Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Getting into the swing of things

With the holidays and the neck problem I just haven't been knitting nearly as much. Well, I have been knitting, but I haven't been enthusiastic about it. Perhaps I have a lingering fear that the knitting is what caused the slipped disc though according to the doctor that is unlikely. Whatever it is, I've just not been as into it lately, but I think that time is ending.

I liked those Jingle Bell Socks I knit. And then I saw a cute sweater pattern on Knit Picks and went ahead and ordered it. It's the Phoebe sweater. I really like it. So, the other night I decided it was time to do some spontaneous project knitting and I made my swatch. The pattern calls for Knit Picks Andean Silk (which is lovely), but I had some Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in Evergreen languishing in the stash so I'm going to give that a go. Last night I only got an inch of the ribbing done, but I have a feeling this sweater will go pretty quickly once I get going.

The Marmalade Citrine sock is coming along nicely. I have almost finished the leg of the first sock. Looking forward in the pattern I see that the heel flap will have a slipped stitch pattern that matches the leg. Should be fun. I'm very happy with how this pattern looks with the yarn (Socks that Rock in Citrine mediumweight). The color is so light and airy. It makes me think of lemons and cantaloupe. :)

Happily, I'm feeling up to going to Knitting Group tonight. I haven't been able to go since before the holidays! Who all is going tonight?

***Knitting Group is tonight (Wednesday) at the Borders' Cafe in Wilmette (corner of Lake & Skokie). We meet from 6:30 until 8:00 and any yarn enthusiast is welcome!***


aija said...

That'll be a really pretty sweater-- I hadn't seen it in the KP catalog yet.

Kathleen said...

Hey, a knitter in Wilmette! That's where I grew up (living in Gloucester, Mass., now). How random that I'd find your blog when looking for information on 100purewool - is it as soft as Malabrigo? Enjoy knitting in Wilmette.

Isobel said...

I LOVE that sock - the pattern and the colour, looking forward to seeing the finished pair.
Glad you are feeling a little better.

Lynae said...

I am SO there tonight!

Liz said...

Ditto for me! I love your definition of hardly knitting (churning out a few socks & starting a sweater)! Please bring your gorgeous wips to group tonight so that we can properly admire them.