Friday, December 02, 2011

Some Good, Some Bad

It's been one of those weeks.  I'm working on wool longies on the Singer 155.  Nothing is going smoothly.

I love the Kroy Stretch socks that I've made.  Unfortunately, one got a hole!  It's not like a worn out spot, but a real hole.  I'm sure I can mend it, but because they're mostly not wool, it might be tricky to make sure it stays.  Don't let it stop you from trying this yarn if you haven't yet.

Remember a few weeks ago I mentioned a machine knitting workshop in next May?  The date has been changed to the week before since that weekend was Mother's Day.  Mmmm....seemed like a nice way to spend Mother's Day to me!  However, this works even better for me since my concert band is doing a concert on the May 12/13 weekend.  They also want to move it up a week, but I hope that doesn't happen.  I already had to miss a concert in October, I'd feel really, really bad missing another one, LOL.

I washed two shawls this week, and blocked them out.  The first one, the Moonlight Sonata shawl seemed a little bigger, and "crisper" (not as in, feeling crunchy, but just more defined).  I see that the first time, I couldn't stretch the sides enough to get the bottom edge stretched out.  I didn't remember that as I blocked it this time, and I seemed to have no trouble with the bottom edge.  I'm loving it even more now.  The other shawl was the Sweet Lily Shawl.  I don't know how I did it, but I got it stretched out more this time, and now the points reach my elbows!  It's still not a wrap it around shawl, but I'm much happier now.  Although, it doesn't seem as warm, LOL.  I don't think of dark brown as a summer colour, but I think the lightness of this shawl would make it ideal in the summer for those air conditioned places, and also for blocking the sun on bare shoulders.

The magic of wool.


The Artist formerly Known as Purpleworms (!) said...

Nice to meet a low-carber who is also a knitter!! I am not organized like you - I have basically one blog for everything and these days I am rarely knitting so not much has gone on it, but I keep hoping work will let up and knitting can occur! I enjoyed looking at your Moonlight sonata shawl and will check back to see what you are up to. Those are great socks (I can see that you are into pink! - Can't wait to see what you are up to next!)

TracyKM said...

Thanks! I'm trying to be low carb, and some of it is easy, but some of it has been challenging. Especially since I'm not seeing the rapid weight loss everyone else seems to have (I'm also not doing "Induction", but still, I"ve dropped my carbs WAY down).
Not getting much knitting done right now as I'm getting ready for Christmas. Now that I have my whole day "free", I'm not dedicating a set time to just sitting and knitting like I used to. Hopefully I'll get another post up soon!