Thursday, September 10, 2009

Late again

Once again I have been writing a blog post in my head for weeks, but have yet to sit down at the computer and actually type it out. In the mean time, I have finished, and started more projects. Shocking right?

First up, the beloved, Shawl that Jazz, that I finished almost a month ago. It's thick and cozy and warm and squishy, and blue. I love it.


I really enjoyed knitting it to, I thought I would get bored of all the garter, but I didn't. It may have helped that the bulk of it was knit on vacation with friends, but I did knit the super long edging rows at home where the tedium certainly could have set in. For the most part, it was a very well written pattern, the instructions could have been clarified a little for the beginning of the edging, but if you just trust in what is written and don't think about it too much it works just fine. I've said it before, but I used Blue Moon Fiber Arts Twisted in the In The Navy colourway on a 5.0mm Addi Turbo and it blocked easily to the measurements given in the pattern (which I can't recall at the moment).

After this was done, I sort of had to make myself finish my May Rockin' Sock Club socks before we went away with Jer's family for a few days. It's not that I didn't like the socks or the yarn, I like them both. But knitting them hurt my hands. K3tog, and SSSK at 8 sts/in is not fun. But I buckled down and got them done. They fit great and despite the crazy pooling, they look pretty good too.
Blue Moon Fiber Arts Rockin' Sock Club May 09
Fraggle Squiggle Socks by JC Briar
Socks that Rock Lightweight, Pepe LePlume
2.5mm KnitPicks nickel circular, magic loop

Then we went away for a few day with my in-laws to a location that required a 4 hour drive. I knit a baby sweater. But I'll leave that for next time, that and the knitting results from the local Fall Fair.

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