Sunday, January 23, 2011

'Should' and 'Shouldn't's

Sorry for the quiet last week. I'm afraid you guys will have to get used to it (at least for a while - I have to see how things develope). Thing is, since beginning of this year I've got a new working pattern that has me working every other weekend (I do get a long weekend on the other end for compensation, so it's not too bad). Another part of this is that I now have a second appartment and this new place in not completely set up yet. I'm still shifting stuff from one place to another and try to find the best balance. I'm getting there, but it will take a little bit still.

Anyway, being a sensible and responsible person (sorry, I need to have a little snicker right now ...), I SHOULD be knitting sensible, useful stuff. Like the legwarmers I've promised to make for my sister.

Hmm, this is not very far progressed.

Then there are the socks I've started to knit for my mom and that SHOULD be much further by now.

Still on heel number one (and this is the status since two weeks ago)

I also SHOULD be knitting on my blanket (the link leads to the picture from three weeks ago - nothing has changed that status). Dresden in winter is cold, and there already had been occations where I thought it would be nice if I had that one finished.

What I SHOULDN'T knit is a lace sampler scarf I probably won't ever wear, is too light and airy to provide any warmth and already forced me to buy more yarn.

But, damn, it's just too much fun working on it and I can't wait for the day I'm done and I can block it. It will be gorgeous.

Well, at least I've finished another pair of the French Press Felted Slippers. They're easy to make (though the sewing part is a bit painful) and I love wearing them. For embellishing I took a bit different route with this pair than with the others. I didn't use the straps (though they had been knitted and felted together with the slippers) but needle-felted those swirls on them. I also added some tiny bead flowers.
They do remind my of how some blossoms are being picked up in the summer wind.