Tuesday, July 11, 2006  


The theme for this post is "pictures I found on my camera."

Last Saturday, I headed over to the Happy Place to kill a few hours before World Cup action. I decided that I would finally clear out my basket of "things that I really should get around to finishing."

So I grabbed my tapestry needle, wove in some ends, and finished 2 pairs of socks, both knit from MDS&W yarn (Ellen's Half-Pint Farm), and both destined for Christmas gifts for a friend with slightly smaller feet than mine, since these turned out just a little too tight for me.

Ocean Socks

Pattern: my own

Yarn: from Ellen's Half-Pint Farm

60 stitches on size 0 addi turbos. Standard short row heels and toes. Garter stitch edging on cuff.

Sunshine Socks

Pattern: my own

Yarn: from Ellen's Half-Pint Farm

60 stitches on size 0 addi turbos. Standard short row heels and toes. Picot cuff with sewn bind-off.

Then I turned the tapestry needle onto the Hand-Dyed Moderne-esque Blanket...

I'm very close to being done. I would have finished during the World Cup final on Sunday, except that Grandma was there, and I couldn't really work on her Christmas present right in front of her. So I've been working on it here and there at home... I have 2 more border-edges and a few more ends to weave in, and then it'll be done!

Dude, this is SO my blanket. Screw Grandma.

Ok, and this photo is completely random. I've been netflixing Monarch of the Glen (and S and I are TOTALLY going to the Scottish Highlands next summer...) and one of the characters keeps wearing this Aran - this pic SUCKS as I couldn't really get a good screen-shot. But I love this sweater, and I think I may have an idea for that huge pile of cream cormo in my yarn-drawer...

And next up in the "completely random photo" series - S and I attended my law firm's prom on Saturday night - it was a blast!

And what did I knit on during the World Cup when I couldn't work on the giant blanket?

Why, a Baby Kimono, of course! It still needs ribbons or buttons or something to be completely done, but all of the knitting is finished - including all the ends and seams! I used nature-spun yarn that I hand-dyed, and knit it in st st instead of the garter called for in the pattern. I used a 3 row moss stitch edging to keep things from curling too much, and it is ADORABLE. I'm just about to cast on for a second...

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