Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Done and done

This Memorial Day weekend, after a whole lot of hard physical labor, I also managed to finish both of my projects. First up, the alpaca scarf. I probably could have squeezed one more repeat out of the warp, but it was 85 degrees in the cabin and working with animal fiber was making me hot and cranky. It's manmade fiber for me until fall, I think.

Hot off the loom, and hot in the sunshine. I'll post better pix once it's been properly finished.
But the big news is that I finished my other sock. Loads of photos follow because I'm ridiculously pleased with myself.

So pretty! Even in the extreme heat!
I might have worn them with these shoes, if it wasn't ungodly hot out.
I still can't quite believe I did this.

My lovely heels that fit.
 And just for fun, here are a couple of other pix.

Here we have my copy of the pattern and all my OCD counting. The second sock went a lot faster because I knew exactly how many repeats I needed to do, which eliminated all the measuring and trying on of the first sock.

And finally, although I managed not to break a single bamboo needle, one of them is badly bent, and another split at one point and nearly impaled me with the sliver. Good times!

2 comments:

She said...

:) Who said knitting isn't dangerous? I'm always worried I'm going to lose one in the couch when I get up to get tea or something, and sit on it when I get back.

I can almost feel the softness of the alpaca from here! :)

Socks - FABULOUS! Those are some seriously white gams though.....HA!

I made the cutest freaking porquipine in the WORLD this weekend. He'll get posted this week.

alltheshinythings said...

Wow! Those socks are even better on! And your scarf is gorgeous!

I'm going SO freakin' slow on my second sock it's crazy. I have excuses - teacher gifts!! :)

Awesome job...