Thursday, May 11, 2006

Life got in the way of knitting

Thanks everybody for your kind and encouraging words! I Love comments, don’t you??
Life got in the way of knitting and blogging, too much to do in a short day, but I have been knitting along. I am in shock because I frogged half my sock. You guys are a bad influence on me… I don’t frog, I improvise… I had knit the sock to the toe decrease and realized that I will not want the patterned part in my shoe, it was too bulky, and made the foot part too wide. So I froggerd back to the gusset pu and decreased a few stitches. And yes, its pooling a bit at the top, that’s cause I ran out of yarn from this skein, and had to use a bit of leftover from another color (even if a close match). And no, I am not frogging it again. (I am totally humbled by Diana who swatches her projects extensively) I have started the second sock and it is going very fast. (next pair I will attempt 2 socks at once on only 2 circs). I can watch a movie with it now... I LOVE the way the heel turned out, with the staggering slipstitch heel flap. Like a field of flowers. they are also very comfy.I am already thinking next project. Mary thinks I should do this Lace/sock, since I have been threatening to make a lacy project. I have downloaded it a few weeks ago Mary, and it is on the long list. They are very cute, and can you see the theme- socks as the flowers of the field... but I am not sure this will be The one. I ‘d like to make Diana’s lacy socks if I do a lacy sock. I collect patterns, don't you...???
I received the chart from Amy for the mermaid, and also realized that it will be knit on size us2 needles, and one casts on like 500 stitches!
And speaking of flowers, the colors of the tulips are wild this year and this little patch reminded me of this little pillow I made a few years ago in Koigu, using triangle pick-ups. It was going to be a girl's cardi. The pattern was very tedious, and it ended up as a pillow...







Just to amuse myself I followed the hat instructions that came in the mermaid kit, using leftover Noro. I call it the nipple. Washing and drying it over as bowl (as directed) resulted in over stretching. it will be perfect for some bigheaded people...
So, I've been busy... but not too busy to stumble upon this lovely (LOVELY!!) Clapotis knit by Jane in what appears to be wonderfully soft, hand-painted cashmere. did I need to see this? ahhhhhhh. A must see (please be sure to sit, and have a napkin to collect your drool when you visit the website, and be sure to scroll through ALL the gorgeous colorways) Thanks for the tip Jane! One of those should be the yarn for my Clapotis, don't you think?

11 comments:

trek said...

Come do the Arizona Lace Socks!! I really like your socks.

Annelie said...

Thank's for your kind comment in my blog. I laught right out when I read it.
Love your socks. And that heel is just gorgeous. I haven't started any sock knit yet, been to buzy, but I might start monday. Think it will be a easy knit for a start.
Have a great day!

Necia said...

Lovely lovely. I'm trying to get more into socks too, so I can have a coupla pair come winter.

Necia

Mary, Mary... said...

The socks and flowers are a treat. I refuse to jump on the clap bandwagon, but I will loudly cheer you on from the sidelines. I think I should go on a link diet--you always lead me to such gorgeou$ yarns!

aija said...

Wow, nice closeups of your socks!

HildeC said...

OK, it's the middle of the night over here, and I was supposed to go to bed now. And then I see this post of yours, with all these wonderful, wonderful colours. And I suddenly realize I won't be able to sleep at all. All I want to do now is to go to the nearest yarn store and spend absolutely all my money on yarn in beatiful colours like this :-) I'm quite sure I will dream colourful and inspired dreams tonight (if I'm able to fall asleep at all :-)

Bridget said...

Love your sock colors! A beautiful sock. I'm right with you with the frogging, I am much more inclined to fix and adapt then to rip out work. I have to put the project away for awhile before I can face it to frog! A lace sock idea... Pomatomus from knitty! Or the Hedra, easier then the Pomatomus.

Rebecca said...

Wow - I love that lace pattern from Germany!!! Do you know how to get it in English? I started my first pair of socks - and now have the "sock yarn bug" I even joined the Blue Moon Socks club - yikes!

Alice said...

You put so much into each post, I have to schedule time to read them!! I'm going to make the Giotto sock, also by Anna Bell, when I've mastered the magic bloomin' loop technique. But I do like the Diana ones. Your socks look lovely - I hope you knitted the sole in seed stitch-ha ha! The boobie thing looks very rude and I love, love those yarns you guided me to. All the brill things seem to be in the USA, though (when it comes to yarns, anyway).

Annie said...

Oh how I love Koigu. Your socks are beautiful! Nice reference to the flower pics too. Yay!

Katia said...

Oh wow, those socks are stunning. Beautiful colours!