Friday, April 18, 2008

Itchy feet

Staying in town for too long almost ALWAYS gets me into trouble whether I'm trying/like it or not...(i.e. car accidents, sick people, crappy work stuff, etc).

So, my response to trouble: leave town. I'm leaving for St. Louis next week for the Loopy Ewe Spring Fling Retreat. A weekend of knitting, HOORAY! I can hardly wait!

The following weekend, I will be grooving at the New Orleans Jazz Fest. It's been 8 years since I had the oppurtunity to go and this year Stevie Wonder will be there (I adore Stevie's music)!

Since I last blogged, I have been working on all sorts of stuff. The only completed item is this lonely pair of plain ole socks.

These plain ole socks were made on 1s with Austermann Step on 1s. I must say I was skeptical about the hype, regarding the softness and etc. After knitting a pair of socks, washing and wearing them, I must say: YUM.

I started yet another pair of socks a couple of weeks ago.

These are a garter rib, on 1s, and Online Supersock. I'm working on the gusset on this bad boy's mate. I'm trying to venture out from my normal green/purple sock phase with BRIGHT and loud colours...

And last but not least:

Somehow, I was suckered into making this Forest Canopy Shawl for my coworker's mother. Actually, this is a quick knit and the pattern is EASY to memorize. I'm using 4s and ONE (that's right,one) skein of Malabrigo Lace.

Since, I have a ways to go and this requires some serious blocking, this is the best detail I'm able to show (unfortunately).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

hi! i'm your caffeine yarn swap person...i just wanted to give you a heads-up that your package has been sent out. i can't wait to see what you think of it. happy knitting!