Thursday, July 26, 2007

Update coming tomorrow

with superwash merino, some wool nylon sock yarn (the kind with the tighter twist, rather than the smooshier one), some roving (a red shetland, a blue/purple merino, and at least 2 more that I forget), and some of Barb's Canadian sock yarn (wool/mohair/silk blend). Also one plum-ish/fuschia-ish laceweight in alpaca silk.

It's been a rough month for me healthwise, but I'm feeling better now and I am hoping to get 1 or 2 more updates in before vacation time in mid-August.

Meanwhile, I'm still waiting for more silk....

Thanks for hanging in!

Monday, July 23, 2007

Finished Socks

I'm slow, I admit it. These socks have both been done for a while, but I'm just getting around to posting photos. First up are the Senior Citizen socks I made for my hubby. He really loves them!

I also did some knitting for myself. I made a second pair of Monkeys using Fairy Wings. The colors are simply scrumptious!

I still have some BBF in the stash, so I'll be busy for a while.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

I finished something!!!!

I am horribly embarassed to say that this is my very first BBF finished object - the Montego Bay scarf from Interweave Knits Summer 2007. I can't believe it's taken me this long. I've been hoarding sock yarn and laceweight for almost a year but this silk is unbelievable. I started this on June 24th and finished it this morning. It's 70in long and about 9in wide (but both change dramatically since the pattern is stretchy). I modified the fringe from braided to loose & knotted. I love this scarf. I only wish it didn't make me completely overdressed on the pre-school run...


Monday, July 09, 2007

Diagonal Cross Rib Socks

Diagonal Cross Rib Socks - Verbena Black Bunny

It has been awhile since I've completed a pair of socks and these may be my favorite yet. It could be the fact that I benefited from someone de-stashing on Ebay (I jumped on this yarn!), maybe it is the fit, it is probably because both socks are finished -yay! I just grafted the second toe while waiting for my daughter to get home from a late movie. Oh, I barely had a smidge of yarn left over - I was sweating it!

Sock particulars:

Pattern: Diagonal Cross Rib Socks - Favorite Socks 25 Timeless Designs from Interweave

Needles: Sz 2 for upper leg; Sz 1 for lower leg and foot

Changes: Shortened the leg from 8" to 7"

Finished sock 1 - 7/5/07

Finished sock 2 - 7/9/07-ish