Saturday, August 23, 2008

What? Two Posts in One Month?

A fairly productive Olympics if I do say so myself. I made a scarf and a pair of socks. Now to finish those deadline socks that I should have been working on. I've cast on for the second, does that count?

Anyway, I love these socks, I knitted them on the Magic Loop (Knit Picks Harmony circulars, 40", size 2) in the Jaywalker pattern that originally came from MagKnits. They fit just right. I did a stretchy cast-on to be sure, though, since I'd read about some of them being tight. The yarn is great fun to work with. Lion Brand Sock-Ease in Rock Candy. (All of their colors are named after candies.) There's aloe in the yarn, good for the hands. Not much else going on, though. Trying to convince myself to do some wedding planning. Not working out so well. I'm definitely ready for school to start back.

Monday, August 11, 2008

For Judi

So I don't have pictures of the bag I made, but I do have pictures of a new FO. I signed up to join Ravelympics, a knitting challenge that runs through the Olympics. I signed up to finish a sweater (that I've already started), a pair of socks (still not started yet), and a scarf (just completed). And since my camera is somewhat cooperating with my computer, I have a picture.

Specs: worked on 10s in Mainstays (Wal-Mart brand) acrylic yarn, color is Vallejo Tan. Based on the Komet sock pattern with a 4 st seed stitch border. Apologies to the non-Ravelers on the link. Anyway, it's for my cousin Jenny for Christmas.

Other than that, life proceeds as usual, with some discussion of wedding plans and lots of Olympics watching. Particularly volleyball. And some fencing. The gold medal match for sabre was pretty cool.