Wednesday, December 05, 2007
That is how cold it is outside right now. That single negative number is an argument for knitting.
I finished a pair of socks that are destined to be a gift in a small, apres-Xmas, sock swap that I am participating in. I picked a new-to-me sock yarn and a lacier pattern than I am used to. I am showing you these photos in black and white so something will be a surprise should my swap pal stumble across this. (Easy to stumble with a small group.)
I will give the deets and a color picture after the Holidays when I can get away with it cleanly.
As you may have figured out I had a lovely knitting excursion on Friday night over at Mayhem and Chaos' house. They let Chris live there too, though I don't know why, she's so noisy the neighbors complain all the time. I was working on the Apres sock project (see above). Chris was finishing up some lovely Vikings-themed socks. I got to meet Jess, who was working on a lovely granny apple green sweater. I also got to meet the Fiber Fool (a sock designing genius!) If you click - check out her sock patterns! I got to meet Jeanne who was knitting away at bibs and sadly needs some knit-inspiration, mostly I think she was the Chief Mayhem Herder who made sure that May did not shred any stray yarn she came across. Lastly, I met a lovely, sweater clad, Procrastinatrix. I had to go right out and buy a quart of olives stuffed with sun-dried tomatoes the next day because the ones that Chris served us were so delicious I had to share them with my DH!
I picked up some straight needles tonight and cast on a "So Called Scarf". I've got about six inches done - I wish now I'd made it a little wider, but not so much I'd frog it back! I'm using some Lisa Souza (Da bluez0, it may be a Christmas gift, or it may not.
TLE did some updating this week, and I totally missed it, however, I fully intend to head over there tonight to buy some Bellamoden Lolita - she is fantastic with the colors. I have been debating which color I wanted all week long, but today I ran out of SOAK - so it's time for an order!
I'll have some pretty yarn pr0n for you tomorrow!
It was very nice to meet you!
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