Monday, October 12, 2009

Under way

Time has flown and I realize it has been a good while since I've blogged.

My mom has been visiting for the past two weeks and we've stayed busy by adding little decorating touches to the house. It is much more home-y and we have had a lot of fun.

There are also many new projects on the needles. Most are clipping along quickly and will be finished in no time.

Through The Loops Mystery Sock 2009 piqued my interest because I've been wanting to knit a pair of socks. After reading Kristin's description of her sample yarn and pattern, I knew my yarn would be Lisa Souza sock that was gifted to me long ago. The color would be fantastic and with the holidays coming, red will be very useful. The first two clues are finished with only one change of adding a repeat for the leg. Each new clue comes out on Thursday and these will be set aside to make progress on one of my other wips.

An Empire Waist Cardigan by Classic Elite is the design that seemed perfect for Briar Rose Penny Lane. This yarn blocks beautiful and holds a very flattering drape. The top half is finished and I am ready to begin the collar and skirt portion.

Another project that caught my eye was this Lana Grossa vest knit in Lana Grossa Come. This yarn is incredibly soft and easy to knit. The pattern is lovely, but not necessarily something to knit in front of the television. There were a couple of places that needed to be fixed where I knit instead of purled. Overall, it is progressing well.

My favorite part of having so many things working at the same time is that they will all likely be finished at the same time and that brings a huge sense of accomplishment. Great photos are sure to come in the next few weeks.


Saffron said...

All your knitting looks great! Wish I had time to do the Mystery sock KAL. It looks beautiful in red! :)

Jeanne said...

Love the socks - I've been downloading the clues, but haven't started - I was stupid and started holiday knitting project...sigh...

Love the sweater and vest - gorgeous!

becky c. said...

The red socks are so pretty. I am addicted to self-striping, but solids are so much more practical.