Thursday, 4 October 2007

Progress...

of sorts...... as you've seen both pairs of socks are complete and I've started another two pairs.... one is the Kaffee Fassett Mirage in "Storm" and the other pair is Rainforest 2 "Bee"


I know they're not as exciting as other peoples socks with fancy patterns and yarns, but at the end of the day there's something elegant about a smoothly knitted sock and when I haven't felt like picking up my knitting recently my trusty socks have always been there so I haven't felt completely useless....

The one thing that I love about my socks is I can just grab the bag and run out the door at a moments notice, everything is in my little Go Knit pouch to provide me with entertainment should I need it.... Whilst exchanging emails with n of the The Yarn Yard this morning I realised just how travelled my socks are..... the Bee pair so far this week went to the hairdressers on Monday, MIL's on Wednesday, tomorrow they will go to the Hospital and on Sunday they will be going to Harrogate and back!!!!

If you read n's blog you will see she is talking about October being Breast Cancer Awareness month and that she's asking all her friends if they've checked their breasts and she asked who would we be asking, so I'm going to publically ask you all...

Have you checked your breasts today?

Back on the Lace knitting front here as promised is a photo of the current Swallowtail which if I stick to the pattern is at the end of the budding lace chart, but as I've not yet used a full 25g ball I'm going to risk doing 5 more pattern repeats to make a bigger shawl, that and I won't get it finished for tomorrow so it can be my Godmother's christmas present.... that's the only nice thing about people who have birthdays near Christmas, you can 'shuffle' their presents around should they not be finished in time for the first ocassion ;o) !!!!!

Just to prove I've actually started on the border of the VLT shawl, I will be happier when I've got a few more repeats done, then it might not feel so flimsy and awkward to work with.... I haven't managed to do 5 repeats a day as you can see, but I will try to stick to it in the future....










6 comments:

fleegle said...

Love your socks and swallowtail! Rich pink! Nice!

Yuo can always rename the Pain Scale to Tired Scale.

Helen said...

Looking forward to seeing your big swallowtail. And the VLT border is coming along really well - stick at it!!

Thanks for the reminder re BC too :)

Lindsey said...

Man, you've been busy. Lots of great socks there! I think they're fabulous. And another swallowtail! I wish I could fly through lace with your speed....really impressive. :-)

Spinayarn said...

The socks are lovely. The plain knitting showcases the yarn beautifully.

KnitSanity said...

I'm just catching up on my blog reading. Your swallowtail looks beautiful. Pink is one of my favourite colours.

I like plain socks at least for the foot. Your socks look great and confortable to wear. Could it be the coming of colder weather that makes us want to knit warm and cozy things?

Jane said...

I love a smooth knit sock myself. Your Swallowtail looks great and I hope you have enough yarn! Very lovely color.