Sunday, April 14, 2013

Spring is HERE!

Good evening!  I'm sitting at the laptop, trying desperately to get organized, but I knew I was in trouble when one of the items on my to-do list was...seriously..."Get Organized."

Well, I was more specific, but not much more specific.

Anyway, I am currently organizing my stories, organizing upcoming designs, organizing my real estate investment business, organizing a personal matter, and then when I'm finished, I am going to try and organize the house.  Notice the part involving actual cleaning is last on the list.

I entered Franklin Habit's Templeton Square Contest through, and while I did not win, I did receive very nice feedback from Fiona Ellis.  So after I came to after reading one of the greats say nice things about my design and whacking my head on the hardwood floor, I decided that now I could actually share with all of you what my design was!

I call it's named after Elizabeth Halpern (the model in the photo and owner of Knot Just Knits in Oak Park) and Beth Casey, owner of Lorna's laces (which is the yarn used for the project.  I don't know why I thought making a tank top from sock yarn was a good idea, but I'm very pleased with how it turned out and I hope you like it as well.  Franklin's Templeton Square pattern is obviously free, since it is through, so let me know if you think I should write out the free pattern for the whole tank top while of course giving him full credit for his part:

The pictures don't do the yarn justice at's amazing.  The color, the feel, the springiness and drape...all of it.  And now that I didn't win, I'm dying to see the winners' entries!

Other than that, I finally...FINALLY...finished the kimono sweater.  Here is proof:

Only took me something like eight months, but I'm pleased.  This morning while waiting for my friend Jeff, I actually ripped out a sock I started to go up a needle size.  Might not sound like a very big deal, but I was halfway through the foot on a top-down sock...I probably only had two more inches to go before shaping the toe but something about it was nagging at me.

Now, I shall go back to organizing.  And probably not cleaning.  I might knit some more, however...