I Need a Vacation From My Vacation
No, you're right, that's not much progress. But see those dpn's? They are the wrong size. I forgot that I was making the sweater with us6 and when packing, grabbed my us7's to make the sleeves. Duh. No LYS in sight so I just put it aside for my whole vacation.
Yes I know, I will never get 4 coasters done at this rate. But who wants to focus on knitting linen lace when it's 90 degrees by the pool? It's been a rough winter, let me be.
Now these got most of my airplane time. These are the Padded Footlets from summer 2005 Interweave Knits. I am making them in Lorna's Lace's sock yarn in "Cranberry". I am absolutely fascinated by the pattern. The lace bits are interesting, and the sole is knit with 2 strands. The pattern is written for dpn's but it was fairly easy to translate to circs. (The trick is to put the sole stitches on one needle and put the instep AND the gussets on the other needle, marking the beginning and end of instep with stitch markers.)
The construction of the sock is truly interesting. They have great detail, as you can see here in the heel. And since there is no leg, they are pretty fast to knit. I'm loving them.
Nothing like coming home from vacation to find a box of yarn waiting for you! Before I left I ordered some yarn from Knit Picks. Main Line in "Dusty Lavender" and Shine Worsted in "Terra Cotta". I thought I was over the shrug thing...but then I bought a simple black jersey sun dress. And I thought, hey, I can make a cute somethin' somethin' to wear with it since I'm always cold...or I could make 2 things....and whatever, you all are knitters, you know the rest. I picked up a copy of Options by Margie Morse Pulley and we'll see what comes off the needles.
I haven't had a chance to sit at my loom in quite a while so I'm off to get my weaving fix. Hooray!
(BTW - I signed up for the blogger SP8. My inner child is very happy.)