Saturday, September 5, 2009

Socks finished, sweater to go?

I finished my socks! Yea! Finally! It seems like the longest month of sock knitting.  I have so many WIP that I had to make something for fast, instant, gratification. 
I picked up the new Vouge knitting magazine.  The one with the pink beret on the cover.  I made the chunky cable and bobble hat.  Pattern #12.  My first foray into bobbles.  Not for lack of ability but more like a lack of desire.  But on this hat they were very cute.  Now I have to design a pair of hand warmers to match (A request from the person who doesn't know they are getting the matching hat - well maybe until now) 
I picked up my alpaca sweater as the weather is giving us fall like glimpses.  I am finished with the body and now have to cast on for the sleeves.  Two of them.  I can always finish it for spring?!  No, no I must not procrastinate.
I have decided to hibernate the one strip scarf and the lace thread scarf for now.  I haven't picked up the blanket in a while.  More because I don't know just where I'm going with it.  Probably to the cave with the other stuff.  But ya never know what Mama Bear will knit while she is in her cave waiting for Papa Bear and Jr. to come home for their porridge.
I guess I'm just trying to get my head clear for The Wool & Sheep Festival.  I am dreaming of new sock yarn.  Last year I got enough great yarn to last the year.  But now the year is coming to an end and I'm almost out of "special" sock yarn stash.  I have a couple of skeins left. I know I can always get some very good commercial and widely available sock yarn but the "special " stuff is well -"special".  I like all the independently dyed sock yarn.  I like getting there what I can't get anywhere else.  I stock up and go through it all year long. I can almost smell the wool ...
But for now back to my sweater!

1 comment:

  1. The socks came out great! I can't wait to see the handwarmers to match the hat.