Sunday, August 24, 2008

Guest appearances

Ruth finished Ray's Gentleman's sock.....look how nice that fits! This is one pattern
that I think looks better on than off the foot.

I cannot describe the next picture better than Martha, so here are her socks and
her words:
Hey Gals,
Ok, so you are probably wondering how Micheal and I got in the same
picture, huh? Well I told Tom and Mark at dinner that I was going to
win a gold metal if I finished my socks, silver if I finished the toe,
but did not bind it off, and bronze if I didn't finish the toe. WELL
I AM HAPPY TO REPORT that Michael stole the limelite by winning his
upteenth goal metal AT THE SAME TIME that I finished my GOLD metal
socks. So, in true Yarn Harlot fashion I snapped a picture of my
socks and Michael at the same time. PHEW. The pressure is so intense
for a gold metal winner. I have been training my whole lifetime, well
I started in my 20's, adn finally got it right. These 2008 Olympics
will be mine to remember forever. Sigh. Just thought I should give
you the EXCLUSIVE photos before the Star called and offered money.
Have a good Olympics. Oh, yes, and Connie you have my permission to
put this on your blog, free of charge.

Seriously folks, How cool is that!

And the next picture is from my friend Kathy, who is a rather new crocheter...
but looking at this picture, I think she is quite skilled and as you can guess
she has a great sense of humor!

She got the pattern here:

I finished my Ravelympic project - gloves, and they turned out quite nicely - only
because of the yarn, I think. I knit them flat and had to seam. I am a mediocre
seamer at best.

One of the red/white/blue socks are done and I cast on for the 2nd one.
That's about it...we've been enjoying this last bit of summer hanging
outside and not getting much knitting done.

Have a fun week!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Knitting some Fun Stuff!

I am feeling really good about my knitting projects right now. Lots of small stuff going on, as it should be for the summer. Below are the finished Crosswalker socks, made from Jitterbug yarn.
I wanted to show you how stunning the colors are on a nice dark background, so Magic volunteered his stomach. I was a little disappointed in this yarn because the colors bled
like crazy when I blocked them. The blue ran into the other colors, so they are not as
vibrant as they were on the skein. I had enough yarn, phew! I was really sweating bullets.
The legs are only 5" and made for a size 7 foot.

Notice how vibrant the yarn is that was not soaked.

My "dummy" project is coming along slow but goal is one skein a week to get it done by Christmas, and I'm probably not going to make that. It won't be the first present I've wrapped up still on the needles. This bathsheet is done on cotton chenille.

This project is tough on my fingers, especially the purl rows.

I have the mom's sweater sleeve about 1/2 done. I like making the sleeves first (and I had to have some serious consultation with Jeannine (teacher extraoridnare) before I could do too
much). Being made with Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece purchased at Pam's.

I started my Ravelympics project - gloves from Classic Style. These are knit flat, and then sewn together, I'm probably going to wish I knit them in the round. I'm using Silky Wool which I am liking a lot so far.

I started a new pair of socks with Lorna's Laces Liberty colorway. . From the TOE UP! I have wanted to do a pair of these for a long time. I finally found a starter toe I could handle on Wendy Knits website. Let's hope the heel is as "easy" as the toe. Also purchased at Pam's

My knitting corner starts out clean on Sunday and by the next Sunday, it's a mess again as I get out this and that and work on too many things at once....guess its time to go clean it up to start the new weekend.

Have a safe week.