Monday, September 01, 2008

Knitting away like crazy in September

It's hard to believe that it's September already. The weather here hasn't been that hot lately, but this week it's suppose to go back to the 90's. I have four more weeks of teaching and then I get a break. I'm ready since my knitting has suffered the last two weeks.

Some finished projects:

I finished the August Mid-Month KAL. The pattern is called Elvish Leaves. I used Size 6 needles and Peaches and Creme yarn in the country garden colorway.

Elvish Leaves - Country Garden
After I finished it, I found a mistake (can you find it?), so I knit up another one using Peaches and Creme in shrimp. I like this one because you can see the pattern better. I really like the pattern and it was a fun knit.
August Mid Month - Elvish Leaves - Shrimp
Another sock is complete. For this one I used Trekking Zitron yarn in the colorway 167 with a basic sock pattern and size 2 needles.
Trekking Zitron 167 Complete
I also started working on my Spring Forward socks again. I let them sit for awhile and now I am on a role. I hope to finish the first sock by today or tomorrow.
JKnits - Spring Forward - Boston
Of course, I had to start on another sock, so I am using Creatively Dyed Luxury 20 (it has some cashmere in it and is so soft) and size 2 needles. The colorway is Watermelon Juice.
Creatively Dyed -LE20 - Watermelon Juice
I got a new phone. My Razer wasn't charging anymore and I was due for an upgrade, so I bought an Iphone. I love it! Especially since it is a phone and ipod. I found a pattern for an Iphone cozy, so I knitted that up using the Sanguine Gryphon's Eidos sock yarn in Pythagorus and size one needles. I modified the pattern a bit. I knit from the top down and used a K1 through the back loop and P1 for the ribbing. I didn't knit the pocket, but may add it later. I used the knitpicks metal double points for this pattern and let me tell you they are much nicer than bamboo for size 1 needles. In fact, I also like using the size 2 needles too.
IPhone Cozy - Sanguine Gryphon
Next week at my Friday knitting group, we are going to start knitting two socks on two needles. I have been procrastinating using two needles, but thought that I would jump in and try this method since several of us would be trying this at the same time. I am going to use the knitpicks circulars to knit these socks. Someone recommended using one metal and one harmony needle. It was better for them to keep track of what needle they were using when trying the two circular method.
At my Saturday knitting group, we are going to start knitting dishcloths to try out different patterns. We are going to knit a different pattern every two weeks. So, I am going to be knitting away like crazy this September. I don't think I have time to work or teach. It's time to retire again.

4 comments:

Jill L said...

I can see the mistak, but I will tell you that the pattern really pops withthe solid color.

Great projects -- your'e on a roll!

Jill L said...

I meant to say I can't see the mistake.....I can't type either!

Karin said...

Click on the picture and you will see a box outlining the mistake.

Karin

Mary said...

Without your hint (the box), I never would have found the mistake. You are the only one who would see it. Great cloths. Now I need to go back and knit that one and I'll use a solid color. I agree the pattern shows more in solid, but they both look nice.