Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Shawls, Socks and Toys

I've almost let another month go by without saying anything. Alot has been going on in my world. My parents are visiting right now, they came to see their newest great grandson, Asher (my niece's baby).

There's still alot going on with our new account at Whirlpool and I'm still spending way too much time working on this account and neglecting others. But we've finally hired a 2nd shift On-Site Supervisor to take over on the evening shift. That means I won't have to work late every night anymore. Well, he actually won't start until 9/29, but I can definitely see a light at the end of the tunnel.

On to more interesting subjects - knitting! I'm working on the Woodland Shawl, it's not a quick knit by any means and you can't try to knit and watch tv at the same time, or knit and talk to friends. You've got to be in a room by yourself and just pay attention. Having a different pattern on every row is HARD! Here's a picture of what I've completed so far. I should have taken a better picture, close up so you could see the pattern. I think once I've finished knitting it and blocking, it will be really pretty.

I'm also still knitting mini's, well I've got one on the needles that's been there for about a month or so, I really need to get busy and finish the minis and get them mailed off. TASK squares are coming along very slowly, I thought it would be more fun to knit squares and mail them off and get squares from the other members of the group and put together an afghan, but it's really hard to make a perfect square 12"x12". I think I've frogged more than I've actually knit.

I'm actively working on a pair of socks for Yarnlady in Group 3 of the Traveling Scarves. She designed a pair of socks and wrote up the pattern so I'm doing a test knit for her. They are really cute and will make a perfect pattern for a beginner sock knitters. This picture isn't very good, I guess I was casting a shadow. Here's a picture closer up so you can see the pattern.

I'm working on the heel flap right now, axious to start the gusset and see how that goes. I'm using an alpaca blend, so I'm hoping that they will feel as good on my feet as they do in my hands. I'll keep you posted on my current projects.

Happy knitting!


Zel, The Grimm Witch said...

I love the colorway you chose for the shawl. Lace takes so much patience, but you seem to be off to a great start. I always end up frogging lace projects. Maybe my next one will stick:)

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

The colorway for the shawl is amazing Mmmm:)Hugs Darcy

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