• 14Aug

    Life has been crazy and hectic of late, but there has been a bit of knitting going on behind the scenes.  I am proud to say that I finished my July socks just under the wire with only three days to spare.  Whew!  I chose to knit the Kai-Mei pattern again [ravelry link] because I liked my April socks so well.  The yarn colors this month are a bit out of my normal wardrobe comfort zone, but they were so cheerful and summery I could not pass them up!  Also, I am meticulous obsessive freakish and made sure the stripes matched.  :)

    Pattern: Kai-Mei from Sock Innovation by Cookie A
    Yarn: Zitron Trekking, color 1000
    Needles: Size 0 DPN

    For my August socks, I’m finishing up a pair that has been languishing since May.  I do not have any in-progress pictures, but I finished up the first one a couple of nights ago and am starting the second sock.  The yarn is Yarn Chef’s Minestrone in Yucca – and it’s self-striping to boot! The stripes on these will also match…at least I hope they will.

  • 05Aug

    I’m still here and still alive…just too busy lately to stop in for a post.  Earlier this month I was loving the cool autum feeling of our weather this summer.  Now we are back to St. Louis standard summer weather: hot, humid, and sticky.  It’s perfect weather for knitting in the air conditioning and dreaming of crisp autumn air.   I recieved the new fall IK in the mail last week and several items caught my eye.  I raided my stash and found some yarn I had been hoarding for years: Classic Elite Renaissance in a lovely mottled blue/green shade.  I should have just enough to make the Slanting Gretel Tee.  If not, I may require professional help and/or institutionalization.

    I cast on Saturday while helping my husband set up a computer lab at work.  We were there until after 10 p.m.  It was a very long day, and went something like this: Knit a few stitches, get up push buttons on several computers, wait and knit a bit, repeat…  I knit a gauge swatch before I started, I promise!  I got gauge on the first try, so I merrily cast on and began knitting.  27 rows later I decided to check my gauge, just to be sure.  I was not even close.  The sweater was 9″ larger in circumference than it was supposed to be.  I put the sweater away.  Sunday afternoon I ripped the whole sweater out.  Monday I began again with smaller needles.  So far, so good.  I do love the color of this yarn, although it is difficult to photograph.  (Please excuse my photography, btw…my camera is not working and I’m having to rely on my phone’s camera instead.)

    So…what’s on your needles?

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