This (ahem) is a very popular pattern and while randomly searching Ravelry I found a fellow knitter who is ALSO knitting up a Hemlock Ring and has set up a KAL. So please, feel free to join along with us as well. Even though April is half-over, this is a pretty fast knit.
I am using the Cascade Eco Wool as suggested by the pattern. So far I’ve only needed to rip it out once, but I was able to clean up my cast on. Currently, I’m just starting the feather and fan portion. I’m a little surprised how easily I’m reading the chart, especially since I’ve shunned charts in the past.
I’ve admittedly been in a bit of a knitting slump lately. Part of that has to do with finances as I am sadly in love with yarns outside of my current budget (sigh).
Part of the slump is because I have been finishing projects that needed seaming, sewing, or the weaving in of ends. While I have no problems starting multiple projects, I do have a hard time not feeling guilty for not having completed the projects in a certain amount of time. My solution(?)…procrastination.
Also, I am involved in Roller Derby. The Bash Valley Clobber Girls are getting ready for our first ever BOUT! This is terribly exciting. It also means that I am practicing with a little more regularity than I was before, which in turn, means less time for knitting (and a sore body!). So until May 8th, this derby girl (has been) and will be dedicating most of her knitting time to practicing in roller skates…
What other non-knitting hobbies do you do?