Monday, September 1, 2008

Where did the summer go???

I can't believe Labor Day is here already! The weather here couldn't be better this weekend - it's sunny and in the low 80s...perfect for watching the Blue Angels flying overhead!

I've been plugging away at knitting projects. I finally got back to my husband's sweater after a several month hiatus (and many other projects). This is really a great mindless project - top down sweater for the most part only require you to keep knitting...and knitting ...and knitting - especially when it's for someone who is 6'3"! The body is done and I'm on the first sleeve. He finally got to try it on and I am thrilled with the way it looks (as is he)!

I've also started a pair of socks for one of my brothers. He wanted red here they are. I'm on the leg of the second sock, so these too are moving in the right direction.

Last month, on our way to the Milwaukee Irish Fest (which was great by the way), I completed my maizy socks. Knit with Maizy (Chrystal Palace Yarns), I used the Charlene Schurch Crosshatch lace pattern. This was a very easy knit, but you do have to pay attention as the yarn is a bit splitty. I'm very happy with the finished product - they are a very comfortable pair of socks!

I'm also working on a number of Christmas projects...but I can't talk much about them...they are surprises!