Monday, July 07, 2008

Officially off Sleeve Island

...for now. Gotta love long holiday weekends when I get 2-2.5 hours each way for some focus knitting time. While I'm almost at the end for Grace (blocking, sewing, collar), Monkey1's Lindy Hop is nowhere near done since I still have to do the front.


I also made some progress on my Cleopatra's Stocking. It took me awhile to get used to the pattern, but I'm still not used to the left twist as it's not the yarn over that I keep losing, but the regular stitch.


But I'm loving the quick knit that is the Spring Forward sock from a fellow sock camper, Linda Welch. The STR Motley Hue I'm using reminds me more of a SF Bay summer than a typical one, especially when the fog rolls in and the bay gets all choppy. Miserable as all get out if one was out there on a boat, but really cool looking in that moody Gothic novel kind of way.


The sock does go nicely with the new Namaste Newport bag I got in Charcoal from Woolgirl. I love this bag. Perfect size, classic color. Perfect. And it came with it's own little white cloth bag like those fancy high end bags do!


Of course, I can't just get a bag, so I finally ordered a couple little skeins of Pigeon Roof Studios in Pink Lady light (so cute!) and knitspot's fine cabled fingerless mitt pattern. ( I'd like to use some of my sock yarn for gift mitts.) And Jen threw in a couple wool wash samples (Soak being one) and lip balm. I always love those little extras Jen throws in.

5 comments:

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Wow! Busy knitting weekend!! The sleeves look great!! Right when you are off sleeve island, I jump on it! I'm down to the sleeves on February!!!

Okay, if Cleopatra is tricky for you, that makes me a wee bit nervous. But my yarn is wound. I shall cast on once the sweater is done! And love Motley Hue in Spring Forward!! And we have matching bags!!

Zonda said...

Yahoo for being off that Island!!! Spring forward is looking great! Gosh, I still can't decide on what color bag I want...

Nell said...

I'm getting the same bag from Scout! She was carrying it and I loved it. Great minds, huh?

tapmouse said...

OMG! Look at all those finished items!!! Awesome! It is always the BEST to finish sleeves! (Yeah, especially when I still haven't finished the sleeves on my orgami wrap and bobble cardi...)

cupcakefaerie said...

The Spring Forward looks great in Motley Hue!