Can you stand it! Knitting on a knitting blog! Whatever will you do? Behind the scenes of this here blog a lot goes on that doesn't come to light. As has been said many times, this is only a small portion of my life, only a tiny little look into what I do day in and day out. I try to keep you up to date with my knitting life, isn't that why we're all here? But, sometimes I just can't fit it all in to a week. There is so much more to share because I'm a multi-semi-talented person. My spinning improves daily (because I practice-that's the key to success, or so my mother told me) and who knew I'd be hi-jacked by crochet!? Not me, not even a week ago.
Before I tell you about what I'm knitting, I want to share a wonderful new book. Terri Shae's Selbuvotter is an excellent book on the history of a knitting tradition and a wonderful resource for traditional knitting techniques and patterns. The mitten patterns alone would make a wonderful book, but to have the history, the understanding of where it all started and how Terri decided to bring it to light, makes it worth it's weight in gold. This is a must of you enjoy two color knitting, the history of knitting, knitting mittens or Norwegian knitting in general. In other words...just get a copy you won't be sorry. I might even start a Knit Like a Latvian mitten from the book...finally.
The Fiesta Boomerang sock, which will from this point on be called the 'Bigass' sock, is growing very quickly. The picture on the right was taken after SnB last Sunday. However, it wasn't touched again until SnB on Tuesday, but only after I taught Teri to crochet. It's big nature helps it grow in rapid fashion and that's good as the only time it will get any attention is at SnB. The big yarn and size 3 needles might be causing a bit of pain in the thumb area of my hands...so, contact will be infrequent. The color play in the yarn is very cool, don't you think?
Speaking of socks..my Bloomin’ Feet pal was Allison. Having a pal like Allison makes giving the gift of knit so much fun. She was thrilled with the package and let me know in a very effusive and fun to read email ( she'll surely show the socks on her blog, too). She is expecting her first little one soon and that's the reason for the pair of tiny baby socks. Thank you, Allison for your delightful response to the socks. Now, I'll be waiting for my BF socks to arrive! Who, oh who, could my pal be?
Lacy Waves has grown rapidly this past couple of weeks. One sleeve, the front, and the front inset, are now off the needles and the back is now in process. I foresee a finish by months end! LW is my first sweater of 2007, and that's rather exciting, as all I've knit this year has been socks (oh, and spin, spin, spin). I'm more in love with Silky Wool than ever, as the hand of the fabric is great for year round wear. If only the color would show a bit more true...it is a deep turquoise, Petrol...very pretty.
Lucia accused me of being 'snide and gloaty' over our weather...and I was. As they say, payback is a bitch and Wednesday (on the left) was rather stormy and cold. But I can't help but say neener, neener again, as look how beautiful yesterday was.
The next few days promise to be unsettled, a bit chilly and perhaps, (but not likely) rain. Good thing I can stay inside and spin and knit. Enjoy your weekend!