Saturday, September 30, 2006

ADD Sock knitter??

After signing up for Socktoberfest, I thought I should look at socks I am already making. I think I have gotten a little carried away. To the right is Socks That Rock, and I can't remember the colorway. I was a little disappointed when I got the yarn because I didn't expect so much yellow. I'll still finish them because the yarn really feels nice.

In the middle is my second pair of Chutes and Ladders from elann's Sock It To Me. That pattern, which I got from Six Soxs KAL, is fun to do - these are for a friend for Christmas. Bottom left is KnitPicks Sock Memories, and again, I cannot remember the colorway. I was making the Ribs and Cables from IK for my daughter, but she tells me no more socks for now, so I think I will frog this sock and try something else. Top left is what I actually planned for Socktoberfest, Snowflake Lace in Lorna's Laces.

I was too embarrassed to take a picture of all my other UFO's, but I counted 4 sweaters, three scarves, and one pair of ballerina slippers to finish. Football should help because I really enjoy watching football while knitting, and, since the Sooners aren't doing that well, I don't really concentrate on their games.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Pea Pod set from Interweave Knits.

I wanted to make something different for Addison, this coming baby, and I found this superwash merino at Webs in just the color pictured in the pattern - I think it was meant to be. It was surprisingly easy to knit, and I am very happy with how it looks.

Hopefully the mother-to-be won't see this, as the shower is tomorrow morning.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

This is how the fair should be - friends and Fair food - turkey leg in one hand, corn in the other, chocolate covered banana or fried S'more to follow.

I had the stuffed sopapilla and curly fried potatoes; my husband had fried pickles with ranch dressing. We missed the deep fried Twinkies - darn!

One of the best parts of Fall - Fair food and football, although those Sooners are giving me ulcers.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

The other blue ribbons.

Blogger wasn't cooperating today, so I had to do the pictures separately. The scarf is Branching Out from Knitting and I used Elsebeth Lavold's Silky Wool in a gray-blue. The hat is Ann Norlings fruit hat pattern, done in the tomato. I don't remember what yarn I used, but I know I posted about it when I made it. I didn't really expect a ribbon for the hat, but I got a free gate ticket if I entered 3 items, so I put it in to save me a few bucks.

Success at the Fair!

I haven't entered the Tri-State Fair in a couple of years, but they have a new building for the textile, culinary, and art exhibitions, so I decided to try. I have never entered knitting before either, but I certainly will next year - three entries = three blue ribbons and one Best of Division rosette!

These are socks made in Heartstrings Parting Ways pattern which is a spiraling eyelet rib. One rib of the spiral eyelet also goes down each side of the heel. I used Knitpicks new merino/silk blend called Gloss which is great to knit with; it is very soft! I know they are hard to see, but I am glad they are locked behind glass doors.