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Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Back in the Blog: Part Deux

I can hardly believe I have been so delinquent about posting. I seriously better get my act together if I want to be a part of the Toasty Toes Swap hosted by Amanda come July!

Lots of FOs accounted for...which EQUALS lots of knitting time so I did stay active on that front. And so in chronological order:

My sockapaloooza socks were made for Lisa B. up in Mass who just happens to be part of Alison's knitsmith group. I knitted up (as one of my past posts alluded to)...Walking Away Socks: Reflection in Opal Flamingo. What a fun pattern and my first sojourn with Opal!

Next up on the finished hit parade was a pair of baby booties for our friend's daughter and first grandchild...Cable Baby Rib from last year's Interweave (summer I think). I ended up using some leftover Dale Baby Ull in white from my Finnish socks.

Of course, I then waited to the last minute to knit up something for my friend Stephanie's 40th birthday. She was being whisked away to France by her husband and thought that she could use an eye pillow for the long flights filled with lavender. She's a vegan so I had to find something that was not wool, silk...basically not animal-derived. Enter Southwest Trading Company's Oasis made from soy. It was heavenly to work with! and I used the pattern from Handknit knit!

I fell in love with a couple of patterns that I just had to have with moi being the recipient! First up was the Calla tank at MagKnits using Dale Svale in a light grey...fairly easy going pattern...especially knowing that there was an update in the pattern for the smaller sizes. Here's my Calla with a couple rows done:

However, shortly after I got started...when I was tooling around some blogs... I happened upon a post over at Claudia's Blog and discovered the Green Gable sweater. Just had to buy the pattern and get me some of the Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece...decided on the tea rose as I was trying to match a jacket from the now defunct Petite Sophisticate (boo hoo) but alas not quite right. Here's a shot of the yarn awaiting to go and then a progress photo of the lace insert.

I actually have completed the sweater and wore it for the first time last Friday...although it isn't blocked yet or softened with a soaking. I was very itchy during work. Who would have thunk it? Updated photo for another day and posting.

I also joined the Trek Along and still need to cast on. I'll be making socks for my son who picked out the colorway last summer. It will be a great car project on our drive up to the mountains of Georgia where we will definitely be doing some trekking!

And finally the obession of all obessions: the ICARUS SHAWL! Soon as I saw the page in the summer IW I ordered the exact same yarn courtesy of Sandra Singh. The alpaca is divine! And making rapid practice having started late on Sunday I am already done with my very first repeat of Chart 1.

Well that has been my knitting life in a nutshell.


  • At 7:49 PM, Blogger amanda said…

    Well she lives! She breaths! She knits! And at long last she blogs! We need our Phoebe fix --- keep it coming. And your knits are looking great as always!


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