Thursday, December 28, 2006

Taking it Easy

I have been relaxing this week readers, I have been knitting quite a bit but still do not have a lot to show you. I finished the second sock out of the Knit Picks dancing yarn.

I am not very excited about that though, glad to be done with it. I went to Unravelled, a knitting shop in Vancouver Washington, which is close to where I live in North Portland and found a ball of Opal Sock yarn in the most amazing colorway.It is inspired by a painting by a German artist, Hundertwasser, I think. I love it, you can see a close up of what I have knit so far on my photo page. I did not check gauge and recklessly cast on for a sock. It is too small and is going to be a glove which is fine as I need some and I think it will be very fun.
I also started some socks for my grandma today as she did not receive any for Christmas.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Eye Candy Friday

Sunset from my house in Joseph, Oregon

Second Sock Syndrome

Here are my glorious most recent single socks, two out of three have a mate casted on and one of these is past the heel. Can you guess which one that is?

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Almost Done

I finished this sock on Sunday, will post a less blurry photo soon.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Eye Candy Friday

This is my 9 month old American Staffordshire Terrier, Pedro. He is even cuter in real life and very difficult to keep still long enough to photograph!

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Quick Lace Scarf

So here is the quick lace scarf I made this weekend for Megan. It is a vine lace stitch from Barbara Walkers Treasury of knit stitches, volume 1, in Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk Aran, knit with US 10 1/2 needles. I was concerned that it might be too pedestrian but was very happy with the results once it was blocked, I wish you could touch and feel it. Being fellow fiber fetishists I think you can imagine the luxury of it.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Remember to Knit for Yourself

I finished the socks for my mom, whipped out a huge lace scarf for my friend Megan and made mini mittens to adorn other packages all weekend. I am tired, not of knitting but of knitting the particular projects I chose as Christmas gifts. I am pretty good at completing projects but I resent time constraints and the inability to go off on a creative tangent. I am reminded today of something my friend Kim said to me once about knitting, she said; "only knit for yourself". I thought at the time that this was very antithetic to the spirit of knitting, putting love and time into making usable gifts for friends and loved ones. Today though I resumed a pair of socks for myself that I started many moons ago and it felt very good to be knitting something just for me.

Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Christmas Knitting Be Damned

Here it is, the second sock for mom. I have passed the heel and finished the gusset. I looked in my bag just now to find the first sock to photograph them side by side but it wasn't there. Let's hope it is at home!