July 13, 2008

Summer time

I finally finished a project, well half a project. Finally I didn't finish anything really, now did I? Knitting one sock still feels like an accomplishment though. The yarn is Trekking XXL in color 100, I have liked this color forever and finally got around to buying a ball. Frankly, I wouldn't be surprised if I bought another in the same color, it just SO lovely. These socks will NOT match but that's not the reason why I love it so. LOL! As an adult how often do you wear socks that don't match? I remember growing up having a collection of Keds shoes and wearing mismatched shoes during the summer. Oh and I thought I was so cool doing so too! With these socks, I tried Lucy Neatby's tip for the heel. Instead of doing a slip 1, knit 1 row and then a purl one, you knit a row and then slip 1, purl 1 on the next. It goes much more with the purling flow to do so. Also I tried out the knit grafting, it's almost mindless, which kitchener never was to me.

Another new project, which is hugely influenced by Ravelry, yet again, is the adult sized Elizabeth Zimmermann february baby sweater aka february lady sweater. The sweater is not my style but I really wanted to knit it so I'm knitting it for someone else, sneaky no!? This could easily be a 1 to 2 weeks knitting worth sweater, very easy and quick to knit, especially on US9/5,5mm needles.

See I do still knit, actually I haven't spun in the last two weeks.

Be warned, next post only kids pictures... or not. Perhaps I'll take a month.. or two off from blogging. I'm not sure but right now, I'm feeling so done with it all. Luckily, my mom made me realize that I do not owe anyone when it comes to blogging. Since I fear the kids father reads this instead of actually communicating with his kids, I just feel odd giving him any info's about them. This too shall pass!

Posted by Jo at July 13, 2008 09:37 AM
i have a lot of sock yarn that i would give away as i have too much it is all good yarn , i like your socks Posted by: r at July 13, 2008 11:29 AM
Hi Jo...you totally need to do what you need to as far as blogging goes. I'll be here to read your posts and hear about your kids if you do blog, otherwise I'll catch up with you on Ravelry. Hope you are having a great summer. Oh, and the sock looks great as does the sweater.! Posted by: Brenda at July 13, 2008 11:55 AM
The socks are cute. I love your Lady Feb sweater, I want to make one too - thanks for the info that it's a quick knit. Of course you don't owe anyone anything for blogging. Totally not! But we love it when you post, so we'll be here when you come back ;0) Posted by: Robyn at July 14, 2008 11:00 AM
I'm not really one to jump into bandwagons, but I'm sure you'll see me aboard the February Lady Sweater bandwagon sooner or later! I've been wanting an adult-sized version of that sweater ever since I bought the Knitter's Almanac and saw the February Baby Sweater. I don't think it will happen really soon, as I've got a few projects to finish first (including unpacking boxes...), and I feel like going back to spinning too, but I'll get there one day. Anyways, yours looks great! Someone will be happy that it's not your style, that's for sure! Posted by: Josiane at July 16, 2008 12:01 AM
I love the sweater so far! I kept saying it wouldn't look good on me, but now I'm wondering if I shoud knit it. Blogging is like journaling- you write it for YOU, primarily, sharing whatever you want to share. If others read it, great. If they form opinions on it, fine. But it should always remain YOURS and you should never feel obligated. Posted by: jennifer at July 16, 2008 09:01 AM
Love love love the sock!! and yes, it's definitely an FO *grin* I love that sweater!! someone is really lucky to have you knit that for them :) Thank you a ton for the good health vibes for our little one :) Posted by: Carissa at July 20, 2008 07:31 PM