Thursday, July 26, 2007

Late, Pictureless, WIP Wednesday

Why? Because last night in a fit of unexpected organization I pulled out my label maker and starting filing away all my loose patterns. It all started when I decided to search on line for knee high sock patterns and kept thinking that "I have that printed out already" and that I should look for it at home.

That proved more challenging than I thought. I have patterns all over; in every tote bag and every bag from work, in files and folders and in stacks on the end table, absolutely everywhere. So the two new expandable files I got at Target were put to use. Time flew and when I finally had everything in order and arranged the way I wanted, it was 10PM. So, no pictures.

But, I’ve been working on Soleil from Knitty. I’ve had my eye on this pattern for a while and when I went to a “please buy it all so we don’t have to count it” inventory sale last month, I splurged on Rowan Calmer. The color is “Tinkerbell”. Not to mention if you bought a sweater’s worth of yarn – 35% off. How could I resist?

This is the first time I’m using Calmer and it’s a joy to knit. It’s beautiful stuff. I’ll definitely use it again.

I’ve also been working on golf socks for my Dad. I haven’t got very far, and feel like I’ve been knitting the foot for ages. Remind me not to make any socks for my brother who wears a size 15 shoe.

Tomato is sitting next to my knitting chair and has been ignored for the last week. I’ve re-knit it back to the colorwork and then I put it down because the Calmer was next to it and it wanted me to cast on and I couldn’t resist. I’ll get back to Tom as soon as I have Dad’s socks done.

Unless I decide to start the mammoth project of organizing my yarn.


Bezzie said...

Your brother wears a size 15 shoe? I can't even begin to fathom that!!!

Dorothy said...

Oy! Size 15 shoes! That is a very large pair of socks.

Great job on all your organizing. I keep thinking about trying to do that too although the sheer size of the job is putting me off.