Knitting! Plus some gardening, cocktails, and whatever else strikes my fancy.

Month: March 2010

The Hunt for Strawberry Red

The Hunt for Strawberry Red

I’ve wanted to knit the Child’s French Sock from Vintage Socks by Nancy Bush for forever. I tried knitting them in Amethyst from Cherry Tree Hill. Wrong color. I nearly cast on in Malabrigo Impressionist Skies (medium blue) and Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock in Pine […]

Socks 2010: March is a done deal

Socks 2010: March is a done deal

Well, M is back safe and sound, but while he was gone last week, I did get quite a bit done. Most importantly my March socks are completed. To review, these are Roger Socks from Knitspot (Rav link) knit in some 100% BFL wool dyed […]

What to do when alone and a little bit lonely…

What to do when alone and a little bit lonely…

At 4:20 a.m. this morning, M boarded the airport shuttle and flew to Keystone, Colorado for a conference. I’ll pick him up Friday around 5:00 p.m. This gives me quite a bit more free time than I am used to. Plus, Friday is a university holiday, Cesar Chavez Day, so I can stay home without taking any vacation time. I’ve been thinking what I would like to do during that free time, and this is what I’ve come up with.

Finish my March pair of socks, Roger, by Anne Hanson of Knitspot.
Roger Socks: mid-March progress
I noticed that the Yarn Harlot has already finished an entire pair of Roger socks for her March socks. I’m just going to assume that I got more biochemistry experiments done than she has done so far this month. 😉

I would also like to get my Frost Diamonds shawl done, which currently photographs like a big lump. I still have 56 g left in my first skein! I’m half way through a third repeat of the main chart. It takes me nearly an hour to do two rows. I’ve got about 10 hours before the bind off.
Frost Diamonds: lump

Now that M is not in his office for a few days, I’d like to get my shawlette, fleck stitch version of the Frost Diamonds shawl blocked on its vast floorspace. I may have forgotten that I knit this for a few months weeks.
Fleck Stich shawl: pre-blocking

Finally, I want to get this sweater I bought, which fits me nearly perfectly, measured so I can use Ann Budd’s The Knitter’s Handy Book of Sweater Patterns to design and knit a different version with a simple stitch pattern from Annie Maloney with this Venezia worsted I received as a Christmas present a couple years ago. The sweater has 3/4 sleeves and set-in sleeves and classic ribbing as edges. Very basic and wearable.
Sweater design plans

All this should keep me busy!

Week in Photos

Week in Photos

The past week has had its share of highs and lows. The big low is that I have been somewhat sick with something. It’s a respiratory-digestive crud. Dr. M prescribed a Benton Park Swizzle for what ailed me. It’s much like a mojito except it […]