Friday, July 13, 2007

Where to Begin?

Yes, I'm still here (thanks for asking, Sock Pal!), and I'm still knitting away.

I can't believe it's been 2 months since I posted. The end of May was insane because school was winding down. The first half of June was also intense because I took my class on a three-day trip to camp on Catalina Island right before the last week of school when grades, awards, and end-of-year office items were due.

After all the craziness was over, I just wanted to knit. I was even ignoring my daily blog reading in favor of my sticks and string. It's taken me this long to actually want to blog again.

It's easier to write bullets for this update, so here's what I've been doing.
(Edited and corrected on July 22, 2007 to include sock pictures and other FOs.)
Finished items:
  1. Clapotis - it's my second one, and it was knit from Briar Rose Fibers Wistful in a pretty rose and olive colorway.
  2. A matching Dream Swatch Head Wrap designed by Wendy.
  3. Lisa Souza Mardi Gras socks in the Child's First Sock pattern from Knitting Vintage Socks. I ripped the first sock I had done with this yarn because of gauge issues with the second sock.
  4. The Rockin' Sock Club Inside Out Monsoon socks.
  5. Black Bunny Fibers Fairy Wings socks in the omnipresent Monkey pattern.
  6. Black Bunny Fibers Senior Citizen socks in plain old stockinette for the DCA.
  7. And, last but not least, my Sockapalooza 4 socks.
On the needles now:
  1. Maude (again) in Koigu. this time it's turning out beautifully. It helps to use the correct needles!
  2. Chevron Scarf from Last-Minute Knitted Gifts. This one is done in Socks That Rock Mudslide and In the Navy, and it's for my mom. I told her she should try knitting it, but she said purling affects her blood pressure, so I'm doing it myself to save her the trouble.
  3. Rockin' Sock Club Kneehigh to a Grasshopper socks in the Silkie Socks That Rock Walkin' on the Wild Tide. One down, one to go with this pair. I took a break from these to work on my SockPal's pair.
In the immediate queue:
  1. A sweater for me using my pretty purple alpaca in my stash. I'm considering Notre Dame de Grace from the most recent IK. I have a couple of other ideas in case it doesn't work out.
  2. Hanami Stole from Pink Lemon Twist with the Black Bunny Fibers Laceweight I bought especially for this project.
  3. Rockin' Sock Club Firebird Socks - I'm absolutely itching to do this pair!
Extremely extravagant purchases:
  1. Harry Potter Sock Club from Sunshine Yarns.
  2. Enough Cherry Tree Hill, Claudia Hand Painted, Lorna's Laces, and Seacoast from The Loopy Ewe for 6 more pairs of socks. (This isn't as bad as it seems because I was spending the gift certificate to buy yarn for the patterns in Favorite Socks--both of which were birthday presents. The DCA rocks!)
  3. The Yarn Harlot's latest and More Sensational Knitted Socks--I picked these up yesterday because I don't want to wait until Christmas to get them.
That's all the latest. I'll try to be a bit better about updates, but with an upcoming vacation, I make no promises!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

as long as you're around to receive your socks, i'll be happy, lol. i'm working frantically on them (i took a 2 month break on them, sigh), and i think you'll love them!

sounds like your needles will be clicking like mad! no starting fires!

your sock pal