Tuesday, August 21, 2007

I'm Leaving - Well Soon Anyway

In twelve days we will be winging our way across the Atlantic towards Greece. I just realized today how much work is actually involved in getting ready for this trip, I've been in a bit of denial here and had to deal with some health issues so now I need to get organized. So because I haven't had much time to knit anyway and because I'd like to keep my other blog going I'm putting this on on hiatus until I return at the end of October.

If you want to know what I'm up to, where I'm going and where I've been come look over at The View From Here where I will be posting photo's and writing little commentaries about what I've seen. Ciao and happy knitting... Rositta


Saturday, August 11, 2007

There Has Been Knitting Happenin...Honest

There hasn't been a whole lot of time recently to knit but some stuff has been getting done. I finally finished one green sock and cast on the second. I got kind of bored with it, I guess green really isn't my color. But I had the yarn and I need to knit from the stash.

One Done One to Go

Also from the stash is the little blue cardi that will be perfect in Greece if I can get it finished on time, you know for those cool evenings. The yarn is also from the stash and it's Rowan Wool Cotton in a pretty dark blue.

For the first time I did a swatch...and since the gauge was perfect, I cast it on.
The pattern is called "spring fling" and it's from Knitty.

I Swatched

New Project

I also had a little Risata yarn left from the little socks I did so since I hate was I cast on these little wrist warmers. Their kind of cute, don't you think?

Wrist warmers

See, I've been busy. I also placed a large order with Knit Picks which hopefully will arrive before we leave for Greece. I don't know what's available over there and I'd hate to run out of yarn...


Friday, August 3, 2007

It's About Time

I have been working on this book bag of and on for a couple of months. The reason is that large needles are difficult for me to work with. Also, the larger the project the heavier it gets and the end result is I get really sore shoulders. So this will be my last large project for a while. I'm not sure I like it but it will hold a lot of books.

felted book bag

I also finished the little socks. They are nice and lacy and I suspect I'll wear them a fair bit on my trip. They are made with Knit Picks Risata, in the Buttermilk colorway and are made up of Cotton, Superwash wool, Polyamid and Elite whatever that is, but they are nice and stretchy and when washed go back to their original shape.

Lacy Sockettes

I have yarn left over from these sock project and since I hate to waste yarn I cast on for some little wrist warmers. I don't have a pattern, I'm just kind of winging it and using the same lacy pattern.

No posting this weekend, I'm heading to the cabin for a little decompression after getting the news about my health. I wrote about that yesterday on my other blog so I won't go into it here. There is no DSL at the cabin so I won't even be tempted. I will return Tuesday, hopefully with another completed pair of socks. I wish everyone a lovely long weekend.