Thursday, March 30, 2006

The latest...

Here are the purple Opal Evening Breeze Ripple Socks. And a close up shot of the stitch. It is a lacy ripple stitch and very nice.

Here are a couple of pink scarves I received on Wednesday (yesterday) to be taken to the Markey Cancer Center in July. These were sent by Mary in Washington state. I don't know the yarns used, but aren't they pretty?

The next 4 scarves I received today and are from June in Arizona. More beauty! The red scarf is the Irish Hiking Scarf using Caron Simply Soft. The navy scarf is a Drop Stitch using Caron Simply Soft again.

The first scarf on the left is a Diagonal Stitch using Patons Classic Wool and the one on the right uses Patons Country Garden DK in a Slip Stitch Rib. Such lovely work from two lovely ladies. Thank you all so much! Now I really must get cracking on my hats!

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Another finish!

I finished up the purple Opal ripple socks this afternoon...finally! Now I must get them to the intended recipient. I have started on a baby blanket also, using the Big Bad Baby Blanket in Stitch n Bitch, page 187. I have 24 rows knitted. This one will be for the 2nd child of Megan's friend. She is expecting another boy sometime in June or July? I'm using TLC Essentials in the Water Lily colorway. I think it will be quite handsome. I plan to make another one using this pattern again with Patons Simply Soft in the Baby Brights Ombre or maybe the pink LB Pounds of Love. I dunno. Haven't really decided on that one for sure. Maybe the pink blanket and use the Simply Soft for a girly 5hr sweater and matching bonnet.
I will post pics tomorrow when I have some good daylight.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Here we go...

Finally! The picture of my latest finish uploaded. Here they are, the latest Six Sox Knitalong called Glad Raggs. The pattern was written to have beads knitted in, but also an option for knitting just the lace pattern. That is what I did, simply because I didn't have access to beads that were the correct size for socks. Later I would like to knit these up again using beads.

Now I am working on the purple ripple socks that are a REALLY belated Christmas gift for my daughter's future MIL. They were to have been done for Christmas of 2004. And here it is, 2006. Yipes! Guess it's better late than never.

Gonna go knit now and will post my progress later today. Oh semi-unexpected snow day. We have icy and slick roads so school was FINALLY called off. Of course, after I was up and showered. Oh well, more time to knit!


Saturday, March 18, 2006

Another week, another pair of socks...

I can't get blogger to upload any pictures tonight. Don't know what is going on. Anyway, I finished the latest pattern from Six Sox Knitalong, the Glad Ragg socks. I used some gray Opal UniSolid yarn, US # 1 & 0 circulars, doing 2 socks on 2 circs. Loved this pattern. It was easy and turned out very nicely. It was originally written to use beads, but also offered an alternative for anyone who didn't want to use beads. I ordered some lavendar colored beads but decided not to use them and knitted up the gray yarn instead of lavendar Opal UniSolid. We just got the shopping list for the next sock pattern--any yarn will do! Solid, self patterning, whatever...will work with the next pattern which is called, I think, Catch of the Day. Can wait for the pattern, but in the meantime I still need to finish the purple Ripple socks for my future son-in-law's mother and I also pulled out some ribbon yarn, Lion Brand Incredible, to swatch up for another Clapotis. Hope it works alright. Need to hunt the stash for some yarn to use for a couple of baby blankets and maybe a hat, sweater, and booties!
Oh, btw, I think I forgot to post this news...I am going to be a grandmother sometime in June/July(step-, actually) My husband's oldest daughter, who has been married about 5 years is expecting. Also a good friend of my daughter is expecting her second child too. Another bit of great news is that my daughter, Megan, is engaged to be married. She is planning on April/May in 2007.

Friday, March 03, 2006

Another week's work...

Wow! This has been a crazy week and I am exhausted. Not much knitting done this week, except for the socks. I did 10 repeats of the pattern instead of just the recommended 7 cause I like my legs a little longer and now I have started on the heel flap. I want to turn on the speed and get these finished soon! I've got so many other things to finish up and others to get started.

This is as far as I have gotten on the purple Ripple socks. I have got to get these finished soon. They were supposed to be a Christmas present.

Well, things to know.
Gotta go.


Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Slow week...

It has been a slow week as far as knitting goes... I just haven't had the time or energy to do much knitting. This is as far as I have gotten on my Glad Ragg socks from the Six Sox knitalong. I should be at least down into the foot by now. I am hoping I can turn up the heat and get them finished this weekend. Maybe I am just burned out by concentrating on my Olympic Knitting. Hope that passes soon.
This pattern recommends knitting the pattern rows 7 times, but I think I will make 10 repeats because I always have plenty of yarn left and I would like a longer sock. Anyway, I am going to knit some more on these, and then off to bed.