Monday, May 29, 2006

Busy Fingers

Okay. So I have been knitting. Probably more than someone who is selling a house/buying a new one/moving across the country/raising a toddler should. There's a lot to get to in this post, since we're sending the computer off tomorrow, and I want to get some actual knitting content into my blog.

First things first: I finished my Project Spectrum socks on time! They've been done for a couple of days and it turned out to be a rather satisfying knit. They look like they're different lengths in the photo, but one of them is just slouching -- my photographer wasn't feeling particularly patient today.

The specs:
Pattern: Retro Rib Socks from the Winter 2004 issue of Interweave Knits
Yarn: Opal Handpainted in a green variegated colourway
Needles: US #1.5 DPNs
Mods: I made them about an inch shorter in the leg in fear that I'd run out of yarn.

Generally, I'm pretty happy with these socks. There are a few mis-steps in the rib pattern, due to a few space outs caused by the mindlessness of the pattern repeat. The stitch pattern and yarn colour aren't really my style, so they'll probably end up as a gift.

So, on to June and blue. I picked up some Wildfoote in the Bluegrass colourway for next month's socks. I actually shopped around this month, hitting all of T.O.'s yarn stores in search of some super luxe sock yarn, but while I did come across some Socks That Rock and Lorna's Lace, the colours didn't work out. At least I'm straying from Opal though -- I love the stuff, but it's time to move on.

And finally, to step outside the realm of the sock, I cast on for Jess Hutch's Squarey, which is a little pillow/stuffed guy. I've been meaning to make one for Ruby's room since Hutch-mania hit around the New Year, but haven't had time. I still don't (have time, that is), but a few days of mindless stockinette in needles that are larger than toothpicks should do me good. Since I'm planning to use the Wildfoote to attempt the now ubiquitous Pomatomus socks, I should have a project going that'll clear my head.

And to end this massive post, I just want to let you know that next time you hear from me, I'll be in Calgary. So, no SPC tomorrow, but I'm really looking forward to the June challenge: Pop Art!


carrie said...

good luck with all of your craziness! i think squarey will be adorable.

Kelly said...

love those socks! Hope the move goes well for you. Hope your up and blogging again soon.

mamaloo said...

Much love and luck with the move. Kisses and kisses and a hug for little Miss Ruby. We will miss her!

And, Sean and I will miss you, my dear. Though, thank goodness for blogs and phones!

P said...

good luck with the move! hope it all goes well