Monday, August 25, 2008

Where has the summer gone?

My last post was shortly after summer began. Now it's almost over and I don't have a clue where it's gone. I've been busy trying to make my Summer of Socks goal of 5 pairs of adult socks. Today I cast on sock 2 of pair 5 but will not finish in time for deadline on September 1. Completed Summer of Socks projects are below:These are my Anklebiter Socks designed by Terry Ross and knit in special Don't be blue colorway of Dream in Color Smooshy. These socks were from consolation kit for those of us who didn't get into The Loopy Ewe's sock club. Yes, they're snakes.
These are Moselle socks designed by Cookie A for those of us who attended The Loopy Ewe's Spring Fling. The colorway is Spring Fling from Wollmeise. Cookie A stated that she name this pattern for a German river and this color way reminded me of the color of the rivers we saw there.

The pattern for these is Wendy Johnson's Spring Fling Toe-Ups. The yarn is Wollmeise Veilchen (violet) that my exchange partner gave to me. I found Wollmeise yarns to be splitty and kinky but the colors are well worth the slight hassle of knitting them. They make a wonderful fabric.

These were made with Keegan Lane Sparkles in Ballerina. This was the first skein of this posted on Melissa's site. It has real silver in it. The pattern is Fresh, Again by Sarah Nopper and is availble for sale from Sarah on Ravelry. This is a toe-up. If you don't belong to Ravelry, you can sign up to do so.
This pair is still OTN. It's Wendy Johnson's Asparagus Cable (toe-up) made with Dream in Color Spring Tickle Smooshy. I'll be making a sweater with an asparagus cable panel using Dream in Color Classy in the same colorway. DIC is one of my favorite yarns.
Several market bags--these were made using Plymouth Fantasy Naturale and a free pattern from Plymouth. I made another using Bernat Handicrafter Cotton but didn't take a photo.

This is Elizabeth Zimmerman's baby surprise jacket made with Thank Ewe DK Superwash in Spring Melody. I really need to sew buttons on it.
This is a chakalaka made from Peaches n Creme double worsted cotton. I'm hoping to give these with candy in them for Christmas gifts. I hope that when blocked they'll stand without candy dish inside. I made 2 of these.

I also finished a prayer shawl but failed to take photo of this. Will post a picture next time.

On the needles and wheel

On the needles and hibernating is my Allspice vest. I intend to wake it up on September 1. Also OTN is an Orchid Lace Scarf from Knitspots using Dream in Color Baby (laceweight) in Wisterious. This is my first real laceweight project and I'm hopelessly addicted to something else. I'm knitting a handtowel for a gift and a prayer shawl.

I'm spinning some Creatively Dyed roving in Fairy Dust. I've plyed two bobbins of this and am almost finished with bobbin 3. One more to go and then I'm not sure what's up next for the wheel. I only spin about 30 minutes a day which takes a while.

Lake Junaluska

Last but not least I spent a weekend at Lake Junaluska. I apologize for the run-on post. I'll try to post more often.


Aunt Kathy said...

Wow you have been busy, no wonder you haven't blogged. I am in awe, what nice stuff you have knitted.

monica said...

I was wondering where summer went too.
You have been busy. I love all the socks and other knitted goodies. They all look fantastic.

op said...

We can all vouch for how busy you have been, you are probably the most productive knitter of our group! Page