Sunday, August 26, 2007

Back to sweater

I finished the "pieces parts" of a sweater for my husband back in early March...of course, I didn't finish it then. I sat down today and finished a shoulder and a half..still have half a shoulder to go...the neck ribbing and sew up the sides...then I'll be done, but I know that's a ways off...oh well! Once I get done with that, I'll have to go back to my sweater - it's a top down sweater and I would like to get it done before our trip to Ireland in October. That would mean a slow down in my sock projects...that'll be happen painful! Ah, the sacrifices we knitters make!!!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

The first of the Mad Color Weave socks is done! I finished it this past weekend. The yarn (Koigu) is made for these socks.

Having finished the first one, I cast one the second and knit the cuff. I'm ready to launch into the pattern again.

I also did some work on my Jaywalker. That one has the heal flap done and I'm ready to pick up stitches and start the gusset.

I added to my stash due to a sale on Interlacements Tiny Toes at Simply Socks Yarn Co. - yarn for 3 more pairs of socks! I must admit, I have difficulty passing up sock yarns on sale...

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Weekend Travels

I'll be gone this weekend...of course...I'm taking knitting with that I'm on the correct path with this pattern! I'll be in Milwaukee for Irish Fest. It will be a blast...regardless of the weather!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Knitting mistakes

All the knitting I did on Monday night got ripped out yesterday and re knit...I hate when that happens!!! I was sure there was something wrong with the pattern...but alas, it was my mistake. I am working on the Mad Color Weave sock (which I have really grown to love) and am down to the heal flap...I just kept on knitting without paying attention to the fact that I had cast on the next size up, not the smallest, as a result of the designer's comments. Now I am glad that I ripped it out 'cause it really looks nice...major error free! Ah...the joys of knitting!!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Socks Update

I promised pictures of the completed socks. Here they are. The Seduction Socks are complete.

Here's the first of the Jaywalkers knit with Felici (KnitPicks). The second one has been cast on and progress is being made.I've also made some progress on the Mad Color Weave sock . At first I wasn't sure whether I liked the sock or not, but kept knitting. Now that several inches are knitted...I really like it...especially with the Koigu I'm using.I've also got about an inch of the I Love Gansey sock knitted...not enough yet to really see the pattern...stay tuned...picture coming soon.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

2 more socks done

Just a post to let you know that I have finished the pair of Seduction Socks and the first sock of a pair of Jaywalkers. I also cast on the "I Love Gansey Sock" using Knitpicks Essential in dusk. Pictures to follow later today or tomorrow.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

The baby blanket is finished and the baby isn't due until August 22! Finished size 25 X 32.
Here's the second of the seduction socks - the heal is turned and I'm on the gusset.The second sock I'm working on is the Jaywalker knit with Felici from Knit Picks. This is the first of the pair.The third sock I cast on is Mad Color Weave by Christine Lorin. This sock is being knit with Koigu on size 2 needles.The next sock I'm going to cast on is the Six Sox Knitalong pattern for August/September "I Love Gansey Sock" by Janine Le Cras. This sock will by knit with Essential Sock yarn from KnitPicks in the color dusk (a solid blue). I just got this pattern and it is truly lovely. Hope to post some pictures of it soon!

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