Thursday, August 31, 2006

Knit a Tube

I have an original look and feel. I decided a change would be good to make the blog unique. Missa of Moon Arts did a great job. I still haven't had time to return to my UFOs, but I did attend a class this evening at Knit n Knibble . It was called "Circular Options". I learned how to knit in the round with two circulars, and Magic Loop with one circular. I think I might try to use the magic loop on my next pair of socks. (Hopefully, sooner than later.) Happy Labor Day.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Unfinished Business

I promised to pop in today and flash a few of the items I'm NOT knitting. Last week was completely INSANE, even more so because I didn't have a chance to knit any sanity at all. Before you feel too sorry for me, I spent the weekend in Key West. Timing was good since we just missed the evacuation for Ernesto. Hopefully, things will calm down in the next few weeks (that goes for hurricanes and my school schedule).

The bags include all unfinished business. The middle picture will hopefully turn into a short sleeved linen sweater. I'm not thrilled with the rough feel of the linen. But, it's perfect for Florida. The picture to the right is the beginning of another family sock present. Last but not least, the yarn I bought for another pair of clogs. These are for me, so they'll definitely fall to the end of the list.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Sorry, I'm buried....

Sorry guys. As a teacher, the first weeks of school are an insane time. I haven't knit anything since I went back. On Sunday, I will try to post pics of all the things I'm not doing. Hope to be back in the knit of things soon!

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

After Clogs

Here are the "after" clogs. (See post below for the giant "before" shot.) They fit perfectly. Hopefully, they will fit my sister, too. I think I'll give them to her and knit up another pair for myself. Side note: wet wool is a little smelly. Then again, sweaty feet wool is probably even smellier. Oh well, I'm not going to worry about that right now. This is a great summer project that knits up quickly and felts nicely with Cascade 220.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

FEE FI FO FUM! That is one LARGE clog!

This is just hilarious. I couldn't resist putting up the "before" picture a little early. These things are HUGE. I'm taking a Felted Clog class at Knit n Knibble. We will be felting on Monday. Hopefully, there will be "after" pics in a couple days. In the meantime, it looks like a one-legged giant is heading for the flower bed!

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Dock Socks

Yes, another pair for the Family Sock Challenge. I went out in the sweltering heat to take this shot on the dock because the toes look like they've been dipped in the water. Socks are great to knit in the summer because they're small. Still, it's hard to think about wearing wool socks in mid summer. I have 2 or 3 pair to go on the Christmas gift list. The ones for me keep taking a back seat.

I've also been working on some felted clogs and a linen sweater. More on those once I get a little more knitting done.

Some of my teacher-friends are knitting squares for another teacher who is getting married in the fall. I've been shamed by one who just wrote to tell me that she finished 10 squares over the summer. I'm on square one, or should I say "back to square one" before I work on anything else. I'm going to use this square project to practice some Vogue Stitchionary patterns.