Monday, March 24, 2008

Long overdue knitting content

It's not that I haven't been's that I've been knitting feverishly. I finished my 9-5 socks for the Loopy Sock KAL on Ravelry. I'm impressed with myself that I started late and finished them before the April/May KAL. (that's knitalong for those of you that don't knit)

Aren't they great?! They are a very stretchy mock cable rib pattern that is very comfy on the foot. Please ignore the fact that my skin is just glaringly white, I'm not much of an outdoor kinda girl but I should get some color this summer.

pattern: 9-5 Socks by Nicole Hindes
Yarn: Cherry Tree Hill Supersock Merino in the Snapdragon colorway
Needles: 2.25mm

Also in the new knitting front is my very first lace project. Did I start with something small? Heck no, I jumped right in head first and am doing the Mystery Shawl 7 by Goddess Knits. I'm very late getting started on this one though, the final clue has already been posted and I just now finished clue #1. Nobody said I had to be Speedy Gonzales or anything so I'm not concerned. I cast on last Wednesday while hanging out at my LYS. I have never read a chart before so I needed someone to tell me how to do that.

I'm using Malabrigo lace for this in the Ibizo colorway and I LOVE it! It is definitely quiet time knitting though. No tv, no ipod, no husband talking...complete silence. Jason head out yesterday to catch a flight and I sat home in the silence all day working on my shawl.

And lastly...the knitting part has been done for over a month but I'm just now getting around to taking a picture.

Pattern: Large Cabled Handbag by The Woolie Ewe
Yarn: Noro Iro colorway forgotten
Needles: US 13


C├ęcile said...

Your shawl is coming along. I like those colors. the Malabrigo lace is so light isn't it? But this is not an easy beginner pattern. It was also my first lace project. I bought some more lace yarn, but my next lase pattern is going to be one with rows that repeat. I enjoyed this one, but am not ready to start another so soon. I haven't finished this one yet. I finished clue 5, but still have 6 or is it 7 to go--the last one. I'm confused.

Your socks look great too. Thanks for posting on my blog. Rosemaling and knitting are so different. I know some rosemalers who also knit, but no knitters who also do rosemaling.

Kelley said...

You are right, the Malabrigo lace is practically weightless. I'm really looking forward to getting this shawl done so I can wear it. (not that I'll need it in this heat)