Sunday, August 24, 2008

closing ceremonies

today i completed my 3rd unfinished object for the unfinished olympics, just in time for the closing ceremonies tonight. i really earned a medal this year. these are my Millicent socks that i started knitting in april of 2007. i just ran out of steam with the 2x2 ribbing but having the olympics on really kept me on track and i got them done. now it's back to more fun knits.

Friday, August 15, 2008

momma's 3rd pair of socks

these are my mom's latest socks made from Regia cotton, or at least i think it's regia cotton...i know for sure it's cotton. i've had this yarn in my stash for a few years now and i finally found something to do with it. and i have enough for a whole other pair of full length socks which i think i'll make for me because after i was done with these i realized that i like them. they'll go in the mail this weekend.
i also finished my UnFinished Olympic project yesterday and it's blocking right now. it's the Swallowtail Shawl for my MIL, Linda and i can't wait for her to get it tomorrow. aaron's going to take it over when he goes over to help out around the house. and since i'm on a roll finishing stuff up during the Olympics, i picked up my Milicent socks and started them again.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Whispering Pines, Completed

so, yesterday i cast off the whispering pines shawl from and blocked it for my friend Heather. she's attending a wedding today and wanted a shawl to "cover the arm fat", as all women want to do, and asked me to knit this for her about a week ago. yes you heard me correctly... a week ago. so we ordered the pattern and i knit it every day for the last week, trying to complete one chart every day and hoping that it would be bit enough for her to wear today. i was planning to have her take it and wear it, then give it back and let me cast back on to finish it after. then i realized that she's only 4' 11" and that the full sized shawl would dwarf her, so we both decided to stop at chart G and just leave it. it's all snow flakes, no trees. but it's still beautiful, and i loved the Zepher yarn. i will post photos when i get home. (i actually took them this time.)
now! it's time for the opening ceremonies of the Olympics, and for me to get started on the unfinished olympics. i'm going to pick up linda's shawl again to see if i can bang this out over the next 16 days, plus i also have my mom's socks back in hand too. they're back as my work knitting project. i'm so excited for the olympics!! i can't wait for track and field.