Thursday, May 11, 2006

Aren't I Supposed to be Writing or Something?

Well, this is arguably writing. So there. And it's even on my to-do list, which means blogging is an approved activity!

First of all, it's good to know that I'm by no means the only one who hates knitting with cotton. Unfortunately I think this is going to make it more difficult to get rid of the 8 hanks of Araucania Nature Cotton that I have sitting around....

Thanks for your compliments on my Picovoli. I am enjoying wearing it [unlike some famous knitters out there, I wear my sweaters ;)].

And my Mom can knit and crochet; my guess is that if she used the yarn it would probably be for knitting, though. UPS tracking tells me the package was delivered yesterday... I hope to hear from her soon!

And now, here's what I've been up to. I've finally conquered the Parade sock, and having finished one, have started the second. I want to get these over with so I can knit something different!

Parade Sock

I've also been working on my Gossamer Ruffle Shawl. This is what one ball of Gossamer gets me to:

Gossamer Ruffle Shawl, 1 ball in

Since the ruffle is the very last part, it's going to look sad and lumpy until the very end. But I have to get this off the needles, too, so I can knit a felted bag. Why do all the patterns I want to knit right now all take the same needle size?

Finally, here is a gratuitous photo of my sock yarn, which I may be installing into one of my bookcases in the near future so I can look at it more often:

Sock Yarn Stash

Question: I'll be gone on a 4 or 5 week trip with cross-country plane flights and lots of in-car time. How much sock yarn do you think I should take?

1 comment:

Dove Knits said...

Ooo, nice sock! How is Parade to work with?

I'd take either all the sock yarn, or most of it. Socks go fast, especially if there's nothing else to do in a car, hotel room, or even while hanging out with people in the evenings. It won't take much room, and you can even put the socks to good use as soon as they're done.