Friday, October 06, 2006
striped sock as of 7:30 a.m. thursday morning. please note, i have turned the not so pretty side where the stripes begin and end to the back. that's what good photographers do, i hear. i think this is also referred to as "photo styling."
somewhat blurry shot of same sock this morning at 7:30 a.m. i have turned the heel and am picking up the gusset stitches. made a lot of progress at nathaniel's soccer game yesterday afternoon.
may i just say that knitting socks on size 7 needles with worsted weight yarn (patons classic wool merino in chestnut brown and leaf green) goes so much faster than it does when using size 1 or 2 needles and fingering weight yarn! i may never go back!
buttonhole bag knit from free downloadable pattern at mason dixon knitting (the download button is on the right hand sidebar). i modified the pattern a bit as the yarn that was called for i did not have in my stash. i ACTUALLY used yarn i already had. please make note of this, dear husband--i resisted the urge to buy more yarn! i used an ultra soft self-striping soy/wool yarn from patons (soy wool stripes in natural geranium). the bottom was knit in garter stitch with three strands held together and the body of the bag was knit with two strands held together. the label said it would felt and i was skeptical but, boy-oh-boy, did it felt. finished size is 10" wide by 7" tall.
and i have saved the very best for last! i received word yesterday that i have been chosen as one of the vendors for the rock 'n roll craft show. so all knitting projects will be put on hold (or only done on lunch breaks and car rides) until after i've dropped off all my inventory for the big sale. please mark your calendars for november 25 and 26 to plan to attend this fun event...oh, yeah, and spend some of your holiday gift-giving budget!
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