Saturday, June 07, 2008

Hello weekend!

So here we are... some update shots on some of my current projects.

Here is the
Rusted Root in a blue Bamboo., I haven't gotten to the end of the first ball yet and this lovely is almost 6" long! I love that, I may have to do some more work with this bamboo... it's silky, drapey, soft, smooth and lovely, and it comes in a great red! See... told you I liked it. I just hope that it holds up okay as a top, I hear around the bloglines that if something is too drapey then it can be not cool for garment shaping over time.

Also here are the socks that I have made for my Mom... in a new wool
Knit Picks Palett, I thought I would like to try it out so I have it for a small project. Not bad, a bit splitty. The heel is done and I want to finish the cuff this weekend.

Last but not least on the project front, my slipper collection... I am using a pair as I type. Knit from Briggs & Little Regal and felted up nicely. I used the
Fiber Trends clog pattern and loved it! The blue ones are also for my Mom. She knows about the slippers, but not the socks a nice suprise.
As you can see I am totally NOT in the proper colour ranget his month for Project Spectrum, but hey I do have an Icarus shaw in white happening... I just want to get a few other things finished so I can have less WIP's. So much to knit, so little time lately. I feel like I have to keep putting stuff on hold because all the knitting time that I get needs to be easy so I don't mess something up. For example, my Embers & Ashes blanket fro my pal James must wait until I get a new pair of addi turbos..... as my pair broke. Dismal, but true. I am using the 12mm size in 120cm, which means that it is a flexible tube of plastic.... and it pulled right out of the metal needle tip as I was shifing stitches to finish a row. Bummer. I will have them into my LYS this week to be replaced, but I have to root through the boxes of unpacked crafty stuff to find the envelope. oh well... the afghan isn't ruined and being stalled is where it's been for the last month at least, so it's used to it.

I am getting some fantastic free yarn tomorrow from a ravelry pal, on her way home to Nanimo. I am super excited... I want to make a CPH out of some of it... I may donate a bit to the Knit in Public day. but I think I am making a tea cozy for sure right away. I do have some other yarny news, but it must remain covert for a little while... you never know who may be reading.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to show off some more progress next week. Have a relaxing Sunday!

7 comments:

Aesderina said...

you're rusted root is coming along SO fast!! and WOW those slippers look so awesome:)

Virtuous said...

Thanks for the visit! :o)

I am sure you will have a great WWKIPD next Saturday!

And it was great to see what you are working on too!

Penny said...

I love the clogs! I have that pattern too, but haven't knit any yet.

Cas... said...

I first want to say "Thank You" for visiting my blog. It's nice to meet another blogger.

Your projects are very nice too. I like your socks a lot! The pattern is super cool! You are a good felter too. I want to make something felted but I am not sure what to make next.

I am going to add your site to my bloglines account and check back often!

Keep up the good work!

Laura Bucci said...

The slippers look great! Nice blues.

Heather D. said...

I'm checking out your blog for the first time - everything looks great!!

I tried the marmalade on my toast this morning and it was mmmmmmmm...yummy!! Thanks again!

~Knitting Up A Storm~ said...

I. Need. That. Clog. Pattern!
I'm soo loving your clogs...especially the one on the right!

Thanks for the encouragement! ;) I just wish I had more time. I'm starting to feel like I had more time when I was at school! Oh well. I'm in the "real world" now, and we can't afford "time" yet (until we win the lotto).

I can't wait to see your rusted root. I've got some alpaca yarn as a grad gift, and I wanna make a top-down raglan so bad. It's fridgin summer!