Friday, May 15, 2009

As Promised... drum roll please...

THOSE purple socks! Snazzy no? I did it, I did it, I posted pictures to my blog like I said I would, and by the end of the week. Doing my silly dance...

As you can see I took this picture before I started the heel flap. I will take more this weekend when I have more time so you can see how far I've gotten.

Here is another picture of one of the most challenging projects I'm working on. It's the Hooded Shawl from Nicky Epstein's Knitting Beyond the Edge. I absolutely love her books and projects. They have inspired me to create my own things. This shawl is only about 1/10th of the way done. The cables are easy it's just that I have to move stitches every row for the center pattern. I've repeated the pattern almost enough times to have it memorized. As soon as I do have it embedded in my brain I should be able to go a bit faster.

And here is an 'oops' project that turned out just fine. I made a sock for Rachel and it's just a tad short. I was going to rip it but there is still enough yarn on the skein to make a pair of child's socks so I decided to use this sock for my iPod. I am going to make an I-cord for the handle. I am a genius. ;)

I have to go gather library books now and pick up the kids in an hour. Busy busy weekend.

I'll post more pictures soon, I promise.


"I have learned that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours." Henry David Thoreau.

1 comment:

arlenenc said...

Your Hooded Shawl project looks amazing. I can't wait to see the finished product.