Saturday, July 06, 2013

The rain is over for now, but the humidity is high

Well, I guess that is summer for you.  At least it’s not raining, but now I am back to watering my flowers outside.

I finally finished the Quaker Ridge Shawlette.  I love this shawl.  The beaded bindoff really makes it shine.  I am so happy with the beads that I got from Earthfaire.  It took time to do the bindoff, but it was worth it.

Quaker Ridge Shawl complete

Day 7 is complete on the 2011 Advent Calendar Scarf.  17 more days to go.

2011 Calender Scarf - Day 7

I finished two socks.  One sock in each pair.  The first sock in the Dizzy pattern from CookieA is complete.  I used a size 1 needle with Alisha Goes Around Richness fingering in the Genevieve color.

Dizzy - Sock 1 Complete

I also finished the first sock using the Socks on a Plane pattern by LaLa.  I am knitting this sock top down vs toe up.  I ended the pattern with a cable row and then started the toe decreases.  I love how this looks on striped yarn.

Socks on a Plane - Sock 1 complete

The only yarn I got in was 2 skeins of Bugga from the Verdant Gryphon. The color is Pandorus Sphinx Moth.  I saw this color awhile ago and regretted not getting any.  I bought 2 skeins because I have so many 1 skein yarns that if I need more yardage for a pattern,  I always have to go outside of my stash and buy it.

Bugga - Pandorus Sphinx Moth

Off to knit for the day!


Deb said...

Nice knitting. How did you like knitting Dizzy, the sock pattern by Cookie A.? I haven't been brave enough to try her patterns.

Karin said...

Don't be afraid. The Dizzy pattern is not hard. But, you do have to move stitches. CookieA patterns are great. Start with her monkey sock pattern (that was the first patterned sock that I did). If you don't like purling on the monkey sock, just knit the purls and it comes out great.