Friday, February 17, 2006

Sunny, Cold and Productive

That pretty much describes what today will be like. It's already sunny, already cold (-10C) and will be productive. I'm positive about that!

First things first. I finished the Country Style DK toe up magic loop socks. Phew! That's a mouthful. For your perusal...

They're on my feet right now. Considering the temperature here today, that's a very logical place for them to be. And my toes are still cold!

Remember how I said I wanted to finish the Donegal Tweed cardigan by the time the Olympics are done? Well, it should be a reachable goal, but it has recently been put on hold. Not because of my wrist or anything like that. Why is it that as soon as one person asks you to knit something for them (and comes up with a couple more orders at the same time... thanks Tara), two others come around asking for your help as well? That's what happened. An out-of-town customer was in and wants a vest knitted. It's a simple knit and I caved. And so, my cardigan is on hold.

Here's the vest she wants copied. Apparently, its a favourite of hers and it's showing it's age. She simply wants another one like it. By the middle of March. Thankfully, it's just stocking stitch with a crocheted edge around the armholes and front opening.

As you can see, I already have a couple of inches knit up. I used a tubular cast on, which does look really good. The yarn is Aymara (EcoCollection) from Bertagna Filati, 50% merino, 50% alpaca. It's very nice to work with, and once blocked, I'm sure the vest will meet with her approval.

Then, being me, I can't leave my sock needles empty.

I've started these. The Mermaid Socks from Lucy Neatby's "Cool Socks, Warm Feet". With the sideways cuff. Which is much fussier to knit that a standard cuff. Which looks really cool in the picture. Which I wanted to try. Am I crazy or what?

The goal for today is to finish one of the moebius hats (almost done) and continue working on the vest. The sooner I get it finished, the sooner I can get back to work on my cardigan. Incidentally, I've changed my mind on the patterning on the front of the cardigan. I decided that the cable pattern I had picked was simply too much for the yarn and the width of the front panels. I'll tell you more about that in another post.

On a completely different note, we found out last night that Rob & Carol (our housemates) will be moving out at the end of the month. We knew they were planning on it, but we had no idea about their timing. Communication around this house is definitely in short order. I'm not sure what's going to be happening with us yet. We certainly can't afford this house on our own. I think this truly qualifies as a mixed blessing.

For now, I think the washing machine has stopped; time to put the sheets in the dryer. On with my day....

1 comment:

  1. I love your Country Style DK socks. Good thing you don't live nearby, or I'd be tempted to snatch them off your feet. ;-)