Saturday, March 27, 2010

A Spring Top

This one got a fair share of ripping done on it as I fiddled around with the sizing. So I am really happy it is finally done. It uses Rowan cotton glace and my own design. It has a lot of room for my daughter to grow in, which is a good thing considering our springs are usually short-lived and will also work over layers during our milder winter.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Monkey Socks II

My second pair of Monkey socks is finally done. The yarn is Heirloom Jigsaw and my only modification to the pattern was seven lace repeats instead of six to make the leg longer.
Now on to the other WIPs.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

New WIPs

A bit unusual for me, I am currently working on multiple projects simultaneously. And as a result, going is slow on all of them. So let me show you the WIPs (works in progress). Besides the clapotis, I am knitting another pair of socks. This one is the Monkey in Heirloom Jigsaw. This is my second monkey pair and I find them to be the most comfy pattern of all that I knit so far. I finished the first sock of the current pair yesterday.
The next WIP is a cotton top for my daughter. It is my own design in Rowan Cotton Glace. This has had its share of ripping, then re-knitting and ripping back, as I attempt to improve the design.
The next WIP is another of my designs...I am attempting an adult version of Sunburst Coat. It is still in the early part of the yoke.
Then another WIP, a set of placemats for our new dining table. I am trying to work out a pattern and size to make four placemats out of four balls of Peaches and creme (two yellow and two red).
That concludes the works on my needle but we have one other, bigger work in progress at our house. An entire floor is getting new floors, bathrooms, kitchen etc and almost one and a half months into the job, we are still looking at several more weeks of construction, sigh.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

My Bane Project

I had started this clapotis last spring but quickly got bored with it and it went neglected and untouched for about ten months. This month however, I have taken it out of hibernation and resumed knitting on it. I have to say it is getting less boring now that it has started to grow. I have resolved to put in a few rows on it each day. That ought to make it easier to get done. And the resolve not to cast on another lace project until it nears completion.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Skew Socks

I cast off the second sock today. It might not be the most comfortably fitting sock pattern but it was fun to the end. And the fit is not that bad either, though on a tighter side. I am quite happy with the pair on the whole.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Farewell Facebook!!

For the last several months, Facebook was one of my most frequent haunts on the internet. Not surprisingly, I found myself caught up in the whirlwind of recent Facebook games fad. That was fun at first but of late, it grew quite stressful when it began eating at huge chunks of my time and energy. Also, I realized the facebook kind of socialization is not my thing. So, I quit Facebook last night.
I did not have the foresight to give my friends a short notice before leaving facebook, hence this post. All my internet friends, I'm sure you can reach me at nicer venues like this blog and ravelry. And my family, I would much rather meet you in person. So, there..

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Another Sock

My Sporum friends are having a having a Month O'Socks right now which made me want to cast on too. Skew is a brilliant pattern and a very interesting knit. It is simple yet requires a bit of attention (can't have a read-along with this :)). A bit like BSJ in construction that you are unsure about how it is going to turn out until the heel is put together and beyond. I have worked on it over the weekend and finish the left sock. The yarn is Lang Jawoll Color Jacquard.

The origami movement at heel was hard to photograph, I'll retry that when both socks are done.