Friday, November 12, 2010

Still here

It's true I haven't been feeling the blogging mojo lately. I have been working on things, though.

I finally started the heels on my Karira socks:



I have about an inch of linen stitch done and have at least another inch to go. I knit linen stitch very slowly.

I finished one scarf and a matching hat that will go to my Secret Santa kid, but I haven't taken a picture yet. Since I finished one scarf, I started another one:


Noro Striped Scarf by Jared Flood

I'm using Noro Silk Garden yarn in colorways #284 and 268. It's 1x1 rib on an odd number of stitches, alternating the two colorways every 2 rows. Since the yarns are self-striping you get the cool fading effect. The color changes keep it interesting. I'm making mine narrower than Jared's - 31 stitches instead of 39.

I also finally got around to working on some more grocery bags. I'm taking them to my uncle's for Thanksgiving, so I have to get busy. These are almost done.



They just need the 2 bottom seams and the handles sewn together at the top. I might have cut out a few more:



There are still 7 of them under the sewing table waiting to be sewn up, and I want to cut out at least one more, but I have to dig out lining fabric for it. I'm still pulling fabric out of my stash for these. You really don't want to see my fabric closet.

I don't have to have these *all* done by Turkey day, but I wanted to get a few more "manly" colors/prints sewn up, in case my male cousin wants some. I'm taking the last two weeks of the year off, so I'll have time to finish up the rest of them by Christmas. Of course if there aren't (m)any takers over the holidays, I'm going to have these things coming out my ears.

Emma's been busy, too.


"Sitting on this scrunchie, keeping your seat warm for you, Mama!"

2 comments:

Pretty Knitty said...

haha! Everyone knits linen stitch v-e-r-y-s-l-o-w-l-y...it just is what it is! lol

Sarah said...

Love the noro scarf! I think I want to do one for the kids' piano teacher, but in Plymouth Boku (much more reasonable price point...) How did you decide what colorways to use? I was looking online and it's really hard to be sure of the colors - but is it sort of like anything goes because of the alternate striping?