Ladies and Gentlemen,
I want you to know that I finished not one, but two things. So without further ado, let’s get on with the show.
First, coming down the catwalk, finishing off at 746 stitches, is the Koigu Shawl of Many Colors!
She’s not blocked yet, but she’s finished. I had to bind it off with yarnovers in several spots or the bindoff would have been too tight. I’m debating going and finding pins. Do I really need this in the middle of the hotel room floor?
And the other project? Not nearly as impressive, but I love them, is my Crosshatch Lace Socks.
We had several hours of flying time yesterday. I had half of the shawl left to bind off and about half of the foot of my sock. I finished the last 4 rows of the toe in the hotel room last night. I did a round toe for the first time, and while I like the way it looks, it doesn’t feel right. I’m not going to redo them, but I won’t use this toe again. Just to recap, these socks are the Crosshatch Lace socks from More Sensational Knit Socks. The yarn is from the last installment of the Rockin Sock Club 2007.
If you’re just checking in, we spent the weekend with our college girl. I got her Spiderweb Shawl. It’s gorgeous. I get to block two lace things next week! Last night we flew to Florida where Honey is doing flight training and I’m knitting. It’s about noon and I’m heading to the pool, with my knitting, of course!
But before I go, I bring you True Confessions: Sock Edition. Let me just tell you, this is ridiculous. It’s a good thing I live in Minnesota and wear my socks 9 months of the year. So, here goes. Try not to laugh too hard at me.
Don’t try this at home:
I’m knitting four socks at once on one circ. Here’s where I got the idea. I bow to this woman. She has eight socks on two circs. My four are making me swear. I’m going to work them to the heel just to say I did, and then I quit!!! I’m knitting them one at a time. Here begins my list of socks. I’ll start from left to right in my box.
1. Tempted Yarn Punk Junkie
2. Opal Ladybug
3. Madelintosh color Plum Tree
4. Color Crayon from Karen’s Heavenly Creations.
5. Monkeys in Socks That Rock Thistle
6. Ampersand in Colinette Jitterbug
7. Cedar Creek in Socks That Rock Holly Days
8. Jaywalkers in ?
9. Charade in ?
10. Thelonius in Tanzanite
11. Lace and Diamond Socks in Reynolds Soft Sea Wool
12. Waving Lace Socks in Fleece Artist Basic Merino Sock
13. Basic Socks with Silver Glitz
Crosshatch Lace Socks in Bella Coola Socks That Rock Finished!
and the mother of all socks:
15. A knit Christmas stocking from a Vogue Holiday magazine.
I’m off to lay in the sun and knit on a sock! There’s one more True Confessions Edition left and that one will leave you wondering if there is one screw in my head that’s not loose! Have a great day!