Saturday, June 19, 2010

It's been a long time!

So today I finished a pair of socks and thought "wow, I haven't posted in a long time". I call these the WW socks because I only knit on them while at Weight Watchers meetings. They are a thicker weight yarn than usual which meant I didn't have to go to meetings for 5 years just to finish them. Now I need to figure out what the next WW project will be.

Anyway, the pattern is my own concoction of other people's ideas. The toe is Judy's Magic Cast-On and the heel is Fleegle's. Both of those are linked on the side bar. The stitch pattern is stolen from Froot Loop Socks on Knitty. The cuff is my own, I combined a standard 1x1 rib while continuing the mini cables where they existed in the pattern. And then the bind-off is the new Jeny's Suprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off which I'll add to the side bar when I'm done with this post.

I'm still working on the Evenstar shawl that I posted way back in March. I'm at exactly the half way point in the border repeats. They are knit perpendicular to the rest of the shawl and are a bit slow for me. Only because I keep getting myself distracted. Yesterday I finished one repeat in 25 minutes and another one took me 2 hours... guess which one I was actually concentrating on? The full pattern is now available for sale on Susan Pandorf's website, plus you can see what a finished one looks like. I decided not to use the beads. They were taking a really long time and my bead selection was not adding anything to the beauty of the shawl. I've seen others that just look stunning, mine didn't have the same pizazz (right side has beads, left doesn't). I'll find another use for them eventually.

I'm also working on an Odelia sweater out of Knit Picks Swish Worsted in Merlot Heather. The color is much richer than it looks on my screen here. I wanted a sweater that would still work for me if I continue to lose weight and I wanted a color that can act as a neutral, so I can throw it on over almost anything. Maybe even the air conditioned office if I get it done.

I also have a pair of socks I'm working on randomly. They are from Wendy Johnson's Socks from the Toe Up. I'm using yarn that is leftover from my Enchanted Wood shawl finished in February. I'm a lot further than this but don't have current pictures. I am actually finished with one and starting the gusset on the second sock.

Oh, and I bought new shoes today. I needed brown dressy sandals for work.

finally an obligatory silly kitty picture.


Aesox said...

There's a whole lotta good lookin' over there :D Love those shoes!

Carol said...

Pretty socks and they look like they fit! Have tried crocheting socks (several times, several patterns) but can't get them to fit right. Like the shoes.

knittingdragonflies said...

Good looking socks, (and shoes). Love the sweater pattern.