Archive for February, 2005

Playing Catch Up

Posted by jackie blue on February 10th, 2005

Just a post to let you know I’m still alive. I’m buried under mounds (virtual, that is) of work, and my knitting is taking a big back seat so there isn’t much progress. But here’s a finished sockapalooza sock and proof that I’ve started another!
sockapalooza_2_10.jpg Thank god my pal likes ‘em on the shorter side. And last night I cast on and began one of the Blue Moon socks for myself but alas, I made it too big. That baby is going to be started over.

The other thing I’ve been working on in the last week or so is my Clapotis. I’m finally up to the dropping stitches part.
clapotis_2_10.jpg When I first started this, I was thinking the very fine lace weight of Helen’s Lace, even doubled, might have been a mistake. But now that I’ve gotten this far, I love it. It’s certainly going to be smaller and much airier than the other Clapotis I’ve seen, but the fabric is so soft and silky and lovely, that I just can’t wait to wear it on a sunny Spring day, brunching outdoors. I’ll have time in my life for brunch one of these days, won’t I?

Sockity Goodness

Posted by jackie blue on February 3rd, 2005

Look what I just got in the mail!
socksthatrock.jpg
Yes, I got jealous of Cari’s and Em’s Socks that Rock and so I knew, especially after fondling Em’s socks, that I had to make some for myself. So I broke the “no more yarn” rule for now, and look at those yummy colors. Despite the sock anguish lately, I can’t wait to make a pair from that.

And oh yeah, the Sockapalooza sock. No, I STILL haven’t finished the first one, but I blame work for most of that. I did rip umpteen times. But I finally got the lace to where there are no real visible mistakes, so I’m gonna keep with it for now. I have maybe another inch or two to go. And then I’ll block it (since lace pulls tight) and see if the sock will even fit my pal. Then it’s on to sock #2. Why’d my pal have to go and have two feet, anyway?