think it's time that I review my project list for this year again. Things seem
to change on there all the time!
Lombard Street Socks
progressing - slowly but surely. I've finally arrived at the heel section for
the second sock. Since for some reason the knitting always seems to be faster
once the heel is done I am hopeful that I'll finish this project soon.
considering some DK socks, simply because I'm curious how much faster the
knitting would be! So it's either the Skyp Socks or
the Breaking Waves, but
I'm not sure about the yarn yet.
where are we, regarding my projects list:
This is going
really well. I'm well into the first sleeve, and because this is now just
mindless stockinette in the round I tend to pick it up quite a bit when
watching TV for example. Last week I posted a picture of how it's looking right now (but forgot to link it to anywhere!). If you want to see it, the post is HERE. It's not changed much, although of course the sleeve is a little longer.
contemplating the button question. I think horn would work, or, as Catherine suggested, wood. Alternatively I suppose mustard yellow would be OK, but I'm
wondering if it's too much since there are so many buttons...
Yarn: huge hank
of green Fleece Artist hand-dyed mohair
Yes, this is
still part of the list! I have a shed-load of this yarn, and it refused to be
the Garter Yoke cardi, because although it's supposed to be aran weight it was
just too thick to get the correct gauge. I think it might work for the Shalom
is such an awkward project for me. I actually cast on for it ages ago, but I'm
really not fond of the yarn. I don't like the mottled brown of it, and from the
way it handles just when knitting with it I get the feeling it's going to wear
really badly. On the other hand I can't imagine that anyone would want it,
after it's been handled so much (I ripped another project, so it's been handled
I joined this a few weeks ago and ordered the yarn. A couple of days ago Deramores emailed me to say that my order is finally being processed so I'm expecting the yarn to arrive any day now. I have some catching up to do because the CAL started two weeks ago, meaning that two pieces of the pattern are out now. Still, it's about 12 squares so if I receive the yarn soon I should be able to manage it.
got a bit of wear these past couple of weeks. The weather has been cold and
drizzly, and we went to see friends at their farm near Sheffield (which is another post, because I got
a whole Chevier fleece from them!!). Boy #1 took this picture of me with Ink
Flare in action. :)
Done, done, and
done! They love their knitted socks, those three, so I'm sure there will be
more to come.