Monday, September 29, 2008

I have just designed my own pattern for this shawl/cowl. So pleased with the results.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Leaf and Ladder Socks FINALLY DONE

Well, I finally finished my second sock.  I had to wait on getting a new needle since the first one broke right after I completed one sock.  Then I was busy working on other projects, and finally got back to this spectacular sock.

The pattern really comes alive when worn.  I loved working on two different patterns at the the same time, since the front of the sock is in the leaf pattern and the back of the sock is in the ladder pattern.

I just love this book from Vogue on socks.  Will have to add it to my collection of books.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Quality Knitting Time

Yesterday, I had to bring my car in for some service, which took about 3 hours.  Talk about being in knitting heaven.  I set myself up with my project, lunch and drinks, and away I went knitting on and on without any interruptions.  I made such progress on my sock, which I've been neglecting because of lack of time at home.

When the service manager came over with my key and told me my car was ready, I couldn't believe that three hours had passed.  I wanted to stay longer.  I'm sure they thought I was a nut job.  Only die-hard knitters will understand this reaction.

Am I right?

Happy weekend to everyone,

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Still here

Haven't had the chance to get on my blog lately.  My computer finally passed away.  It's been a long time coming.  So this past weekend, we got a new one, and we bought a Mac.  I'm just loving it right now, getting to know all the fun programs.

I'm still knitting everyday as often as I can.  I'm currently working on a piece for the shop.   Will post pics at a later date.  I've been playing around with toe-up socks and have taken two patterns for constructing the heel with a gussett.  I've combined the two and it has worked out very well.  I do not care for the short-row wrap and turn heel at all.

I'll probably add toe-up to my classes in the Fall.  I had great success teaching my cuff-down sock class using Magic Loop.  The students did an awesome job and everyone really enjoyed it. I really like teaching  and look forward to doing more of it.