Thursday, November 23, 2006

The baby knitting will now commence....

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Forgive me blogger...

...for I have sinned. It's been over a month (!) since my last post. Well I did finish my Bubble Wrap sock in October, I swear. I didn't knit it's mate yet, and well, I'm going to argue the technicality that it was Socktober, and not Sockstober. The fit is pretty darn good, and I do plan to do the other one sometime soon eventually.

I have been knitting other stuff as well. The Lace Wrap continues to grow, but I still have a ways to go. I think it will be done in time for Colombia which now appears to be in the Jan-March timeframe (boo). I also did what typical knitters do, in that, I stopped all projects on my list and started completely different projects. These included a scarf for my mom's birthday:
Pattern: Dreamswatch scarf (adapted from this pattern).
Yarn: Lion Suede in Teal; 2 skeins
Needles: I don't remember now....6's? 8's?
Comments: This yarn, like any chenille is tough on the hands (no sproing factor) but it is really soft and cozy. It's hard to get any great pattern to show with chenille, so this did the trick nicely I think. The color is my mom's favorite so she loved it. And it's short, because she's short.

I also made a scarf for myself, because one day it was cold and I thought I needed to hurry up and make one before my neck froze. Little did I know it would be over 60 degrees every day since then. But I'm all set for when winter really does set in:

Pattern: Winged it garter stitch scarf. CO 135 stitches and knit for about 30 rows.

Yarn: Catalina Chunky (in claret) & Moda Dea Prima (in burgundy) - one strand of each held together throughout.

Needles: Circular 17's

Comments: First time knitting with Alpaca and it is DIVINE. The Prima yarn is just enough to make it interesting without being overbearing. I LOVE the color of this and now want to find similar colored yarn to make some fingerless mitts. Thanks again to Kerry who gifted me the fabulous Catalina. Here's a closer pic, but the picture is way too pinky, it's more of a rich, well, claret is really the best word! I think I need to block this sucker better.

Lastly, I did start the crocheted white baby blanket as planned, in fact I'm almost done. Here it sits in it's usual resting place, waiting for me to work on it while I watch tv. Next post should have a finished pic.

Well, if you read my other blog, you know that's all thats going on in my life right now...hence the lack of posting. Now I have to do some Christmas knitting. I want to do two lace rectangular wraps, oh and I got a bright idea to knit a table cloth out of cotton for my MIL. I'll let you know how that idea pans out. Yes, I know there isn't much time left before Christmas, don't remind me!!