Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Knitting update

Wow! It’s been weeks since I’ve written anything. It’s amazing how time flies in the summer. There is always so much to do. I’ve been feverishly knitting socks for Summer of Socks 2008 and I’ve completed…. ONE Monkey sock ok, so I’m a slow sock knitter. It looks awesome though, if I do say so myself. Monkey Sock
My brother and sister-in-law were up for a visit yesterday and my SIL dabbles in knit and crochet so she can appreciate that I can sit and chat while I knit or crochet and she can appreciate handmade gifts. My brother on the other hand, made a snarky comment about knitting grandmas (to both my mom and me) and I reminded him that family members who make fun of knitting don’t get knitted gifts. I think he got the point.

My Drops cabled bag is still waiting for handles and buttons, and I am sorry to say probably will be for a while. I have a couple of deadline projects to work on, and they’ll take priority right now. Drops Cabled bag

My Fibertrends felted clogs are just waiting to be felted. I am a little apprehensive about felting in my front-loading washer because I have so little control compared to a top-loading washer.

I am finally caught up with my 12-month afghan crochet along. I started my first July square last night.

I have started a Wavelength Scarf, crocheted from Noro Kureyon Sock. This is the first time I’ve worked with Noro and other than being a bit rough on the hands to work with, I’m loving it. We’re taking a trip to Kansas at the end of August and this scarf will be gifted on that trip, so I have about 4 weeks to get it finished and blocked. Fortunately, it’s all chains and single crochet, so it is moving along rather quickly.
Wavelength Scarf

That’s all I’m working on right now (she says sarcastically). I still have a baby sweater to make before November, so that will probably be next in the queue.


  1. Ok, how hard are the socks?I am THE WORLD"S SLOWEST KNITTER, but I love that pattern...and if they take me a year to finish, I will have bad feelings towards them and not wear them......
    And I love that scarf, the colors are outstanding! Lucky recipient!!

  2. The socks really aren't too hard. This is only my third real pair of socks... they're taking me a while to finish (about 3 weeks per sock) but I have a lot of other knitting/crocheting going on right now too. The purls are slowing me down a lot... you might try the no-purl version. I think this is one of the few patterns I would make twice.