Tuesday, August 19, 2008

I Have No Excuse .....

... but I am going to blame it on Ravelry and Plurk.... my absence that is. I really don't even have a lot of knitting to share. I just happened to look and noticed it had been almost a month. We have been busy here though, shuffling children around, getting ready for school (started here last week), filling out the endless forms that goes along with that, and celebrating the youngest 11th birthday. I think we finally have found all the little specific items requested on the school lists and the kids are settling into their new schedules. They sure are tired at the end of the day, so there is not much arguing about when it is time to go to bed.

Now for some knitting; I did finish the Diamonds in Lace I was knitting in the Lime & Violet Sasquatch yarn. This is a pretty quick knit. I need to finish one other pair of these, but that will have to wait for another week or two, until the SoS 08 is over. They won't count, since I started them prior to June 21.

I started and finished 2 pair of a new design Take Flight Both of these are knit in Lorna's Lace. One in sock and one in sport. I knit them both to the same gauge and with the same number of stitches. The finished sock in the sport is more dense and will be very warm. The one knit in the sock wt, is of course lighter, and more lacy. The colors are Devon for the sport wt sock and Seaside for the fingering wt sock.

I also cast on for another pair of Victorian Swags. I am knitting these in some Opal Petticoat that has been marinating in the stash for a couple of years. I enjoy knitting this pattern. I am taking the design down the foot on these, which I didn't do didn't do in the original pair.

And still on the needles: Miriam in the Pagewood Farm Chugiak. I will be finishing these next. The first one is finished and I am close to the heel flap on the second sock. They always seem to go really fast once you turn that heel. I should be able to get that part done tonight and hopefully have these finished in a day or two. Have I mentioned how much I love this yarn? It is wonderful.
The youngest just walked through the door. She is excited, talking really fast and loud so I better finish here and listen to her.
I hope you all have a fantastic week!!!!