Friday, June 22, 2007

Summer Knitting In Review

It's been a month since I posted my summer knitting goals. I guess I should review to see where I am:

1. A-Line Top from Jo Sharp Saturday
2. Sea Mesh Wrap out of Handmaiden Seasilk
3. Sunflower Tam from Knitting Nature
4. Angora Baby Booties from Last-Minute Knitted Gifts(3 pair)
DONE 5. Magic Loop socks
DONE 6. Clapotis Cap out of Malabrigo
7. First Hat from Knit 2 Together
8. Begin Fitzgerald from Noro Knits
DONE 9. Gauge and start some sort of sweater out of Jo Sharp Silkroad DK Tweed (probably Pimlico Shrug from Knit 2 Together)
10. Finish Toy Bear from Last Minute Knitted Gifts
DONE 11. Three baby related secret things (they're very small)
12. Dye-Versions Wrap

Looking at this list I feel I made good choices. There's only one thing that I'll scrap from the list now, as I'm not thrilled with the knit and I want to start focusing on cold weather items, is #1 the A-Line top. I've decided that trying to knit for a season I'm already in is silly since I'm such a slow knitter but if I give myself enough time to get things done than maybe I can actually wear that garment during the appropriate season.

For example, #9 I'm gauging and starting the Pimlico Shrug... even with it's 504 stitch ribbing. I'm ready for the tedium! But that is why I'm starting it now so I can put it aside for a bit and still hope to get it done by fall (so I can wear it until spring). After I finish the sleeve in the picture, I'll finish the bear (#10) and the three pairs of baby booties (#4). Then I'm going to cast on for the Sea Mesh Wrap (#2) and work on Pimlico at the same time.

Now for something completely different. The Toronto Humane Society has come out with a "new campaign to encourage pet adoption." I've watched all three ads (my favourite is below) and I've ogled the posters. They brought a tear (of joy!) to my eye and made me want to run out and adopt. Since I'm already animal tied, anyone who has been considering adoption might want to check these out. Even if you don't, you should still check them out.


Joe & Beth said...

Awwww, brilliant! I love those commercials! I volunteered for our local Humane Society for a few years, and if I could take every animal home, I would. I'd come home every night and squeeze the daylights out of our kitties, after seeing the excess of abandoned animals we'd have at the shelter. Bravo for passing on the info.

Eden said...

That's fabulous!! I volunteer there now and I really hope these new ads bring more people in.

We really have some terrific animals, all kinds of animals...