Wednesday, May 9, 2007

On the needles

1. Second Rockin' Sock

2. Raglan toddler sweater using "The Precious". This could quickly be frogged if I find a better pattern

3. Sewing together Cabled Coat

4. Must find buttons for Lucy's sweater

5. Must block Purple wrap-around sweater

It's really not that much.

I'm supposed to be going to the LYS on Saturday. Hopefully I will be getting supplies for Jen's friend's baby's sweater (Jer delivered her) and if I can get the man to pick a pattern, wool for that too. Maybe something for C or J.

I made a list of Blue Moon colourways I want

Lucy, Little Bunny Foo Foo, Socktopus, Terra Firma, Undertoe, Covelite, Jade, Obsidian. That's a lot of sock yarn, but as I was trying to explain to Jer, it's entertainment for me costing about $1/hour. It doesn't really get any better than that. It's cheaper and more practical than say, GOLF!

Monday, May 7, 2007

Hand-dyed, beautiful Hand-dyed

Well, the needles finally came. They are so pretty and shiny. I should start on the sleeves to the ladybug sweater now. Should.
I've been looking and looking at Blue Moon Fiber Arts WAAAAAAY to much. Everytime I go there I find a new colourway that I want, I must get to Toronto soon before I start spending money on shipping in addition to too much sock yarn. I finished the Rockin' Sock in Blue Moonstone last night and although it's beautiful, I think I prefer a short ribbed cuff followed by the stockinette in the leg rather that the ribbing all the way down. I do like the look of the short row/ hourglass heel though.
I'm almost done the back of the sweater I (finally) decided to make out of the GORGEOUS Artyarns supermerino. With only 4 hanks my options were pretty limited. I'm still a little worried that I won't have enough but we'll see. I'll do the sleeve next and if I have to dive into the third I'll have to frog it and try something else. I'm not good at this 'buy some yarn and decide later what to do with it' thing. I'm a buy yarn with a purpose kind of gal. I still buy a lot of yarn, but it's all spoken for.
And now, on with the day.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

First socks!

The first socks are done.
Pattern from Knitting Rules! by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee aka The Yarn Harlot
Flap heel.
Trekking Pro Natura Colour #1601