Ok. Finally I got brave. I started swatching for my sister-in-laws present. Here are some pictures chronicaling my strugle.
Ball band Choosing my Needles
This is my first attempt at the lace. I’ll post a picture of the final draft later.
On another note, I’ve decided that I WILL finish the O.W.S by Saturday. I finished the 11″ back last night at 11:00. I crawled in bed knowing that the next day I would be a zombie… and I was. Here’s what I have now:
I better go get to work…
Today I went to a soccer game. I am not the an expert on soccer so I took the Podster gloves with me. As the game progressed I noticed that the spectators were becoming increasingly more and more noisy. The screams of “off sides off sides” and “follow the ball blue” increased in frequency at a rate directly proportional to the lack of appropriate calls by the ref. The apex was I think, when the other teams’ coach said to the ref “we were really offsides”. As we fell further and further behind I could feel the fans staring at my needles. I held the gloves closer to me and slouched in my seat. I began to fear for my dpns. If things got violent enough I am sure that my needles would have been used as weapons. I’m just glad I wasn’t knitting a sweater with size twelve needles. That might have made things a little bloody… Oh yeah this was a game played by twelve-year olds…
Here is my left hand glove at home safe and sound
I’m just about to start the thumb.
Hey there of the knitting blog-o-sphere I have a surprising lack of knitting news but here goes:
- I am about 1/2 way through Tychus
- I’m on the back of the O.S.W. baby sweater (there is no way I’ll get it done before the 31st though)
- The podster gloves are coming along nicely (although I get many odd comments during my daily commute)
- I have decided on a lace pattern for <surpriseproject#1>
On a completely different and non-knitting related note… here’s the cutest little tomato I found
A few days ago a family friend – who is a nonknitter- sent me a wonderful gift. Of course it was yarn (and some stitch holders). She sent me a 130 yard skein of a beautiful fingering weight yarn called Palomino.
So delightful… The kicker is that the yarn was almost 30 dollars. Now when I buy yarn my main concern is price. I’m not sure why she bought me yarn this expensive. I have a lovely sock pattern that would be perfect for it. Thirty dollar socks… Now I can’t imagine having thirty dollar socks. I would hate to walk on yarn that beautiful. Maybe a scarf. But that pattern calls to me like a sock siren song.
Hello world! Once I finished Flo I didn’t stop. I just kept plugging away at my Christmas list. I didn’t even let my needles cool down. I started a hat for my father. It’s called Tychus
Yep there are sticky notes on it because I’m the kind of person who when I make a mistake I just change the pattern. The method there to make those arching stripes is the short row method.
I also am working on designing a gift for my sister-in-law. I won’t be telling what it is yet because she is also a knitter but I will hint at lace… So many things happening and yet I started a sweater for my niece… Am I insane? I think so.
Well I finished the pattern it is called Fern. I am thoroughly disappointed. I am going to try to link it here eventually so for now it’ll be just pictures but…
As a coaser
The way it was intended
In other news… I have been doing so much blocking lately it could be a party
Wisp here it is, I finished it last winter and now I’m blocking it…
I blocked and finished Flo!
I promise I’ll try to find a way to post the pattern soon.