Shut Up And Knit

Technically, this is supposed to be a knitting blog. After all, I am a knitter, I knit every day, I buy yarn and think about knitting when I'm not knitting and squeeze in time to read knitting blogs. I LOVE knitting! But to read my blog, you wouldn't think I do much knitting at all. The truth is, I'm a slow knitter who doesn't have much free time to knit. Therefore, my FO production rate is embarrassingly low. I try to distract visiting knitters from this fact by putting lots of gratuitous non-knitting pictures in my posts, and yammering on about all kinds of other things. However, every once in a while, I try to post actual knitting content that is either a new project or a UFO that is showing significant progress. Today is one of these rare occurances.

First off, I have finished 4 knitted squares for Greensburg and 1 "Group hug" crocheted square. It was kind of fun to pick up the crochet hook again after an absence of several years, but my heart still belongs to knitting!

My Saturday knitting group from church have been busy making squares - 25 so far!

I cast on the Baby Albert jacket (and actually finished the bottom section today):

Here is the yarn for my next 2 baby items:

The white and green Debbie Bliss Cashsoft will get knit up into the Heartbreakingly Cute Baby Kimono. And the pretty deep rose will be knit up into this:

Elizabeth Zimmerman's Baby Surprise jacket
(I borrowed this picture off the 'nets so you can see what it will theoretically look like)

Hopefully this is enough knitting content to tide the blog over for another 23 posts or so.
But don't worry - there'll still be plenty of gratuitous content.

Bitsy BonTon is really an alien trapped in a little cat suit


Nichole said...

Its not how fast you knit that matters... :)
Great pics!

Anonymous said...

Happens to the best of us (the real life interfering with the knitting bit). Anyway, I am your swapper for the Virtual Vacation Swap. Just letting you know I do exist.
-A Secret

wildflower38 said...

I have some Plymouth Encore that would make some great Greenburg squares. I'll cast on as soon as I finish this note.

Lia said...

I love that group hug square! Is the pattern for it available somewhere?

Lynn said...

I have some of that Cashsoft and OH MY is that mighty fine yarn!!!

Sonya said...

Thank you thank you for some knitting content. It's been awhile. Oh wait, that happened over at The Skein too.

Love all the pictures they are great!

Terri said...

Thanks for the nice comments on my blog. Good luck on your knitting squares project for Greensburg! Your squares look very nice.

Happy knitting!

KimT said...

can't wait to see your baby surprise jacket. it looks so sweet and I love the color you chose.

donnac368 said...

Great squares! I want to learn how to make Granny Squares this summer. Can't wait to see the EZ jacket. And the soy wool worked up nicely! I had lots of problems using it, but my son is making a teddy bear with it and it looks great.