The past week was exteremly busy for us. Rehersals, recital, two sets of visitors, going out of town for a night, and the exhausted kids that go with all the above. Since last Tuesday today is the first normal relaxed day we’ve had.
deep breath…. aaahhhhh…..normal life…….
I’ve been knitting though. The handdyed wool is slowly becoming squares for a patchwork-garter-stitch blanket
EZ’s Pi shawl is finished. I stopped when I ran out of string, so it’s not the complete Pi. The diameter is about 1 meter. Too small for a shawl so it will probably become a table cover.
I started the Wheat Ear Cable Yoke (cover of Summer 2007 Interweave Knits) using the green Lamb’s Pride I bought at the Scandinavian Festival. I’m knitting it entirely in the round. I can’t understand why a design with seamless raglan shaping would be made in pieces up to the yoke join. ?? Look! it’s a boring tube of stockinette!
I got a new knitting book… Knitting Vintage Socks by Nancy Bush. Of particular interest to me were these socks:
I’ve been knitting and ripping that exact same yarn for over a week now. Maybe this pattern will be better. These socks are sized for a man, so I need to do some major resizing. I could do it two ways- I could omit one pattern repeat and go down a needle size, or omit two repeats and go up a needle size. Will you guys please help me? I hate making decisions!
Lastly, Mandy sent me this gorgeous laceweight which I’m planning to knit up into the February Baby Shawl from Knitter’s Almanac. Isn’t it lovely?? I love the warm browns. This stuff is so soft. I can’t wait to start knitting it. Thank you Mandy!!!