Sunday, July 23, 2006

Bad blogger....

I can't believe how long it's been since I've posted! I feel like the slowest knitter on earth, I don't know how these daily knit bloggers do it. Even though I still knit almost daily, I always feel like I have nothing to show for it. One of the reasons is that I'm easily bored with projects and often start something new. Like Picovoli, I cast on for a new Picovoli using seed stitch for the edges, a different yarn (Elsebeth Lavold Cotton Patine) and smaller needles (US4). My pink Picovoli knit with KnitPicks Shine is almost unwearable. It's too big and the picot edges roll because of it. Also, the pink is just too pink. So hopefully I'll get it right this time around. My Conwy socks are going really slowly for some reason, I have trouble finding where I left off (which I know could be easily solved by using a row counter). And the calf decreases are slowing me down quite a bit as well, again, would be much easier with a row counter. Well, I'll updated my sidebar with my current projects and progress and I'll post some pictures soon. My camera is in fact back in working order from the shop but hubby took it to work, so I have yet to try it out. But I'll leave you some pictures that my son has been taking with hubby's camera: My son's most prized possession, his Superman PJs which he insists on wearing non-stop (and if I manage to get him dressed to go somewhere, he carries them in his backpack).

Thursday, July 06, 2006

My camera is still in the shop so here's the best I could get out of hubby's camera, at night, in the dark, on my lap. Sorry, not much effort on my part but hopefully you can get the idea. They're the beginnings of Conwy socks (Nancy Bush, Knitting On The Road). The yarn is Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Somerset. I'm very happy with them so far, they seem a little big but there is some calf shaping so I'm hoping they'll be ok. My last pair was a little on the tight side so I'm waiting until I get a little farther to decide about the fit. I'm a little worn out on the sweater and the dishcloths. I've made 5 of the dishcloths so far and I like each new color combo even better than the last. This is the most recent one and my favorite, for now.