Monday, March 26, 2007

It's a Sock!

I started a pair of Roza's socks with my Lorna's Laces - girly stripe. I don't know whether it's the yarn or the pattern, but I am loving these socks. I can't put it down. I'm almost to the heel in about 4 days (which is definitely a record for me, my second Jaywalker took about 9 months). And so far, I am LOVING the Lorna's Laces. It's the nicest sock yarn I knit with (though I don't have that much to compare it to). The brioche stitch is also a lot easier than I thought it was going to be.

Happy Monday!

Tuesday update: I added a picture from Sunday night. I've already started the heel flap. I upsized this sock because I have wide feet and my gauge was a little off and I didn't want to change it. So I did quite a bit of math to figure out the heel (and toe) numbers. I feel like a big girl adjusting the pattern all by myself. Of course I say that before I actually knit it, it probably won't fit and then I'll feel stupid. Oh well.

Monday, March 19, 2007

I did it!

I finally finished my Jaywalkers. I started them on June 30, 2006 and finished March 18, 2007. I knit a whole other pair of socks in the time it took me to finish the second sock. I do love these socks and I love the pattern - I will definitely make another pair, I already have the yarn sitting in the stash. I also made a hat for Lorelei's baby doll yesterday. I love baby hats, they take no time to make.

Since I'm down to only 1 WIP (Cozy), I was finally able to pull out my new swift (my Christmas present to myself) and my not-so-new ballwinder. The swift makes it 1000 times easier to make pretty yarn balls. I balled some Lorna's Laces for my next pair of socks. I also balled some Cascade 220 to swatch for my Perfect Sweater. I don't think I'm going to start this for a while, but I'm getting ready for the day when I feel motivated.

Monday, March 12, 2007


I'm finally up to post #100 and it only took a year and a half.

To celebrate - FOs!

I finally finished the socks for Lorelei's dad. The second sock took me two months, so the entire pair took about 6 months to finish. I've decided that I will never again have two pairs of socks OTN at any one time.

In other news, I'm in the process of buying my first house. We won't be moving in for another two months, until the current occupants move out, but I've already started preparing.

Look, new dishcloths for the new house!

I'm down to only two WIPs - my Jaywalkers (I'm half-way through the foot on the second sock so these are almost finished) and Cozy. Cozy is on ball 4 of 9 - it's taking forever, but I love the way it's turning out.