Sunday 16 September 2007

Project Progress

I'm doing ok on the Summertime Tunic, about as ok as Ireland are in the Rugby World Cup! I started this as my Rugby World Cup KAL project. It's an easy knit, but I'm finding it a bit boring, all this stocking stitch.

It's not a great picture, but you get the idea.

I've also started another project - I'm calling it Socks For Alice. It's just a basic Regia sock pattern that I was given for free in Liberty, London by a lovely sales assistant when I was there in June. I'm using the ball of Regia Cotton Surf Color that I got for €1.95 in my LYS recently.

I finished sock No 1 this morning:

I hate Kitchener stitch. But it is very effective. Aren't the stripes lovely?
I went through all of my knitting magazines and books last night to pick out projects that I definitely or maybe want to knit so I can get an idea of yarn I want to purchase when I descend on the LYS in Orlando next month. I put them all into my ravelry queue. It was great fun going through them all and lusting after some of them. I had forgotten about some of the patterns I really liked. So far I have quite a list, I have a feeling I may have to post home some of the yarn to myself as the suitcases mightn 't have enough room after all of the usual purchases!
I hope to complete the summertime tunic this week along with the second Sock for Alice and then I really don't know what I'll begin on.
I was really hoping to be able to knit some part of my Hallowe'en costume (we're off to Disneyland on Hallowe'en night) but I haven't been able to come up with anything. Ah well, it's probably for the best, I'll roast in the heat!
I also need a project that can be knit on 3.25mm circulars, as I have bought a set for my plane knitting.
Have you seen the Fall issue of Knitty? Some really lovely patterns this time round. I love the Muir, Mr Greenjeans and Cherie Amour. The Woodins are just as cute as hell!


Chic with Stix said...

oh you lucky gal...heading for Florida, eh? the land of Walt Disney, orange juice and outlet shopping