Monday, October 30, 2006

They Are DONE!!!!

Three years ago, when we moved in, yarnpusher my good friend (aka Designated Knitter)gave me a very pretty basket and inside was a ball of sock yarn (Vegas Brights...don't they remind you of a Vegas marquis or the carpet in any number of casinos?)and a set of double-pointed needles. I started them, but found knitting incompatible with chasing around a one year old who had the ability to be mobile, but lacked any semblance of impulse control.


Last fall, I picked up the needles again and started. Then I began thinking...I should knit a pair of socks for Jeff...and also for my goddaughter (baby socks don't take long, after all, especially if you don't MISSIZE them) and I can't leave out her sister......But last night, they were done...and I slept in them! Cozy.
This is a scarf I knitted for Chris. His favorite color is orange...no, its red....no, its orange. So I did this with some tweed red yarn from Cascade 220 combined with an orange from Lamb's Pride (I invaded Designated Knitter's stash for that...she'd knitted Chris mittens in it last year). I kind of designed the stripes in the center so that you can't tell where it stopped being a red scarf with orange stripes and became an orange scarf with red stripes.....I am pretty happy with the way they turned out.

Now the only thing on needles is my lace scarf that will probably be done by the time I kick my kids out of the house (it goes slowly...I have to actually count when I'm doing it, and that doesn't work well with either having children in the room, a husband that actually enjoys talking with me, or my ADHD...) So...I made use of my illness and actually accomplished knitting while I sat immobile on the couch hacking away incessantly..... Now that I can function again....there's a whole new list of tasks to do....BYE!!!

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7 comments:

Designated Knitter said...

Wow!! Great job! Both projects look wonderful! And you knit that second sock in a jiffy.....

Rebellious Pastor's Wife said...

yeah, it didn't take long. The main thing that I regret about quitting my job soon is that it gave me lots of good knitting time....I got from the gusset reductions to the toes during the time of supervising a visit!

4Js4HIM said...

Great job!

Marie N. said...

Wonderful scarf design, that turned out great!

It is so satisfying to get a pair of socks done. Beautiful work.

Favorite Apron said...

Very nice! I have a pair of socks here that need the toes sewn up.

Devona said...

I don't knit socks yet, but last night I tried a pattern I am trying to make that looks like a chuck taylor all star baby bootie. Sead stitching for the toes and sole, garter for the "canvas." I am so far unsatisfied with my results, but I will perfect it.

I like quick projects that I can finish in less that a week. (maybe I'm ADHD too.)

Rebellious Pastor's Wife said...

Wow...that sounds complicated.....and very cute!!!