Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Knitting Disasters?

Well, the socks I've been making from the yarn Kesley gave me (Sweet Georgia Yarn from BC) need new toes. I'm not happy with how they have been turning out! One it too short and the other much too long. Time to face reality and start ripping. I've also determined that I have enough wool to finish them up in the same colour so that is what I'm going to do!

Then I have still been struggling with what to do with the yarn I got just before x-mas. It is such a beautiful colour, but is a little scratchy. I had initially planned to make the "Left over vest" from Knitty, but I failed to follow the instructions not once but twice! So then I decided perhaps I should do little projects with the wool and make a pair of socks. so I thought I would try the Harlots "Tulip socks". Well I needed to modify the guage a bit, and well, I'm not sure if I would ever wear these. They are little bit bulky. That would mean like the 4th failure this wool has seen. I'm starting to get a bit discouraged. Not sure what to make with it!

Kelsey, my yarn dealer, brought me some more Sweet Georgia yarn, (That stuff is addictive) and the bad news that the woman who makes this gorgeous stuff is going on a trip, and the business is going on hiatis! So sad! I decided to use it to make a baby sweater. No, I'm not expecting, but perhaps in a couple of years, I just thought this colour would make the cutest sweater. I'm just not sure that I'm going to have enough. I did over a page of math calculations, and it looked promising and that I shoould have 50 yards left over, but I don't know how well I trust myself to figure that out. Do I just keep going till I run out and hope for the best? If it doesn't work, I'll rip it out and make the coolest socks ever! This is the left front side of Debbie Bliss' Ribbon edged cardigan, and the start of the back. Any bets on if I'll make it? I had 400 yards to start with. I'll have to find the lable again to give more details.
Only one more week till I'm off on my honeymoon! Brazil baby!

Saturday, February 03, 2007

A Sock!

Well I have officially completed one sock and managed to cast on a second one. I thought I should provide some photos as proof. I've even managed to cast on the second one, though I have many other projects on the brain, I thought if I at least cast this one on, then perhaps it would get done at some point, perhaps for next winter. I still need to make my curtains for my bedroom! I've started to notice a few mistakes in them, and I'm debating whether or not to take it a part and start over, perhaps just the toe, I think that is what bothers me the most.

And finally I leave you this (Rob) for your viewing pleasure. My (finally) arranged spice cabinet. It's like a rainbow of flavours ready to make delectable treasures!