Thursday, August 24, 2006

Chistmas is coming! ACK! Gotta get BUSY!

Ok, so I finally had enough cash laying around to afford a trip to the LYS. I walked out with enough yarn for 2 pairs of socks. The first is a nice multicolor bamboo/superwash wool blend. The other is superwash hunter green. Both of these are destined to be Christmas presents. The multi-colored will be a plain ribbed sock while the green will feature a nice fat braid down the sides. Very conservative, but not too boring, I hope.

After casting on a couple of times - yeah, it takes me about 2 tries to decide how many stitches/needle sizes/gauge, I finally got the multi-colored socks underway. After 4 days of work, I am almost to the heel flap of sock number 1. Pretty fast for me, slow for so many others.... I have to say, it is looking really nice. I'm doing it with size 1 needles, which is very tight, but the person they are destined for has skinny legs, so this will work out.

4 months 'til Christmas and I have a lot to do, knit wise. 3 pairs of socks, finish the lace scarf, and I'd like to do a sweater for the baby. That's a lot for me. No time to wait as the Christmas madness is already here! And yes, it's still 90 degrees outside and I am playing with friggin WOOL. It IS madness, I tell you....

Thursday, August 10, 2006

One basic baby blankie done!

Took me longer than it should have, but hey - at least it's done and it looks pretty nice. Just have to block it now. And since it's acrylic, I'll have to research how to do that - pretty sure with a steam iron....

As for my next project, I think I will concentrate on finishing the lace weight moebius scarf and go spend some money on sock yarn for some new socks. Looking ahead to Christmas, I definitely want to do a couple of pairs of socks for a couple of special men in my life. I'd also like a pair for me. After that, I'm not sure what will be next - perhaps a shawl.... Yarn Harlot has me lusting after one.