29 April 2009

Striped socks

I finished these socks just in time for a heatwave. I only put them on for the picture.
Pattern: Sock Recipe: A Good, Plain Sock by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
Yarn: Schachenmayr nomotta Regia Design Line Kaffe Fassett, colorway 4253
Needles: size 2
Thoughts: Self-striping yarns are so much fun to work with, but the results leave me feeling a bit disappointed. Certainly I'll wear them, but on the whole I prefer solid or mostly solid sock yarns. The Yarn Harlot's recipe is great since it really made me think about the construction of a sock. I'm especially proud of the heel I did this time.

26 April 2009

Bad Spot!

Last night I was reading, for the umpteenth billion time, Happy Birthday, Spot by Eric Hill, one of the many sequels to Where's Spot? There is always one page that really annoys me in this book and I decided to share it with you.

Do you see what it is? Why is the yarn ball not attached to the knitting? Is it just sloppy illustrating or did that rambunctious Spot just break the yarn? I always wonder about this and either answer is upsetting.

02 April 2009

Project update

Sorry for the long absence, but I haven't finished anything in a while.

For those of you who guessed that I was starting the Estes Vest from IK Fall 2008, you were correct! Unfortunately, I haven't gotten very far. Lately I haven't felt like knitting anything that requires much concentration.
I have been working a lot of the mystery blanket that I started last summer. I only have 4 more squares to knit before the weaving begins. My progress is largely due to a Wednesday night knitting group that just started (thanks Annie!). I will finish it in time for next winter, if only to keep my husband from complaining about how cold he is while sitting on the couch.

However, all my works in progress might have to be dropped because I just got home from my LYS, which is having an anniversary sale.
I'm afraid most of what is in that bag is a secret for now, but I can show you this:
I'm super excited to knit the Vintage Vest.