Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Doesn't Take Much...

to get me excited. I went to Michael's today in search of Dishrag cotton and came back with three balls of Sugar 'n Cream (the "original"). I'm going to try making one of them - I made sure to get a ball with two bias-knit dishcloth patterns on it so I can see just how easy this can be. Since I have to start off our team's relay, I'll have to be super quick. In looking at their blogs, it seems that some of my teammates are very accomplished knitters. I don't want to be the weak link in the chain!

Speaking of getting yarn, I had a great mail day on Monday. I got my package from The Loopy Ewe (it's true - Sheri is lightening fast). Along with the laceweight Lane Borgosesia Cashwool, I got some new sock yarns to try. There's Dream in Color Smooshy in the Nightwatch colorway, Fiesta Boomerang in Rhubarb, and yarn from The Knittery in Chocolate Royale. You can see my little swatch there for MS3. I really like the light feel of the fabric it made, but I obviously made mistakes and some of the yarnover holes are larger than the others. I'm going to give it a try, but I can see where I might end up doing the stole in a fingering weight yarn. When I went back to the socks I was working on, I was amazed at how much easier it was to work with, even with smaller needles!

My current sock progress:
Left is the Victorian Lace in Panda Wool and on the right is the Waving Lace in Zen String Bambewe. I have the other Waving Lace done to the heel, and the other Victorian Lace has to be frogged and begun again, since I experimented with a smaller cast on number and it turned out to be too tight. I'm always fiddling with the sock patterns because I hate it when the socks turn out too loose.

Today was finally the last day of school for our High School Junior-to-be. We have a couple of days, then we pick up our exchange student at the airport on Friday night. We have a Spanish young lady coming to stay with us for the month of July. We are looking forward to showing her some of the Pacific Northwest, and making a new international friend.

1 comment:

keri said...

That does look pretty, what size needle did you use?

What yummy sock yarn, I am drooling over my keyboard!