Thursday, April 23, 2009

This, That and the Other Thing

I started two new pair of socks. One pair is for knitting at work and one is just because I really wanted to use the yarn. The first pair is a pair of anklets I’m doing up in Summer Sox (5560 - Mandarin Mix) which is a new yarn we got in the shop this spring. I thought it would be nice to have a sample pair and it gives me a pair to use for demos during my sock class. I’m about halfway thru the first sock and it’s not too bad. The yarn is a soft cotton blend and the colors are striping fairly nicely. I’m sort of making this pattern up as I go based on the basic 7 stitches to the inch pattern in the Ann Budd Getting Started Knitting Socks book and one of the lace patterns from the book.
The second pair is from yarn I bought at Stitches two years ago. It's called Celestial Merino Dream by Lucy Neatby and the colorway is Bittersweet Chocolate. It’s been calling my name for a couple of months, so I thought it was time to make some socks with it. It's just as yummy to work with as it sounds . This picture is pretty close to the actual color:The pattern for these is Uptown Boot Socks by Jennifer L. Appleby from Favorite Socks. So far I like them.
I also finished the second baby sweater I was making, but still need to sew it up and add buttons.
And... yippee cayaay... I finished the front of Delve and actually have a picture to show. Here's my solution to not having a big enough blocking board; a set of these interlocking mats costs less than $20.00 at the hardware store and the size is adjustable!
I got started on the first sleeve and I was going to work on it at knit night, but forgot to bring the pattern, so I’ve only done about 2 pattern repeats so far. It will probably be my main project this weekend.
I don’t know if it’s because I’ve been in and out so much lately or if I did something else suspicious, but I’m a little concerned about what the cats were discussing yesterday morning when I walked in on this:
Not that I'm paranoid or anything, but this definitely looks like a conspiracy ... any thoughts?
Oh well, have a great weekend,
Happy Knitting! Nana

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