Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Miss Me?

Hey, few and faithful, thanks for checking back. Since it's been a while since I've posted, I thought I'd give you a project update. As always, click the picture for a bigger version.


These are the Raindrop Lace Socks using Lorna's Laces in the Seaside colorway. I mostly save these socks for sock club, since both the pattern and yarn came from the store. It doesn't look like a lot of progress has been made, but the exciting thing is that I'm less than an inch away from starting the heel of sock 2.

Here's my version of the Jaywalker in Socks That Rock Red Rock Canyon. There hasn't been much progress on this sock, either, even though it went with me to see the Yarn Harlot at the end of last month.

Morgan's Pomatomus socks are not growing, because I haven't been working on them. This pattern takes concentration, and I haven't had a lot of that lately. That's okay. Morgan's birthday isn't until November. Heh.

The good news is, Calvin's socks are done! See, one sock in the top of the picture, one sock in the bottom of the picture. Okay, you caught me in a lie. I still only have one of Calvin's socks done. What are the chances they'll fit him in June? Who knows. I mean, now that he's eating solids, he'll probably be as tall as me next week.

It may look like I've started another sock, but rest assured that's not possible. Why would I start yet another pair of socks when I have four(plus) pair already on the needles? It wouldn't be because Nicole is teaching a sock class and because I wanted to go hang out with her and the class. I fear I won't finish the cuff by next week's second part, though. (It's a cabled toe sock using Trekking.)

Not Socks

Remember this one? Hey! It's an entrelac bag. Not much progress because it hasn't seen much action. If it was a 7th grade basketball player and I was the coach, this bag's parents would stop me in the hallway after a game and demand to know why their kid wasn't playing. I'm going to be teaching this bag at the end of the summer. I better get a move on. If only this bag had a better percentage from the free throw line.

This is my Lilac Garden sweater. See how close I am to being finished? The top half of the picture is the back of the sweater, and the bottom half is the front. All I have to finish is one sleeve on the back and sewing the seams.

Here's a close-up of the three needle bind off on the right shoulder. Mmm, three needle bind off.

Lastly (of the current projects), this is the Print O' The Wave Stole that I'm making for my mom. (Hi, Mom!) She knows about it already, so I'm allowed to post it here. I have 8 (of 40 total) repeats finished. It's made from Knitpicks Shadow in Jewel.

If there are other projects that you've been eagerly waiting to hear/see/squander, they probably aren't finished. In fact, they've probably graduated to a plastic bag in a box in a remote corner of my apartment. Shout out in the comments if I missed something.

Thanks for reading, and thanks for being patient with me.


trek said...

Beautiful knitting! Love the socks.

Kimmie said...

Brookeley! Haha - that looks funny spelled out. So glad you're back! You're my favorite! So if your Entrelac bag is the player sitting on the sidelines, mine is the equipment manager. Will we ever get done???

Joy said...

Wow - the wrap for your mom is lovely!

Great to see you back, even if you haven't got much progress to show. There are seasons for knitting and seasons for other things -- kinda like basketball is only played in the winter. :) just tell the knitting that spring training will start soon and until then, rest up and eat lots of protein.

Leone said...

Hope you don't mind me commenting, I got to your blog off of Yarn Harlots but I also have noticed your patterns in Knitty. Your socks inspire me, I am really quite impressed. I've only knit one sock (not a pair, just one) and I used my own fair isle pattern (skulls) and I knit the fair isle too tight and the sock won't even get over my foot, let alone my brother in laws foot. It's kinda sad.

bean said...

hey! work on my socks! and calvin's! what's the deal? my feet are growing too, you know.