Monday, September 17, 2007

AHHH!! It's Fall...

... and I have yet to complete 1 sweater. I thought by now I would have knit, or at least started to knit one by now! I have the pattern picked out and the yarn and needles ready to go, but not even a stitch started. I guess it was not meant for me to knit a sweater this year.

What I have been knitting, is socks! Tons and tons of socks! O.K., maybe not tons and tons, but socks are pretty much my carry along project that I knit during my spare moments ( which
seems to be more and more consumed by work!) and that is starting to become few and far between.

Between being sick and work, I have had some time to start a few projects and also finish a few as well. Today, I started on a sock, toe -up with a cable pattern that I came up with. The yarn is Lorna's Lace's in the River color way from The Loopy Ewe. I kind of have a love/hate relationship with LL. One day I love it and the next day, it's meh... But anyway, today I'm loving it and I am already past the heel of sock no.1.

Here is a close-up of the pattern. Maybe I'll write it up one day!

Next to the LL sock is the Embossed Leaves Socks. I absolutely luuuurve this pattern! I think this is the third pair that I have started! It's a super easy pattern to remember and looks really pretty on the foot.

So, in my fit of startitis, I have cast on for another Clapotis (the blue/purple one on top). I knit one of these way back when I first started knitting and have been meaning to knit another from a better quality yarn. For this Clapotis, I'm using Shaefer Anne from Little Knits. Yes, That's my secret spot for BFL, Shaefer, CTH and many others. (Please save some for me!!!) I'm using sz 6 32 " addi lace needles (from Little Knits as well) and I hope to have this finished for RHINEBECK!!!! Yes, I have already requested those days off from work. O.K. Back to the Clapotis. I Love the pattern and I will probably knit 1 or 2 more for myself (I have a few more skeins of Shaefer Anne in the stash!!)

The other knitted blob in the picture is a shawl/ baby blanket that I started in BFL I forget the colorway and it is the Christening Shawl pattern from Shawls and Scarves. It's coming along slowly but surely.

I do have some F/O's!! I started these back in June but just got around to finishing them!

Stats: Started: June 10th ish..
Finished: Sept 10th
Pattern: Plain Vanilla 60 sts
Yarn: Claudia Hand Painted in OOPS!

This yarn was super yummy! I can't wait to start the next pair!

Stats: Started: May20th
Finished: Sept 10th
Pattern: My Own (Dragon Skin Lace)
Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber STR in Watermelon Tourmaline

The yarn was a pleasure to knit with. I guess I got bored with the colors during the 2nd sock b/c I went 2 1/2 months without even touching it! I might order more in the future.

Well, I will have a super yummy post later on in the week (hopefully this cold is gone by then) and I will show my new acquisitions.....



a friend to knit with said...

oh my goodness! your socks are fabulous...not to late to start that sweater! :)

Necia said...

Girl I feel your pain, as I am so socked out, yet what do I have with me right now, yup a sock! I decided to work on a sweater that I started last year. Last week I did great, now it's back sitting, ugh. Maybe we can get it our sweater knitting done together. Ooh rhinebeck, I hope I get a chance to meet you!


Pennie said...

looks like you have been busy knitting up socks . . . love them . . . someday I will knit me a pair someday . . . still working on purses - love purses

Deborah said...

those projects look like fun!