Saturday, September 8, 2007
I tried to knit a lot during my week in a post-anesthesia haze but everything I started has now been frogged. The Eagles socks just weren't knitting up right and then I cast on for another pair of Charades but didn't like the yarn with the pattern. Urg.
I've cast on for a Christmas gift and I can't talk too much about it because the person it is for sometimes reads...welcome to "pre-holiday I will blog less than I already do because I knit so many gifts and most of the recipients read my blog"
This is the Melody Shawl by Morehouse Farms in HandpaintedYarn Laceweight Coral Rojo. Sarah inspired me to knit this and I have to say, I'm quite enjoying it. It will be my first time trying steaking too! This is my first official lace project so I'm glad it's an easier one. It was a bugger to cast on all those stitches and not twist them on the first row but after a few tries and a few needle changes (I went with Addis) it worked.
And of course, I HAVE to have a pair of socks to work on, I'm going to cast on for a pattern written by one of my fellow SnB knitters, blogless Tristan, called Fall Pinecone Pattern in this gorgeous Sunshine Yarns Superwash in Fall Leaves. I've had this in my stash for over a year and finally found the most perfect pattern to knit it up in.
And just because she is adorable....the Buggernut decided that her Cars needed to look out at the beautiful sunshine the other morning. Bet they didn't think they were getting the lovely view of the cat litter containers on the back patio when they signed up for that one. ;)
I'm hoping to be back this week with some progress pics...especially on the socks!