Friday, January 05, 2007

Pink and Green and Blue and…

Socktopia 2007 has begun and I’m knitting socks like a fool. I’m using the yarn I got at Rhinebeck from Briar Rose. It’s a 50/50 Mernio/Tencel and I love the way it feels and the sheen on the yarn. I may never take these socks off once they’re done.

We had three themes to pick from and when I saw that “Blue Monday” was one of them I had to use this yarn. I’m using the Baby Cable Rib pattern from Sensational Knitted Socks. I love it so.

Lady Eleanor continues to grow. I have 5 more skeins of wool and then I’ll decide if I need to go longer or not. I like my shawls to be fingertip to fingertip and I’m tall so I’ll see where it ends up.

I have a couple of items I’d like to admit are in the UFO heap and will commit to knitting on each of them every week till they are done. Cinxia and Viveka will be first because they’re definitely for colder weather.

Cherry Bomb – Big Girl Knits
Cinxia – Knitty
Viveka – Knitty
Moderne Log Cabin Blanket (aka Sad Blankie) – Mason Dixon Knitting

Although, the colder weather thing… We’ve had unnaturally warm weather here in NJ. It may possible get up to 70 degrees tomorrow. Maybe I shouldn’t worry about knitting those warmer sweaters first.

I finished the Socks that Rock and although it looks like I have a BIG HUGE gusset hole issue, it’s actually a goof in the pattern I made up. I didn’t plan for that very well and I didn’t notice it when I was knitting the 1st or 2nd sock, so it will stay there as a lesson to check self created patterns more carefully.


Anonymous said...

Great job-it all looks great-I am on a bit of a finishing old stuff up kick myself.

Anonymous said...

Want to do a Stevie Nicks turn? Are you kidding? ITS THE FIRST THING I DID!

Anonymous said...

Love the sock. You could always say that it is a design feature.

I love your Lady Eleanor. It is so pretty and your Entrelac is really good.

Anonymous said...

I love your Lady E.. The colors are gorgeous. And the sock is sooo cute. I love the lacey look.