Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Slowly making progress

Today I finished my Horcrux socks!!! They were a really easy knit but I just couldn't get the time to work on them. I used the Anne by Schaefer Yarns which is a superwash wool/mohair/nylon blend with my Knitpicks circulars size 2.5 mm and am very pleased with the way it turned out. It was a little pricey which really didn't bother me until I put them on to walk around in and stepped in some Mac & Cheese left on the floor from lunch. Now that these are finished I can start working on the Twisted Flower socks from Cookie. My friends have already started them and I'm the last hold-out.


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SAHARA

My Sahara sweater is about 75% done. I'm done with the edging on the bottom and just need to put the edging around the neckline and pick up for the sleeves. I read on the Sexy Knitters Club blog that some people are picking up for the neckline first before they do the sleeves and I think I might do that also. I'm a little worried that it's not going to stretch quite far enough to fit over my bust. I don't know what I'm going to do if that's the case but I'll cross that bridge when I get there. I'll be absolutely thrilled if this sweater fits me and I'll totally make another one with short sleeves in a lighter color for summer.

I'm using Berroco Softwist in Midnight Blue for the sweater and Trendsetter Yarns Sunshine in Blueberry Hill for the trim.

I know it takes me a long time to finish things. All I can ask for is a few hours a week to work on my knits. I just can't resist the little faces that beg me to play with them instead. It's way easier to resist house cleaning and laundry.

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

The socks are great and worth waiting for! Loving them! Can't wait to see your twisted flower! Your sahara sweater is coming along! Congrats! It is so beautiful!