it's still really nice to have them all there present.  I was able to see Clare, my Fibers professor, and Damian came up from Tucson to see the show and to see Arlyn and I.  I miss the Fiber Frat so much!

Monday and Tuesday I bought more yarn...you knew this.  It's a problem.  One of the packages is supposed to arrive today and I'm itching to start on my Driftwood Sweater!  The yarn for the Crosby Sweater should come on Saturday, so I guess that one will be second.  Also, I think that I have some buttons that Dylan brought back from Europe for me that will work perfect for one or both of them!  I'm so excited.

My Traveling Woman shawl is coming along.  I really enjoy the easy to remember repeats in the lace section.  I may have messed up the first row of the lace...but oh well.  It's not a mistake, it's a design element!

Onto the weekend...See you next week!

Sock Knitting Lessons

I mentioned previously that I was teaching my friend and classmate Chelsea how to knit socks.  On Monday night we finished her first sample sock! Before...

After!

We used Kate Atherley's Top-Down Training Sock pattern. Kate's Knitty.com article, Socks 101, is also really good if you're looking for a simple equation to start knitting your own socks.

In other project progress, I finished my Homage Shawl yesterday afternoon and started on my Traveling Woman Shawl. I'm looking forward to this weekend when I can go through my new stash additions from the San Diego Yarn Crawl to pair up with patterns and to show you!

Anticipation

Ever have projects that you just anticipate the end?  The ones you can't wait to be finished with and hang on the wall, or wear, or whathaveyou?  Mostly for me, I can't wait to finish so I can start the next one.  I try to keep projects lined up, especially if I have yarn or other supplies lying around. I'm not quite actively anticipating any projects at the moment.  There are a couple I have in the back of my mind that I'm thinking about.  I have my yarn that I got in Alaska that I want to start working with, but that's the only one I can really name off the bat what I want to work with right now.

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I'm going to make a Traveling Woman Shawl from it.  I think it's very fitting since I did get the yarn while I was traveling in Alaska.

What are you anticipating?