Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Wednesday Update

Not much excitement in my world of knitting right now. I'm on the home stretch to finish up my June projects (aside from lining those bags...not sure when that will happen...). The Shaped Neck Tee is going along just fine. Not sure if I'll be ok on the Rowan Calmer yardage yet, but so far so good. The Calmer is such a pleasure to knit. Even though it is almost entirely cotton, I don't get any fatigue in my hands. I'm about 11 inches into the 16 inch stockinette part so it's been great mindless knitting. The KnitPicks options needles are still great. No unscrewing!

Here is a picture of the almost completed pair of Cable Rib Socks (pattern from Spring 2005 Interweave Knits, yarn is Lorna's Laces in Carol Green). I'm nearly to the heel and I hope to do that part at lunch today so that I have just the foot to work on at knitting GROUP tonight. These socks have been a real pleasure to knit. As much as I'm falling in love with my Socks that Rock, there's just something so nice about Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock. I think it's all about the color saturation and slight give to the yarn.

So, I'm curious, what is everyone's favorite colorway for Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock? Are you more partial to the fabulous variegated colors or the subtle shading of the nearly solids? For that matter, I would love to hear what is everyone's favorite sock yarn and colorway? - any brand.

I never thought I'd be a fan of solid sock yarn, but Lorna's Laces nearly solid colors are so neat with the soft variation of color intensity. I love hitting an inch or so of really dark green before the yarn goes right back to the intense lighter green...Mmmmm, Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock...mmmmm.

And here's a picture of my new sock bag from Trek! We worked out a nice swap and within a couple days I had this pretty little bag. Of course, you can't have too many sock bags, especially sock bags that have cute little argyle ribbons - how fun! This picture also gives you a sneakpeek at what's coming up on the July knitting list. More details at the beginning of next month:)

And a little reminder to those North Shore area knitters - Knitting GROUP is tonight at the Borders in Wilmette (the corner of Lake and Skokie) from 6:30 until 8:00 in the cafe. If you're in the area, we'd love to see you there!


aija said...

Ooh! I love your new sock bag! :)

knit chick said...

Very cute sock bag! You're just flying with your knitting.

Kim in Oregon said...

Hi! Just started "The Stolen Child" and love it.

Are you going to make the Lotus Blossom Tank from IK? I only ask because I'm going to and I thought for once I would not be a copycat.

Liz Flores said...

Alyssa, it was so nice meeting you last night, love that sock bag, you knitting group girls have so many cool accoutrement (sp?) that I never even heard of.