Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Summertime, and the knittin' is easy....

1 pair of socks done! And somehow I only have 2 pairs unfinished (unless I've blocked some out of my mind...) So I'm starting on these....














I'll be making 2 pairs of socks, these are 2 balls made with 2 skeins each of Lorna's Lace Sock in Bee Stripe, wound so that I can knit them with a double strand (thicker, but faster). The colors of the high school I teach at are Black and Gold so these will be for my department chair and my mentor teacher. The yarn is designed to make a really clear stripe but since our mascot is a Panther not a Bee I think holding the two together will soften or eliminate the striping... we'll see.

I also finished this














Its a wrist rest made out of the left over bamboo yarn. I stuffed it with wool and so far it seems to be holding up well, we tend to abuse our wrist rests....

I need to do laundry again, I'm debating whether to take the easy way out and just knit socks our whether to take the Mystery Stole and try to catch up. I'm already behind and I'll have to do an extra 80 rows to lengthen it since I'm knitting it on small needles. Hmmm... since I have a history of making knitting mistakes while doing laundry, I think I'll just take the socks :)

Oh wait.. now I remember I do have 3 pairs already on the needles. Damn. I thought I might have finished some while sleeping. Apparently not. Oh well. I'm still plugging along...

1 comment:

Laura said...

If you figure out how to finish something while sleeping, please let me know. ;-)