Still alive and knitting

Yes, I’m still around, even though I’ve been horrible about posting. I come bearing pictures, though, so that’s gotta count for something….right?

Well, in my last entry I talked about a desire to knit more socks because I wanted more instant gratification type projects, and I’ve sort of lived up to that. I present to you, my finished Jacobean socks:

The majority of knitting on those was done on my trip to Colorado in January. I greatly enjoyed having a small project to knit on the plane and whenever I had a free moment. I’m going to St. Thomas in March, which will be a much longer flight, complete with layover, and I anticipate doing some heavy sock knitting then as well. ^_^

Right now, I’m working on my first (and definitely not the last) pair of Monkeys:

I’m really enjoying knitting these, and they go fairly quickly, especially now that I have the lace pattern memorized. The yarn is Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock in Amethyst Stripe.

When I was winding the yarn into a ball, I noticed there was a bright fuchsia-ish spot on the  skein. The jury’s still out on whether that’s supposed to be there or not. As it is, I sort of like the occasional bright stitch it creates at random points on the sock, but I’m interested to see whether the other skein has the same splotch when I wind it up. (The fuchsia stitches don’t show up in the photo, I’m afraid.)

So, remember my very first post in this blog where I talked about my inside-out DPN knitting and how I had no plans to stop anytime soon? Well somehow, in the course of all this sock knitting, I’ve started knitting right-side out. It really wasn’t intentional, but there it is. I may still choose to do colorwork inside-out, though.

Somewhere in there, I also knit a Gryffindor scarf for my husband’s aunt:

I gotta say, all that stockinette was nice mindless TV knitting, but I am not sad to see the end of that scarf. I need some variety! Fortunately I have those Monkeys, not to mention my Oblique cardigan to finish. (No, I haven’t forgotten about it. I just hope I can remember where the heck I was on the sleeve when I last touched it.)


February 25, 2008. Uncategorized. 1 comment.