Thursday, January 26, 2006

Works in Progress

OK, I know its been a while since my last post, so I've gone a bit crazy and taken alot of photos of some works in progress. First of all, I took a few photos at my knitting group, The Southwest Knitting and Crochet group that meets in Putney at the Natural Cafe every other Wednesday. This one came out quite good, but the others weren't as flattering. Didn't want anyone to get angry with me.

I finally finished the socks. Now I am addicted. I have read for a long time that socks can be that way. I can't figure out what it is. I have never really liked working with dpns, but once that sock gets going, it is really fun to see it work up, and there is something fun about doing the heel flap, turning the heel and picking up the stitches. I really enjoyed making these, though they turned out a bit big. They are more of house socks for me rather than ones that I can wear with shoes.

Next are my works in progress. First is a project that I started about a year ago. At first it was full steam ahead, but it got a bit boring, and I put it aside. The pattern is from Last Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson. I have to say that there is no way this is a last minute gift unless you plan on working 24 hours a day for weeks. Now that the weather is cold, it is nice to work on as it is very soft and warm. I am about half way through.

I am also working on a Clapotis, which will be beautiful when finished, but is also getting quite boring. I will finish this in the next week though, I can't wait to wear it. I have photographed it with my new beautiful Jordana Paige messenger bag. My favorite feature is the little loop that you put your yarn through so feeds to you. I never have a ball of yarn rolling around on the floor anymore. It is like my briefcase, and I keep all of my essentials in it. My only complaint is that the sections to keep straight needles are not really long enough, so the needles stick out of the top of the bag. Doesn't much matter to me since I have been using mostly circulars lately.

Yesterday at our knitting group, Jill wore this really unusual scarf which is the famous Steek Boa. I am now inspired to make one. I was all ready to go out and buy something to make it with when my knitting partner in crime, Nathalie told me to look through my stash. Its funny how I never really think to use anything in there, but I came up with a short list pictured here. I think I will do it over the weekend as a break from Clapotis.

The yarns are as follows. On the outside is a kettle dyed wool from, then from left, 2 balls of Koigu, 2 balls of Louisa Harding, one ribbon and one angora, then Sirdar Fizz on top and Erdal Fur on the bottom. Not sure if the fur and Fizz might be too much together, might have to pick one or the other.


Mary-Lou said...

Your stash is clearly far posher than mine (whinge, no fair!) - glad you liked the boa, and really looking forward to seeing how yours turns out, such pretty colours ...!

Knitarooney said...

Love the socks ! Have just finished the same pair in Lornas laces shepherd sock so now not only am I addicted to socks, am also addicted to expensive sock yarns.
Have to agree with Mary-lou re:stash - either you have a fetish for certain colours in expensive yarns or you have one hell of a stash collection to end up with a pile of co-ordinated yarns for your boa!

Annarella said...

I love your Clapotis - v pretty colours :)