Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Tidying up

I've been very busy the last week, getting the gift knits finished and the WIPs under control. At one point I had 5 things on the needles. I think that might be a record for me.
I finished my father's socks. They are not as matchy as I normally try for but the grey on grey pattern was almost impossible to tell where the beginning of the pattern repeat is.
After I finished the gift knitting I picked Taygete up again. I put it down at the beginning of the cast off on knit night 2 Mondays ago and picked it up this Monday to finish the cast off. The picot cast off was time consuming, but worth it now it is finished and blocked.
I'm going to get pictures of it being worn tomorrow. I bought 7 dresses last weekend, because I'm sick of feeling like I don't have any summer clothes and I think this will really be wearable with them, for when I go into airconditioned places. For some reasons the new trams are airconditioned to about 18 degrees which is actually quite awful when I am on the street wearing very little because it is 40 degrees outside. A s an aside, if we have any of those really, really hot days this summer I might just go ride those German trams - my knitting, a podcast and a seat in the corner. Bliss.

So, on the needles I have one socklet, which I am at the toe of. Once I finish it and get (hopefully) decent photos I will publish the pattern on Ravelry. I'm a bit nervous about that, but, since this is now my go to sock pattern for the Sneaker Liner Project at the very least I want to be able to put my own projects up properly on Ravelry.
I also stopped spinning for the week I was gift knitting and it was so nice to sit down at the wheel again and spin. I missed it more than I expected. I've finished the singles for Leon's winter set and will be plying tonight and tomorrow.
Also this week I had a birthday and people gave me presents, and most of the things I've ordered in the mail have arrived. More on those things tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. socks and shawl look fa, happy belated birthday x