Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Forgive for no posts - I have FOs!

Things that have occupied all my time, leaving me no time to post.

1. Spending a long relaxing Mother's Day weekend with my mom, dad, and sister in South Florida. I even knit a bit, but devoted most of my craft time to....

2. Finishing my sister's Weekender Bag, her v. belated xmas gift. Before leaving for Florida, all I had left was to handsew the lining which I finished the last night of our trip in the hotel room. I'm one of those last minute types. Unfortunately I'm also a dumbass and took not one picture of the finished bag - which came out much cleaner than my version. I envisioned a J. Crewish beach photoshoot with lots of sand and my sister frolicking around. Just imagine instead. Ahhh, beach! Amy Butler! Sun!

3. Packing. Did I mention we bought a house? We close on Friday and although we're surrounded by boxes, we've barely started packing. Luckily, our new house is only a mile away!

4. Passing my insurance test. Check that one off the to do list!

5. Hanging out at this real ale festival with Lobstah and other cool people.

6. Finishing these Knee socks...



Pattern. 48 stitches, toe up. I used
Diana's method of increasing, as I did with these socks.
Yarn. Yarntini Sport in Luxury, 1 350 yd. skein from Pure Knits. Plus a little Dale Baby Ull when I ran out.

Needles. Size 3 Addis.

Time Knitted. A month or two. These have been finished for awhile....
Comments. Sportweight yarn flies! Even with the added thickness, these socks are cozy and well-fitting. See for yourself ...


Miles thinks they're cozy (notice in the vesper knee highs, he's also digging the socks. too funny)

In the interest of full disclosure, I must say I have yet to wear these. It's been pretty warm, so I can blame it on that, but it's mostly because they fall down. I just have to figure out the best method of adding elastic.


Because I'm a dork.


7. Keeping Zoe off another FO, the Big Bad Baby Blanket



She crawled up on this the second I layed it flat.

Pattern. Big Bad Baby Blanket
Source. Stitch 'n Bitch Handbook
Yarn. Blue Sky Alpacas, Organic Cotton in Nut, 4 skeins
Needles. US 8 Addis
Time Knitted. 4/20/07 - 5/3/07
Mods. Subbed yarn, larger finished size.
Comments. This is a great baby shower gift. Great yarn, easy peasy blanket. My only complaint is that the ends were a bit obvious (to me anyway) after they were weaved in. The yarn is a bit rugged, so hopefully non-knitters won't notice.

Okay, back to packing and knocking more stuff off the to do list.

14 comments:

jess said...

love the socks! I saw them on flickr the other day. Yum!

Stacey said...

lots going on! congrats on the house! how exciting! you could pretty much walk stuff over (or fill a wagon...)

the socks are great! love knee highs!

Navi said...

Ohhh I wanted to se the bag, I have the pattern and plan to do one myself.

The socks are beautiful, love the striping.

joy said...

those socks kick a**.

Chrissy said...

I am SO glad that my cats aren't the only one's who do that! SO GLAD!! It means they're just being cats (instead of jerks, like I'd originally thought).

Lolly said...

I just adore those socks - great color combo! they look so comfy too :)

Risa said...

Oh, I love your socks. There has to be an easy way to make them stay up!

knittingphilistine said...

The socks are super-fabulous! They make up for the blog silence, for sure! Love 'em!

Steph said...

Great projects! I think your sis should send you some pictures of the bag as thank you ;-) I'd love to see it. I just bought Amy's messenger bag pattern and thought it should be easy, but it's got a million pieces!

vera said...

man those socks rock! love them to bits.
congratulations on buying the house. what a wonderful adventure it will be :0)

domesticat said...

Love the Burberry colorway! They never caught my attention before, this is the first time I've seen them knitted up.

Congrats on the new house! We're going through that right now, but still in the horrible, torturous process of waiting for an acceptance letter...

parikha said...

Those socks are awesome!

Honestly, how difficult was the Weekender Bag? I really want one, but I worry that it will just be a pain in the a@@ to make...

Romi said...

Those are *totally* cool!

radioactive girl said...

I LOVE the socks. That yarn is so pretty...sort of reminds me of sock monkey type colors. I have been wanting that yarn for a while, but yarntini is so hard to find when it isn't sold out!