Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Full Speed Ahead

What I've finished:

A pair of socks for Ben, known as Masonic Lodge, in Knit Picks Essential in Pine. Gigantor socks they are, and they fit him just right. My big accomplishment was knitting the foot of one, heel turn and all, in one day. Size 11EEEE? No problem.

What I've started:

A pair of Blackrose socks for Meredith, one of my bridesmaids in the wedding that is to take place March 28 (!). I've decided to knit a pair of socks for all four of my maids. This may have been downright silly, but I'm doing it anyway. So to recap, that is four pairs of socks plus a giant Princess Bride-themed project, all due by March 28. Oh dear.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Just in time for the first day of school...

...This Year! Finished them about 3:30 in the afternoon today, and I will probably wear them tomorrow to class. They're a bit darker in real life. Glad to have my own Zombies, but I probably won't knit that pattern again for a long while.

A friend and I went to Market Street Yarns yesterday. It was her first decent-sized yarn shop and she went a bit overboard. I picked up yarn for a swap partner, a gift for a friend, and of course, myself. I got some gorgeous Trekking Hand Art.

I've decided to knit socks for my bridesmaids, and I also have a goal of knitting 12 pairs of socks for myself, not counting the Zombies I just finished. This may be a bit ambitious, but I want to replace my storebought socks with handmade ones, so I've got to start somewhere!