Okay Okay, I have no Stamina...I've fallen off the sock knitting band wagon at the end here. This is the time I should be devoting myself to finishing up as many pairs of socks as possible, but I know I cannot win....In the spirit of it all. I did get my design pattern in on time. Hopefully more people will enter something. I understand that Jess has extended the deadline because she is 4 patterns short of her 15 minimum to run the contest. Booo.. I hope she gets the patterns to run this contest.
Back to my non-sock knitting. I've started and finished some seat covers for my car. I have black leather seats and they get really hot when the sun shines on them, and they are really cold in the winter (until I get the seat warmers cooking). Anyway....My daughter burnt her butt on the hot seat the other day so I promised her I would finish this weekend.
Nothing too special. But they are really soft, and they will keep my butt and legs from sticking to the seat in the summer. I still have to make on for the back seat. I don't have enough Katia Beetle yarn. I do have some acrylic that might be great for that. I just am not particularly fond of knitting with acrylic. It just doesn't feel as nice. I know these seat covers are going to take some abuse. Soccer season is coming up. We'll see what I can come up with.
Also, I got my Cloud 9 from Webs: Scrumptious yarn. It is so soft, and it knits up so nice. I'm using it for the scarf for my daughter. It is still in progress, but I should finish it soon. I'm more than 1/2 way there.
This pattern has a great stitch. I've seen it used in pillows because the fabric it produces is very sturdy and smooth. But I like it more for the way the colors blend into one another. I want to make a matching hat, just because I have enough yarn, (not because my daughter wants one.) I'm not sure if this stitch pattern will work for a hat, but I may try to work it out.
Well, I'm off to work on another pattern that I am putting into the correct format for Knitty. I decided to try to get it into the next issue - Deadline is Sept 15. I have to get a good picture of it. I guess this is key to getting things accepted to the magazine. That could be a bigger challenge than anything else in the process.
Enjoy the rest of your Labor Day Weekend.