Thursday, March 29, 2007

Status quo

I have a near-FO - ChildHood from Knitty Summer 03 for my nearly 4-year-old daughter. I just need to get some sew-in snaps. (Can you believe that one of the local Fabricland stores didn't have them?!) This is done in Mission Falls 1824 Wool.

My current WIP is this sock in Meilenweit Cotton Fantasy. I am using the free jacquard stripe sock pattern I got from the Patons web site (though I can't find it there anymore). It's a very simple top-down pattern with a slip-stitch heel. I plan on expanding my sock construction horizons sometime soon, but this pattern is so perfect for the self-striping yarns.

Next project: an oldie that's new again -- St. Brigid from A. *tarmore's Aran Knitting (see this recounting by The Girl from Auntie for info on why I'm not using her full name). I ordered the yarn from Virtual Yarns when Claire was a baby, and the designer's daughter recommended the colour Red Deer for me on the basis of a photo of us. But for some reason (the craziness of new motherhood, most likely) I never completed it, and the pieces I did complete got eaten by moths!! So I am ripping out and starting fresh. Here is the mess as it stands today:



Wendy Dorrel said...

Hey! Childhood looks amazing, I love the colors. :)

The socks looks wonderful too. Yes, I have sock envy.

Welcome to the world of blogging!

Jessica said...

The ChildHood is SO cute! I love it!

Gosh, I wish I had the patience to actually work on socks when I start them. I like doing the toe short row part, but when I get to the foot, I get bored with it! How lame of me, haha.