Thursday, 13 September 2007

Progress of sorts....

I haven't really done much of anything recently, I just feel weary and it seems to have taken all my time to get through everyday stuff... on the lace front I still haven't tackled the border on the VLT stole and this is as far as I have got with the Scarf with No 20 edging from VLT which is supposedly for SIL's birthday on the 8th October.... it may become her Christmas present yet!!!!

It's Knit Picks
Alpaca Cloud in colourway Tide Pool Heather and I am working on 3.75mm needles still a little big in my estimation so you can imagine what I thought when I tried it on 4.5mm first!!! I've seen other people work with a smilar weight yarn on 4.5mm needles and it looks fine, mine just looked awful and I've a pretty even knitter on straights......


On the non-lace knitting front my first socks are progressing well and should be finished reasonably soon, I hope.... the first is Opal's Hunderwasser "Steamers in Ultramarine III" and is a size 10 for a friend's daughter....


The 2nd pair is Opal Prisme for a Christmas gift which have to be finished for the beginning of October as she's off to Spain for Christmas, but at least it's only a sixe 4!!!!


Despite not being a popular pattern in the UK and a very unpopular colour, everyone who's seen me knit these thinks they're wonderful!!!!

9 comments:

Soo said...

Sorry to hear you are feeling a little blah. Hope it passes soon.

I like the socks - I'm a sucker for self striping/patterning yarn. They are perfect amusing but brainless knitting.

fleegle said...

Weary or not, you seem to be making pretty progress with the VLT and socks. I hope you are feeling better soon! Then you can make all of us feel bad as we watch you rip through everything :)

gilraen said...

Your lace always makes me feel hamfisted due to it's exquisiteness. I hope one day to be able to my lace half as well.

Lovely bright socks. :D

Helen said...

The Tide Pool Heather is a pretty colour. I like the socks, although must admit you might be right about the orangey one!!

Hope the fug lifts soon :)

Viknits said...

Yummy lace and socks! Hope you're feeling better..

fleegle said...

My mission in life is to make people smile! Glad you enjoyed it.

fleegle said...

I think the Engeln has the edge too, but I will swatch and see...

Anni said...

Sorry you're feeling a bit off colour. Your VLT scarf is looking beautiful though. Hope you feel better soon. Sock are brill too.

Lindsey said...

Nice to see your VLT scarf....I have the same KP yarn in that same colour, and am planning to use it for my Hanami. Nice to see it knitted up, though! :-)

The socks are all looking very good.

I hope you perk up soon!