Monday, August 29, 2011

Nothing to report

Last week was ... difficult. Super tired Monday; Earthquake 2011 Tuesday, had to walk home from work and shredded my feet; ridiculously tired Wednesday; and then just filled with ennui Thursday.  And then Hurricane Irene, of course, but I was in West Virginia, where we had some rain and wind but the power stayed on. It's distracting, though, checking one's Weather Channel app like a mental patient all weekend.

The upshot? I did eff-all on any project during the week. Did not even take them out of my project bag. I did a couple of motifs on the runner this weekend, and a few cuff rounds on sock 2, but didn't take any photos. I have a nice long weekend coming up though, so hopefully my next post will be filled with pretty pictures.

Monday, August 22, 2011


The sock, she is done.

This is where Shaun the tape measure sheep and I decided to start the toe. Don't judge me for my ratty toenail polish.
Several hours later, and voila!

The pattern is more clearly seen here. Note how it travels all the way into the heel.
The obligatory heel shot.
I've decided that these socks are going to be a Christmas present for someone with a slightly smaller foot than mine so that's why it seems a little stretched.

But I appear to have plenty of yarn left for sock 2! I got the stitches cast on and a few cuff rows done but forgot to take a photo.

And I'm nearing the finish line of the thread runner.

Eleven rows down, two to go! Now it's a race to see whether I can get 10 more motifs done with the thread I have left.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Out with the old, in with the new

I finally steam pressed the tencel scarf, and now it has terrific drape and silkiness.

Front side on top, back side on bottom.
The black on the back is a little muddier than I'd like, but I am still very pleased with the way it turned out.
Perhaps the person I give it to will model it for me and let me post the photos.

And then I wound a new warp! I'm on a weaving roll.

In a bright and happy color.
And three bundles.
I'd forgotten how silky and lovely Aunt Lydia's bamboo crochet thread is. It's really quite luxurious for the price. Each warp bundle took not quite one skein.

And just for updating purposes, here's the runner:

Nine and half rows down, three and half to go.
And here's the status of the sock:

Getting close to toe stage! I can almost get it on my foot. Perhaps next week will bring closure on this sock?

Monday, August 08, 2011

The status, once again quo

I finished the fringe twisting on the tencel scarf, and washed it and laid it out to dry. Then for some reason I couldn't muster the energy to steam press it. That will come soon, and then it will be beautiful!

And then I will also post a close-up shot or two.
Thread runner, moving along at a steady pace.

Eight rows down, five to go!
It's going to be super fun when I make my attempt to flatten, smooth, and starch it.
And the sock is heading into the home stretch. It's also looking like I will have plenty of yarn to make the second sock.

It's almost to the point where I can try it on. Woo!
And I ordered some supplies for a new weaving project. I'm en fuego!

Monday, August 01, 2011

The status is quo

All my projects are humming along. Still haven't approached the chenille cabin project again.

Let's see ... first up, the tencel project. I am STILL twisting the fringe.

It's tiring and it hurts my fingers, so I've been taking it slow.
Next, the thread runner. It's starting to take on a more runner-like shape.

Six rows down, seven to go!
And finally, the sock! I made it to the end of the gusset, so from here on out it's just knitting in the round, until the toe.

It's starting to look sockish!
Good looking, yes?