Sorry for the complete lack of knitting content lately – my life has been just plain crazy between my ‘at home’ clients (people I do bookkeeping for from my home office) and my ‘office job’ along with all the assorted responsibilities that come along with having a teenager (for example: H: “mom, can I go online?”  Me: “It is 6pm, no, you may not go online until 8pm” H: “this SUCKS” Me: “tell me about it – maybe you could *insert parental suggestion to do something like…hmmm..YOUR CHORES…or something that doesn’t involve staring at a box with flickering lights*” H: “That’s just stupid”  Me: “*general muttering about birth control and how having a teen is an awesome way to not want any more teens while eyeing the liquor cabinet*” – that is a pared down version but four or more conversations like this every evening can really take up some time).

Anyway, lookie here:

I made…lace :o)  That is the beginning of Madli and it is a bit longer now, I’m halfway through my first ‘center’ repeat and I know this is taking forever but…see the above paragraph.  I can’t knit lace when I’m explaining the obvious.

And here is my very first piece of stranded/two color knitting:

This is also bigger now – I’m well into the fifth repeat out of six repeats.  This is simple enough so I can work on it while…well, explaining the obvious.  That’s my job now, didja hear?

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8 Responses to Knitting Content!! Wooo!

  • Laurie says:

    Your knitting progress is HUGE, considering the full time job of explaining the obvious and then defining the obvious and then drawing the obvious.

    Your head must be spinning.

    If only we could harness this power for GOOD instead of EVIL…huh?

    While I can’t directly relate, I do remember how I was at that age.

    You Poor Thing.

  • Jody says:

    That’s a great color for Madli. I can’t tell if it’s black or just a dark color. Hmmm.

    Are you nupping Madli?

    Being closer to a teen than a parent, I have to say I can understand the internet addiction. Though, I can also understand the parental desire to have chores finished. I keep leaving the mop and bucket out for the pup and kitties, but no luck yet coming home to a clean floor.

  • Your bag looks GREAT! Of coure the lace does too but I have been wanting to dive into the world of intarsia and as always you are a source of inspiration.

  • Jennifer says:

    I have that same bag pattern! I want to make mine too, but I’ve got some things that I must do first for gift reasons.

  • MOM says:

    And to think you were a perfect teenager.
    I love you!

  • Cathy says:

    Madli’s shawl. I have the pattern. Tried it SEVERAL times. It defeated me. I am going to try it again…sometime…. next time I do it I am going to cheat with the nupping and be a weenie. What color are you using? What weight yarn? Fingering or lace?

  • wow, lacy, pretty!! Your bag looks beautiful. I love the colors!
    PS. Tell H if she isn’t good, you will send her to live with me. And she has the choice of three schools to go to: Baptist, Catholic and Christian. (The Baptist Academy cheerleaders skirts are two inches below there knee’s) That might get her going! *LOL*

  • Bev says:

    I particularly love your fair isle work. That is a big passion of mine and you seem to be doing a lovely job. Are you holding colors in both hands or switching back and forth. I seem to have no trouble knitting with a color in my right and another in my left but purling is a completely different story.

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