Saturday, May 21, 2011

Its been awhile...

I admit, I have been a little lazy the past two weeks!  After finishing up the eBook, I just needed a little break from everything!  There were a few days where I had absolutely no idea what to do with myself...and I just couldn't decide what project I wanted to work on.  At the time I had one design languishing on the needles and a few sketches that I was really excited to start swatching for. 

Of course, after I got the swatches done, I decided just to swatch some different colors of tosh sport together.  I have ridiculous amounts of this yarn, but all in two or three skein quantities that I had just been buying to try to find colors that would stripe well ala treeline. Before you know it, I had two large swatches in 4 colors of reverse stockinette stripes and a sweater sketch.  Now I have almost a full sweater body.  Here is a peek at the swatches:

Coastal Stripes

I am aiming high and trying to finish it within the next week - week and a half.  Currently, I am coaching two marathon teams and I am also marathon training myself, so I don't have quite as much knitting time as I usually do!  In a few weeks, though, my one team will be done and on their way to run in the San Diego Rock n Roll Marathon. 

I love coaching for Team in Training and working with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and as one season come to a close, I am going to be helping out a bit with the fundraising.  If you like original hand knit accessories in wonderful fibers, keep an eye on the blog this weekend!  I'll be posting items to bid you'll get to help fund blood cancer research through the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and help support a member of my marathon team and you'll get something made by me in return for your help!

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