WAST SIDE SHAWL . It is designed by the same person who designed the AESTLIGHT SHAWL that I made in the Death by Chocolate yarn. I have made a few shawls lately, and that one was my favorite. This shawl is a little different. In Aestlight, I knitted the center triangle and then added the trim, in Wast Side, I knit the trim first, and then I pick up stitches to knit the center section. Interesting concept. Looks a lot bigger than what it is supposed to be.. I think it is the yarn choice. Oh Well, I'll try it again in something smaller.
I am trying a new way to store my circulars. Since I have an empty closet, I am using that to store my battings and bolts of various fabrics and interfacings. On the pole, I have used curtain rings ( found in the curtain section of Walmart $1.75 for 12) On each ring, I have placed all of the circular needles according to size. I have some plastic tags that I will add to each ring to make it easier to find the correct size at first glance.
I have also used these rings to hang the various templates that I don't often use. They are out of my way and easy to find. Last night I threw away a bunch of magazine articles that I have saved over the years thinking I might get to the project. I only kept the easy quilt ones because I need ideas on how to use up a lot of fabrics at once. If I make a difficult quilt, it will be my own design or something adapted from an antique quilt. I don't make many quilts from patterns anymore..
Well, just thought I would check in. I have so much to do, I wish that I could retire so I wouldn't have to cram everything into the few days that I have off. I am going to be picking up extra to cover someone that is going on her maternity leave. Less time- more money. I know what the right choice is, but I wish I had the time AND the money..
Don't we all..?