Monday, April 21, 2008

Lots Of Knitting Going On - I'm Practicing

For those of you who read my other blog will know I've been feeling kind of pissy recently, hence not much blogging. I have been knitting though and have the Central Park Hoodie pretty close to finished. The back, two fronts and one sleeve are done. I hope to have it done soon.

Whenever I get bored with it I start new socks. I'm practicing for the Sock Wars III that starts May 3rd. I may start knitting some stuff for baby Elliotte again soon. I'm thinking of a little dress maybe, well see what her Mom thinks though before I start.

I bought a cone of this yarn, it's pure wool so there will be more than one pair made.

March 19 012

Saturday, April 5, 2008

I've Joined The War - The Sock War

My friend A Knitting Nurse encouraged me to enlist in this war so I did. The deal is to kill your opponent with a finished pair of socks, got that? I didn't quite get it either but you can read about it here and maybe enlist yourself, if you like knitting socks that is.

Since I knit a lot of socks and I think I'm pretty quick at it, unless it's a horribly complicated pattern I should get at least past the first round, I hope. I better go practice a little...


Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Knitting Update - WIP

See, not just socks are getting knit around here. This is the back for my Central Park Hoodie and it's almost done. I have never had a cardigan in a brown tone but I think it will suit me and goes with just about everything I own color wise. I'm not very good at knitting larger things, it tends to hurt my hands and my shoulders so it is a slow knit. I hope that by the time we leave for Greece again it will be finished.

Central ParkHoodie Back

I'm also still working on this shawl from last year. I tend to do this one in bed at night while were watching Leno and manage about 8 rows a night. Someday it too will be finished.

Lace Shawl

And the socks, of course the socks always get finished... Seems to be the easiest thing to knit. The colorway, although beautiful presented a problem. I had a really nice pattern picked and after doing the entire leg I realized it wasn't going to look nice. So it got frogged and just done in stockinette stitch. Now even though I started my cast on for the second socks on exactly the same color it didn't come out the same. Why is that? This is not the first time this has happened to me. Anybody else have that issue?

Very Colorful

So here they are, the finished socks.

Socks That Rock