Saturday, December 29, 2007
My latest project is Garnstudio/Drops Design's Sideways Garter Stitch socks. It isn't toe up. It isn't cuff down. You knit the full length of the sock and sew from the toe, up the sole of the foot and up the back of the leg. There's some short row shaping for the heel and the leg. Mostly it's lots and lots of garter stitch.
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
I got the snowflake socks done. I will not photograph them until they've been steamed. I'm hoping they'll look a little better with some smoothing. I'm doing better with the floats, but not quite where I'd like to be yet.
Santa didn't get me the needles I want, but he did give me a lovely check. I'm going to let myself have a few treats with the money, including the Knit Picks Harmony dpns. I don't think I need the Options set yet.
Thursday, December 20, 2007
I've got to get back to cleaning the house and packing for my holiday trip. I've got about a four ounce batt and my drop spindle set to go. There's the snowflake sock, which is coming out better after a complete frogging. I better come up with at least one more project to take with me, just in case.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Sunday, December 16, 2007
I think I'll get through these before I start any more, but I'm not promising anything. I found a bag of roving and my spindle's calling me to play with it. There's another pattern all printed out right next to the computer. I've got yarn and needles for it. It wouldn't cost a cent and I wouldn't have to leave the house to start it. It's not calling as loudly as the spindle, but I can hear it. :)
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
On the good side, Lime & Violet reported this advent calendar of knitting patterns. The site's Norwegian, but the patterns are available in seven other languages. Go check it out! I downloaded a couple of them today. With a mouse click you have them all ready to print out.
Monday, December 10, 2007
Saturday, December 8, 2007
I especially like the sock yarn. Big surprise there. It's from Rocket Yarnand the coloway's Retrograde.
It was a thoughtful and generous gift, Wendy, thank you!
Thursday, December 6, 2007
The white yarn on the far right is some Lorna's Laces. I'll use it with a skein from one of the Hogwort's swaps to make Snowflakes. It's the December Sockamania sock. I just joined, so I thought I ought to jump right in and do it. I'll do them right after I finish the crazy-colored Lavender Lace socks.
The remaining yarn is for the Ravelry socks I'm making. Or will be making, after I finish the Snowflakes.
I asked for the Knit Picks Harmony needle sets for Chrismas. I've discovered I like the harder wooden needles much more than bamboo. You should see my size 1 bamboo. All of the needles are slightly curved from use.
I'll start in on my neglected, non-knitting project tomorrow. Maybe by next week I'll have that done and can start getting myself real employment.