Saturday, July 26, 2008

For the Nanners...

I want to start another sock tomorrow and can't make up my mind which yarn to use. #1 is Socks That Rock - Love in Idleness #2 is Socks That Rock - Rose Quartz
#3 -- Socks That Rock - Lovers Leap
#4 -- Socks That Rock - Lucy
#5 -- Lorna's Lace - Valentine
#6 -- Joslyn's Fiber Farm Twinkle Toes - Montego Bay
#7 -- Koigu - ??purples??
#8 -- Mountain Colors Bearfoot - Obsidian

So my fellow Plurkers...which one for the Nanners? Post your choice in the comments. And if you don't Plurk, why not?

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Another day's progress

although it is minimal. Second day of the mid-July Monthly Dishcloths KAL
and into the gusset of the STR Cleopatra Socks.
I am probably spending too much time at

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Cotton & wool...

First the cotton is day 1 of the Monthly Dishcloth mid-July KAL. Don't know what it is to be yet.
The wool is the Cleopatra Socks up to the gusset. These are the last shipment from the STR 08 sock club. They are not the easiest pattern I have ever done, but I am catching on. I did change the toes on these but they are the ones I like.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Forgot something!

Here is the Mystic Light after I picked it up from the county fair.
And a close up of the bottom edging. I love how it turned out after I overdyed with the Black Cherry Kool Aid. It took away the orangey parts which I wasn't crazy about anyway.

Tip toes...

Finally got re-started on the toes of the Cleopatra socks from the STR sock club. Here is what I have so far. These have been hard for me to get into. The pattern is not that easy to remember. No that I have a rhythm going it is getting easier.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Orkney Pi section 2 finished

Not the greatest picture, but it was the best I could do in better light than my house. I have no place to stretch it out with good light. Anyway on to section 3. I'm now 2/5ths done with this project.


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Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Two more

Sorry I just can't resist these quick finishes... This one is called Showers in Spring.This one is Soaring Rocket (Happy July 4th).
Both of these used Sugar n Cream cotton yarn--light blue for the first and red for the second. Also used 3.5mm needles for both clothes. Both patterns came from ShirleysKnittingKnook yahoo group

I'm still working on the Orkney Pi shawl and am almost finished with section two. I will spread it out and take another progress photo. Sorry I didn't get a photo of the Mystic Light shawl before I took it to our county fair to enter. I will get one at the end of the week.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Dyeing to be finished

Finally finished knitting clue 5 of Mystic Light. Here it is lying in a blob on the deck table. I have not been happy with the way the lace and the color are fighting each other. I decided to overdye with some Black Cherry Kool-Aid.
Here it is cooking in the crock pot with the color now exhausted from the water.
Lifted up for a quick look. I have now rinsed it out and rolled it in a towel to get out any excess water. It is pinned out to dry. I will take a picture tomorrow when it is dry.
Have a happy 4th!