Monday, August 4, 2008

Summer Knitting


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Originally uploaded by cpaknit

I have been making good on the promise to myself to knit during my 8 week break from school. I finished my "Spring Forward" socks this weekend. I spent half of my knitting time squeezing the yarn to try to determine if I had enough to finish the second sock. Next time I will measure and wind the yarn into two skeins. It's not like I don't have the yarn meter to accomplish this.

I also started a "Sunshine and Shadows" triangle shawl from Evelyn A. Clark's "Knitting Lace Triangles". I ordered the book after finishing her Swallowtail Shawl. I gave the Swallowtail as a gift to a friend who was in need of a gift, and wanted to make myself something for fall. The "spiced" colorway of sock yarn from Sundara matches the leaf design and autumn feel perfectly.
Sundara's yarn are in demand, the last time I checked, she had no yarn available for sale. Luckily, I belong to her "Seasons Yarn club" and I haven't regretted signing up. I LOVE the shipments of yarn I receive, especially in the middle of the semester, even though I have no hope of doing anything with the yarn right away.

2 comments:

Carol said...

Can I request a pair of those socks for a birthday present? I'll wait till next year if necessary. They are very pretty and look comfortable. You really do nice work.
I'm so jealous that I didn't get any of that talent!
Your sister,
Carol

castingaway said...

The socks are great! Congrats on getting the time to knit! Once again, we really must get together!