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Wednesday, August 11, 2004
No more waves
I had said that I was planning on making a second pair of "making Waves socks". Its a woman's perogoative to change her mind and I have. This time, though, its absolutely not my fault. I'm blaming this solidly on husbeast.
You see, Husbeast bought me a new book. A new sock book. "socks socks socks". It's one of the best sock books I have. Now I just have to decide which sock to make. There in lies the biggerst problem. I want to make Shell or Angel Lace for M, or maybe Dragon socks or Brandon's vines. There are at least 3 more that I know I *have* to do for little M or one of her cousins.
Then we come to socks for me. Yes me. There is Purl Lace or Tipsy, and really patterned ones like Travelling socks, Best of Show, Harry's socks, or Purls of wisdom. Nanette just finished her purls of wisdom socks (July 26) and they are gorgeous. She also did a fabulous version of Husbeast socks. Still with all those options, earlier today I was sure the next pair would have be the False Flames, so I started to dye up 3 colors to spin into sock yarn for that project. Now that I have new rovings I'm thinking I'll be doing either the Ribble socks or the Aran Sandal Socks. So many socks, so little time.
I just finished spinning up the Rainbow roving and maybe I should start knitting up with that stuff.
I like the Ultimate refootables but I think the winning pattern for this yarn will have to be the "dye your own" socks. Since mine are already dyed I can skip that part, but they are knit toe up, which is what I wanted to do with this yarn. I'll have to make a few adjustments for gauge but I like the fat cable that runs up the foot.
I started on a flower washcloth yesterday. Yeah, I know. You all did a ton last year. So I'm behind the times. These are a fun knit and I hope the giftee likes it. Since its a gift I can't show it here, the picture shown is the one from the book Weekend knitting, but I got my pattern from IK magazine winter 2003. I may actually do a few more as xmas gifts.
I've done a bit more on my lace not that you can really tell. Lace is such a funny thing. Just a mess until you block it. The yarn I'm using blooms quite a bit too so I can't even tell by stretching because it has a whole different looks once its washed and blocked. I really spent a good part of the day spinning. Well, when I wasn't working or chasing children.
That's how its starting to look. I took the pictures darn early in the am so don't hold me accountable for their crap-tastic nature.
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