Saturday, July 28, 2007

Back from vacation

And it was great, and I got a lot of knitting done! MS3 was a little slower going than I thought it was going to be so I didn't get as far on it as I wanted, I'm only halfway done clue #2. But, knock on wood, I haven't had to frog anything, yet. Some tinking here and there, actually some tinking to do when I pick it up again. Oops. I made good progress on Jer's sock, about an inch on the leg left to do but the toe ups I frogged a couple of times. I'm going to have to find a cast-on method I like a little better, the pattern I have makes the toe too pointy, so those are on hold again.

My Ruby Sapphire sock club yarn came, it's pretty, but BRIGHT! Wow. It came with a pattern and some nice beaded stich markers too. I'm still waiting on my Yarn Pirate Booty Club yarn but I clicked the wrong thing on flickr last night and spoiled it for myself. I like it.

That's all for now, I'm not doing any online reading of anything since I have made it a week without hearing or reading any Harry Potter spoilers and I don't want it ruined now that I'm 1/3 of the way through. So, for now, I read instead of knit.

Thursday, July 19, 2007


The knitting update. All the main pieces of the Ella Baby sweater are finished and blocking, I don't plan on furthering it's progress at all until after vacation. It needs assembly, collar, button bands and buttons. It's going to be very cute. Socks, Jer's socks have become car socks, I knit them to and from Toronto on Tuesday, I'm about halfway down a leg. I'm liking them alot. I worked on Monkey tonight while I watched So You Think You Can Dance, and finished all the pattern repeats for the foot, the toe awaits me tomorrow and I will have accomplished the goal of having one done by the time we left. I'm not sure if #2 will be coming with me or waiting at home, haven't decided yet. In Toronto yesterday I bought beads for the Mystery Stole and being the bad girl that I am, I started it. I'm finished row 36 of Chart A of clue 1 (so far behind, clue 4 comes out on Friday). I like it a lot. I have also purchased one of these and hope to do it justice. It will take me a long time I'm sure. And I'm anxiously awaiting some sort of sock club delivery, I know one was shipped on Monday.

I'm going to try and get some pictures tomorrow, but I have vacation packing to do, don't want to forget any crucial knitting bits. And it's my birthday.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

It might just be Ravelry that does it

It being the push I need to actually get all my knitting paraphenalia organized. Maybe, in time. Because it will take time out of the knitting to get the knitting organized. And really, what do I prefer?

Friday, July 13, 2007

knitting knitting knitting

Well, Go With the Flow are finished and looking lovely on the feet of Jen. I was very happy with the way they came out and would use that pattern again. And of course you can't finish a pair of socks with out starting another, so I have started some Monkeys, with a picot cuff. One, I'm not sure if I like the picot functionally, it looks great but kind of floppy, and two, I've turned the heel and started the foot, but I'm thinking of ripping back to the leg and adding another (6th) repeat. I'm pretty sure I'm going to actually. I also have a pair of socks for Jer in Trekking that I'm cruising along on. They are a 2x2 rib and I knit them while the boys are in the pool or we're just sitting around, they're my upstairs socks/car socks.

I'm starting to try and figure out what I'm taking with me when we go on vacation next week. Monkey will come if it's not finished, Jer's socks, the Lorna's Laces to try some toe up, the poncho I've decided to make with the lovely Artyarns, and the Mystery Stole. Plus Order of the Phoenix and Half Blood Prince to re-read before I get home and can dive right in to Deathly Hallows. Think that's enough?

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Go with the flow, just go with the flow

So I'm cruising along on SIL's go with the flow socks. And after having to knit the heel flap twice due to my own stupidity, I negelected to remember that when I isolated the stiches (I think) as the pattern stated they weren't centred in the patteren, so I knit the entire heel flap, turned the heel and realized what I did. It was late, Jer said don't worry no one will notice, I lost sleep that night and ripped it back in the morning. I just couldn't live with it. So I knit the flap again while watching the boys swim on Friday afternoon, then turned the heel, mostly. After they went to bed I picked up my sock and the heel was all wrong, apparently I can't count properly and supervise swimming at the same time. Rip back heel and start again. By the time I went to bed Friday night I was only slightly farther along than where I was 24 hrs previously, but it's right. Now, here it is Sunday, late afternoon, and I have finished all the gusset decreases (I don't particularly like flap heels) and I'm cruising away on the foot. They need to be done for Friday night because we are going out for supper with them and I want to give them to her. AND, I want to finish them so I can start my Monkey's, I've decided that's what I'm doing with the Pink Granite, AND I'm expecting sock club yarn and I may need to start something with that, or I may have to wait and see what it wants to be first.

Tonight, no sock, super soft baby sweater instead. I want to get one pattern repeat done on the first front panel and sew the ends in on the completed back. That's the trick to me doing colourwork, sew the ends in as I complete each piece, then it's not quite so daunting.

I should take some pictures. Because really, what's the point of just talking about it if you can't see it. Not that anyone reads this anyways. Except maybe Ange.