Saturday, June 7, 2008

Yikes!

So, It's been two months since my last post. I don't know what to say, really. I've been super busy. I went back to school part time, to finish my degree. It seems that's taken over my life. I cannot, however let it take over completely. I have been knitting, just not as much.

Before classes started, I was working on some socks, and managed to get them finished, just not blogged. So here they are:

Toe-Up Totem Socks by Hakucho. Sorry for the Ravelry link, non-Ravellers, I can't remember where I got it in the first place. They're knit out of the teak Lang Jawoll that used to be my Bayerishe socks. I made a big mistake in them and they were taking forever, so frog city, and new socks!

Next:

These are just a plain toe-up sock which I basically made up. I half used the basic recipe from Knitty. They're knit from Austermann Step in some colourway or another. I lost the ball band. I like the pinky, purply bits with that sunshiney yellow thrown in there. Good basic socks.

Not done yet:

These are my own design too. I used the Tiny Bamboo stitch from the Vogue Stitchionary volume 1. The yarn is Regia Cotton Tip & Top Color in the 4085 colour. This stitch was kind of fun, and it made a sock that was kind of like a mesh. Here's a close-up:

All round, a good summer sock.

I also managed to get some stash enhancement in:

Paton's Classic Merino in Natural mix. There are actually three balls, but I couldn't wait:

This is the beginning of a pair of Mosey. I'm a product of the eighties, and for me, legwarmers are such a throwback. These ones, I couldn't resist though. It might be the pompoms.

I also got this:

Cadenza by Estelle. This is a new yarn at my LYS, and is a delicious superwash merino/Tussah silk blend. The colour doesn't photograph well with my camera and is actually more on the green side. Makes me think of tropical water. I've set it aside for something really special.

But I can't be without socks on the needles, so I cast on this:

This is the Annetrelac Socks pattern from the Holiday 2007 issue of Interweave Knits. They're designed by Sandy Beadle, and originally knit out of Shaefer Anne yarn. I didn't have any of that, but I did have some Cherry Tree Hill Sockittome in Misty Moor. So far (despite the blurry picture) it's turning out well. I've actually added another 5 tiers of rectangles to this since the picture was posted. What can I say, entrelac is addictive for me.

That's about all for now. Hopefully I'll be less than two months between postings. No promises.







2 comments:

hakucho said...

Your totem socks are beautiful! I love the color :)

Jennith Peart said...

good to see you back on blog... I have one sock knit over the last month, but the other isn't even on needles yet... maybe in a couple of days.