something clever. More clever than something I can come up with on the fly.
I've been working. Knitting and working and knitting at work, but still working. Apologies for the delay, but I bring the gift of a zillion finished stitches.
First off Bayerische, which I can't seem to stop photographing from every angle. These are like knitted art to me. I will work them again, but the tiny, twisty cables are as hard on the hands as they are on the brain, so I will need a break before I tackle another pair. Click for bigger.
Wee Koigu t-shirt got its finishing touches, and I got the KPPPM monkey off my back.
Soy Raglan got done too, including some fun details. I made puff sleeves by adding a box pleat and applied i-cord to each sleeve. I love the effect, and I also love the lacy body.
Amy suckered me into another pair of socks, and I got to try another of Cat Bordhi's sockitectures. These are the Cedar Dancing Socks from New Pathways, worked to kid size by using finer yarn and smaller needle. She loves them, and my Cherry Tree Hill Supersock from last spring's Portland trip has now been depleted.
Ms. Yes came last weekend with kids in tow and a Branching Out on the needles. She also brought me a nifty knit pouch she made, no doubt inspired by the horrifying sight of me dragging skeins around on my kitchen floor.
Sunny yellow goodness...
and by the weekend, I had a Branching Out of my own, in Alchemy Bamboo.
[cute on her, but she can't have it!]
A skein of Plymouth Sockotta magically became a pair of Cables and Corrugations, also from Cat's New Pathways book. I may just end up knitting the entire book by the end of 2008!
[lousy photo of great socks]
Cables and Os is 4 skeins (of 16-18) in and measures about 10 inches now. The pattern is addictive and fun and effective and kind of perfect. I'll post a photo once I get to shapings, but take my word for it, you need both the pattern and the yarn!
I'm also working one more (still unphotographed) pair of socks from New Pathways, the Sunrise socks, in double-stranded Tofutsies. If you find the Tofutsies a bit on the thin side, you may like the added squish from double stranding it.
With tomorrow comes a yarn trek to Tangled Skeins (with Happy and Yes, to pester Extremities), a play date with Yes and family and hopefully enough caffeine to sink a battleship. Have a great weekend!