Friday, August 18, 2006

Supposed to be

This post was supposed to be about my finished Heather sweater. Well, after spending all last night seaming it, I decided to give it another quick bath and as everyone in the Chicago-area knows, it's a tad bit humid right now so it's anyone's guess when it will be dry.

So, I will distract you with the lovely little notecard and stitchmarkers Kim sent. She has put out a request for sock yarn scraps so that she can knit a sock yarn log cabin blanket (crazy!). Well, as you may have noticed, I've knit a few socks and I almost always have scraps. In return for my bag of sock yarn scrap balls Kim sent me the cutest stitchmarkers (and a check to cover postage!). Thank you, Kim! I'll be sure to send all future sock yarn leftovers your way:)

I'll leave you with a picture of the not nearly finished Trekking XXL #71 socks. I spent so much time seaming that sweater last night, I didn't get a chance to knit at all! (Plus I played Ages of Empires II for a few hours -hehe).
These socks are going to be great when they are done, but I'm starting to doubt they ever will be. Not sure why they are taking so long. I really like the yarn, the color, and the pattern (6x2 rib). Oh well, I'm sure if I just spent an evening on them I would finish them in no time.

Look for the finished Heather posting this weekend!


knit chick said...

What?!?! Your Trekking XXL socks aren't done yet? ;) They're looking good. I can't wait to see Heather.

Kathy said...

Your trekking socks are an inspiration! No pressure on yourself. It will be beautiful. Lots going on here. Will check in with you via email.

Carrie said...

Hey Alyssa,

Thanks for your nice comment on the Sensational Knitted Socks blog - I was rather pleased with myself with those socks! It seems like a lot of sock patterns call for US 1s and up (2s! 3s!) and I loves me some tiny stitches. Although it does take a long time...

Nice Trekking socks, by the way. :) I almost always am attracted to the "fancier" sock patterns, but the simple ribs that I see in some others' finished socks are so pleasing!