Monday, May 29, 2006

I have been knitting, honest!

Ok, so I have been writing about making lists and just as I think I can close them, a new project comes up and a revision is in order... Like this little number which looks cute and seems easy and just right for summer. It will also be a totally “not me” project, which is good for me, to get the brain cells fired up. Not that there is anything wrong with plain old familiar stuff…
What yarn do you think will be good for this? Katie made it in Sirdar Snuggly 4-ply.
I am making good progress on the basketcase, [in Koigu from stash, I don’t know the color #, its from a few years ago, but I love all the surprise colors in it, with 2 US1 addi circs] (its unblocked yet, of course). Progress is happening despite the many “long-weekend/outdoor kids-inspired activities”, but sleep is not plentiful… I read somewhere that there is a “midnight knitters KAL” but I don’t know how they do it. When I first started the basketcase, I did some pattern repeats at night, (past midnight, mind you) only to find in the morning that it was all over the place. That’ll teach me… I frogged a bunch of repeats. Me, frog! Who would have believed… The basketcase (2 on 2circs) is fun to knit; the pattern keeps you interested but not overwhelms. This is my first time to knit full socks 2 at once on 2 circs (I made some iSocks together before) and it rocks!! The only time I had to separate them was to turn the heel and PU for the gusset. Once the gusset stitches were all in place, I resumed the 2on2 for the decreases. It appears to take longer, but hey, when you are done- you got two!! No more SSS and your socks are really the same!
You people are such a bad influence on me… I even swatched my Trekking yarn (#36) for the Trekk KAL. I think it’ll be a plain stockinet sock. The patterns seem to be lost on this very colorful yarn. It’ll be fun to just- knit….
Today is the day a set for myself to cast on for the VK lace scarf. We’ll see if I make it…
And, I have to work on my Project Knitaway. I abandoned my original plan for this yarn and have to progress with the new plan (the exchange was of "unwanted yarn").
There is not enough time for all we want to do. The days are too short over here!!
Now off to ride the bike and hit the pool with the kid; how long can I keep him inside on a great day like today… As it is, thank god for PBS and thanks to the generous support of viewers like you! (I am a very appreciative member, are you!?!)

13 comments:

aija said...

Hey, I dig your wine glass sock in progress display! :)

Mary, Mary... said...

Hot cami, baybee! Uh, the longer Bcase socks look a little like The Bog People. No, really, they'll last for centuries, I'm sure. I mean they're built to last...oh nevermind.

Anonymous said...

interesting closeup. reminds me of some brick work.

Dave said...

The socks are looking great -- I LOVE the colours in that Koigu !!

Annie said...

Those socks look great! Yay! The cami looks cool, and so does the scarf. I have decided to do a chevron sock with my Trekking in a pale-ish colorway. So many projects....so little time....

Rain said...

The socks look fab so far. It's amazing how many colours there are in the yarn, it's lovely.

I was looking at the Razor Cami recently too. It's lovely, but I don't know if I'd wear it very much.

Alice said...

Can't see what it is you're planning to knit and need some ideas for - the site has gone! Now I'm intrigued.....

Ooooh I love that red Trekking yarn, gorgeous gorgeous. And I keep meaning to try the two circs thing. I will try the two circs thing! Will keep an eye on how you get on.

I saw that lace scarf you are planning and admired it then, so I'll be interested to see your progress.

aquaknits said...

Your basketcase socks are coming along nicely! I think I really need to learn 2 socks on circs to avoid future sss. Love that razor cami. I think rowan 4ply cotton might be just right for it.

Monica said...

Hehe, love the creative use of your wine glasses. Socks are looking great!

Hilde C. said...

I've looked at the link/picture you put as a comment on my blog about the Spanish moss. My picture does look like the moss. I didn't even know something like Spanish moss existed. It made me laugh :-)

The VK lace scarf looks gorgeous, I can see why you are planning to make that :-)

Garngamen said...

Great. Really like the brickwork and Koigu. But you are being busy. That shows. (and popular too, hey 10 comments.. do you know everyone?)

Paul said...

The basketcase socks are gorgeous! The colors are wonderful. And I agree about the Trekking XXL: US1 are the way to go! ;-)

Cheryl said...

Hey, cool idea to model your socks on the wineglasses! I love the way it looks.