Thursday, August 23, 2012

Trip knitting

I took two projects on my TX trip and thought that would be enough, but bulky yarn knits up faster than I thought. First up, I finished this cute little Autumn Leaf scarf for a friend's December birthday:
See the leaves around the outside edge? (It's not blocked yet, but given the yarn blocking may not change it much.)

I also took the yarn and pattern to make Brian a pair of slipper socks for his birthday or Christmas. I must have grabbed a partial ball, because I ran out of yarn on the second heel:
With more of this yarn at home (which is not radioactive tangerine!), I was able to finish these last night. They join a pair in adult woman size that's a Christmas present for the same friend who is getting the Autumn Leaf scarf. It sure feels good to knit from stash and check gifts off the list early!

Now I'll be able to resume working on the white shawl I almost completed during the Olympics/Ravellenic Games. I ran out of yarn on the last row before the bind-off (which is a yarn-hogging beaded picot edging) and had to scramble to locate some more of that discontinued yarn. A Raveller in Canada was kind enough to send me three balls she had left over from a project and it arrived yesterday. Ravelry is such a wonderful resource! I've had nothing but good experiences dealing with fellow Ravellers.

To close, here's a shot of Sarai napping in the shade this week. While the projects featured in this post may not be made from wool, my little sheep and their fetching fleeces are the reason I am knitting and spinning today. As my Ravelry handle testifies, "sheepmademedoit"!

That's it for today from . . .


Kelly said...

You are a knitting machine Michelle. I just can't get the knitting bug when it's this warm outside. I do love to spin in this weather, so I've gotten quite a bit of that done lately. I was hoping to get a nice prairie shawl done out of some fawn kat yarn I spun up, but I don't think I can get that finished before WSWF. sigh......not enough hours in the day.

Tina T-P said...

Beautiful knitting and that little Micah is just about as cute as they come!! Welcome home. T.

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

Love that scarf!