Sunday, January 20, 2008

I'm Knitting - Really I Am!

I had big plans this weekend but unfortunately a 24 hour migraine got in the way. So here I sit with a drug induced hangover putting this together. I also wanted to switch to the new Blogger this weekend but I really am a big chicken when it comes to doing it. I am afraid that I will loose stuff, sigh...

On Friday after my appointment with the Heart Clinic I went for lunch with a friend and then on to our favourite yarn shop in Unionville. This little town is now surrounded by new sub divisions but the actual town has been preserved and was actually used to film one of the last episodes of the West Wing.

This is Mary's Yarns where my friend treated me to a gift.

Mary's Yarns Unionville

At 28 bucks for 115 grams of yarn this is the most expensive socks I will own.

New Sock Yarn

I am still working on this shawl which is taking longer than I anticipated. I guess getting sidetracked with other project might have something to do with it.

Lace Scarf

I am trying to knit at least two full patterns a day now so it is growing a little. That blue thread you see is my "lifeline". This pattern is so complex that if I had to rip it back I'd never be able to pick up the stitches. Of course with the lifeline in place I haven't made a single mistake. The pattern if anyone is interested is called Dimple Shale Lace Scarf and comes free from Knit Picks. It is a scarf pattern but I tripled the stitches to make a shawl.

Just in case anyone out there thinks I'm perfect, here is my goof...

Cardigan to Fog

This was more than half finished. Just the right front and two short sleeves when I realized it wasn't going to fit and there was no way I could block it to fit. This is an absolutely gorgeous Rowan Cotton Wool blend and it stretches but springs right back. So today with heavy heart, I will frog it, later gater...


Blogger CaliforniaKat said...

28 bucks for 115 grams, Jeez!!!

January 24, 2008 at 7:21 PM  
Blogger Rositta said...

Yes, they are going to be very expensive but special socks for sure. They are next on the agenda after I finish the ones I just started for Steve...ciao

January 24, 2008 at 7:35 PM  
Blogger Rositta said...

I forgot, that's over 40 Euros, roughly...ciao

January 24, 2008 at 7:37 PM  
Blogger Rositta said...

I think my brain was mush last night 28 buck is about 18 euros or so, I don't know where my brain was...

January 25, 2008 at 11:06 AM  

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