The Kitchener Waterloo Knitters Fair was this weekend and I am glad to have it out of the way! It was an excellent show, lots of people, both new friends and familiar faces. This is the first show Stitch Please ever went to so it holds a special place in my heart. It was also one of my favourite shows to attend as a customer.I know it’s been a while since I’ve written, again, but I’ve been swamped with show prep! I also had some minor surgery on my feet which gave me some solid knitting time. I had a sweater I was working on, with miles and miles of stockinette stitch. The idea was to finish it for the KW show but it got away from me a little bit. I don’t think I realized just how much stockinette stitch there was exactly. I was also trying out a new technique for sleeves two at a time. I don’t think it was for me. I love the idea of being able to put the decreases in the exact same places on both sleeves, but it seems really fiddly. There are two separate balls of yarn rolling all over the place, they were getting tangled around one another while I was knitting. I worked about 3-4 inches in stockinette before I gave up and put the sleeves on their own separate needles. They ended up going much much faster after that. I’m making progress on the second sleeve then I’ve got about 10 inches of body on the sweater to do.
The Celestarium shawl is looking quite beautiful, but I have a hard time finding time to work on it. I need a designated time and place to sit down and knit it. With the beading and the randomness of the pattern it makes me a little nervous. It’s definitely not car knitting. I can’t wait to get it going, it’s going to be beautiful when it’s done!
I don’t know what is going on, but I have the mad urge to knit nothing but shawls. I don’t even wear shawls, but I am thinking I might start. With Fall coming up who knows what could happen. It’s mostly the thought of no swatching that is appealing to me at the moment. The last sweater I tried was an unmitigated disaster so I may or may not be slightly scarred by it. The sweater I am knitting now is looking a lot better and I think it will end up being lovely. I can’t wait to steek it. I think I am going to try to sew the steek with my sewing machine. I am ever about trying new skills and this is one I have been putting off for a while. The last time my mom was down she even showed me how to put the walking foot on the sewing machine. It’s actually still attached so everything is all set up. I just need to finish off the knitting itself.
Knit City is coming up in a couple weeks so I am really looking forward to that. It also means that the Etsy shop will be shut down for two weeks. I don’t like to leave it up and running while we aren’t in the province for obvious reasons. I am sure I will, once again, be horrible with posting until the BC show is over with, but I promise a post about it when it is over! I’ll try to keep you updated with the progress on the sweater, hopefully it will be done by the time we head out for Knit City in Vancouver!!