Thursday, November 20, 2008

Knitting News

Here are the socks that I have finished: I'm done with Maria's Roundabouts. I used Ruth Greenwald pattern Roundabout the yarn is by Yarn Pirate for her Booty Club Calamity. I changed the pattern to work the pattern through the foot. I like the change it made in the sock I don't like stockinette for long stretches in a pattern.

I also finished my sock I name Woodland Waterfalls. The pattern is
from Woolgirls first sock club pattern "Waterfalls" by Miss Babs, I used Miss Babs Yummy Superwash Sport 3ply "Woodland Viola". This pair of socks was an easy pair to knit done in 4 days the only hard part was to find a pattern that fit the yarn I tried 5 different pattern before this one worked out. But I like the end results. I made the leg a little longer then the pattern called for and had just enough yarn left over. I had about 6 yds. left so I called it a bit close.

I am now working on a cowl the pattern is "Old Shale Smoke Rings" by Cosette Cornelius-Bates. The yarn is another Miss Babs "Yummy" Hand-Painted Sock & Baby Yarn - 2 ply Superwash. I received this yarn from a test knit for Woolgirl and Miss Babs when I seen this pattern I knit the yarn I had to have. I can't wait to finish to see how it looks so far so good. The colorway is Heartache a beautiful flow of blues, lavender and grey.

I am also working on a test knit for KRW Studio which I will post a picture when I'm allowed to. My socks for work is coming along, I think I only have 5 more pair to make before Christmas and 2 scarves to get done I will get it all finished somehow.

New Yarn
Here is the yarn that I got from the test knit for Woolgirl and Miss Babs. Form the left Bluegrass, Lilacs, Tapestry and Heartache. Mom claimed the Lilac for a pair of socks. So I guess I get the others.
On the Home Front
All is going well, Tony's job is keeping him busy. The boys are keeping busy with work and girls or so they say. I just wish they would move out and start their own lives instead of draining mine. Work for me is going well, I finally miss restaurant and am thinking about going back or at least to banquets. I need a challenge again.
Well that about it for now.
So keep your feet warm with nice wool socks. So keep those sticks aclickn' Happily knitting socks. Bye.

1 comment:

Toby said...

Love the Old Shale pattern on that cowl. I'm hoping to get lots of wear out of cowls this Winter - if it ever gets cold! It's not that I enjoy the cold, but I want to wear my wool accessories.

Five sock pairs left and a test knit? Wowsa! You're gonna be busy!