Thursday, June 29, 2006

Okay, so it's been a bit since I posted. Becky still has my camera, so no pictures today. You'll note by taking a glance at the sidebar that there's been some progress. I've finished Dragonfly's socks and I can't wait to see how they look on her feet! Another pair of socks finished.

The Husband!Socks are in progress again. I finally got the chutzpah to cast on the 2nd sock. I'm about an inch into it and believe me, that's not very far along at all. these are as daunting as any sweater and possibly more so.

Aaaand, speaking of sweaters, I've cast on this very evening a sweater for the as yet unnamed offspring of my sister. It's Steph's Daisy sweater, though I'm making the one with the snakes. It's in Sugar 'n' Cream cotton in a color called Dark Pine. I've got a variegated green that I'm thinking of doing the snakes in. They'll be nifty and stripedy!! I'm going to need more of the green, I can tell from here.

Oh no. Not more yarn. Anything but that.

Anyhow, there's a TCA in progress as well. I'm using up this light blue Red Heart yarn in a crochet pattern called Lacy V. I figure I'll just make blocks 'til I run out of yarn and then either acquire some other complimentary yarn and keep going or sew up what I've got. I made a crocheted washrag for the kitchen (not a Mason/Dixon Warshrag, mind you, but nonetheless very nice). I plan to try out the M/D Warshrag, but haven't yet. They look very nifty.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Since last I posted, I finished one little mitten for Iris and one of Dragonfly's socks. I'm to the heel flap on the second sock and at the ribbing on the second mitten. I really want to start something else and I have a pretty good excuse now. My little sister is pregnant! Yay knitted baby things!
Of course, what to knit? I have a book with booties, bonnets, sweaters, and blankets. I might make one of those, but I also want to do something different.
I'll either find something or come up with something.

I'm almost finished with one of four iris hankercheifs.

Monday, June 05, 2006

I...don't know what to say. I'm still in shock, I think.
I finished it- **finished** done, blocked, and it's now neatly folded in my drawer out of reach of kitties or kiddies. I finished the Mystery Shawl #2.
I'm going to have some ice cream now.
Here's the proof:

Here it is blocking on my bed. I have a Queen sized bed, this shawl is freakin' huge! I was really worried about the tight bound off edge along the neck, and while I'm not pleased that the top edge is so inconsistent, it blocked fine. I would rather liked to have had a consistent edge worked along the top, but what is one to do?

And here is the shawl completely blocked and hanging on my VanGogh print of Cherry Blossoms that my most awesome mom got framed for me.
This is the cleanest place in my house.

note the cat up to mischeif as usual. No, he didn't pull it down, that was an attempt at artful draping. If he had pulled it down, the next finished project you would have seen here would be a lovely grey fur hat.

Also, I finished MladyM's socks! They are perfect sockly twinkies. Which is to say that they match just perfectly. See?
My feet are pretty close in size to the intended feet. These are a bit big on me, so they should be perfect. I'll be mailing them off to Canada just as soon as I can get to the post office.
I hope they fit okay. I really liked working with this yarn and I've got a weee ickle bit left over and I don't know what the frell I should do with it. More pictures of the socks here.

I've started on Dragonfly's socks (formerly known as Wintermoon) and they are going very quickly. I thought I would try the eye of the partridge heel, 'cause it looks neat and I've not done it before. I wasn't sure how it would look with the self-striping yarn, but it turned out just fine. (...goes to take picture...)
(...returns from taking picture) Well, as you can see, the heel flap turned out fine. I think I like how that looks even better. There's also a little preview of the picot edge for the cuff. I figured that since they were short socks, they needed something other than ribbing.
The thing in the background is a glasses case I made for myself because I suddenly needed one. I've got contacts now. While I wish they were the kind of contacts that could get me a job (I'm looking for one this summer), they are not. They are, however, the kind that I poke into my eyeball so I don't have to wear glasses. It's weird to just see my face in the mirror. I haven't seen that since 5th grade and I look a bit different. I like it. I can wear sunglasses that cost me all of a dollar ten cents.

I must tell you something. I had just finished the vinyard socks the day or so before I finished the MS#2. When I finished the shawl, I had nothing on my needles for five, maybe ten minutes. It was weird, let me tell ya. As it is, I've only got Dragonfly's socks on the needles right now. The second foot sweater isn't cast on yet and I've not got the pattern for the flower basket shawl yet either. I'm considering getting something from the stash and just casting something on. A hat? A scarf?
Can't be having one project at a time, now can we?