Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

I painted that little ceramic guy above at the Mad Potter here in Lexington. It was a lot of fun. If you have a place like that near you, I suggest you try it. :)

Trick or treaters are now all home either crashing from exhaustion or on a sugar high. I had a bunch of fun passing out candy, and watching Danny pass it out in his ren fair costume.

I finished my moms sock tonight. I'm so excited that it requires a night time picture!

I feel motivated to get going on the second one now. I'm leaving to visit her and my dad in New Jersey on friday, so she can even try it on to make sure it fits! Maybe I can get the second one finished while I'm there? I won't be leaving for home until monday.

For projects I intend to pack my clapotis, fetching, and my mom's socks.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Kentucky Yarn Pr0n

How about a little local yarn love for today?

From: Koenig Farm
Fiber content: 100% mohair
color: watermelon
weight: lace
yardage: 212 yds

I think I'm going to Isobel with this.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

What I've been knitting

I haven't been blogging and I blame it on ravelry. I'd love some ravelry friends, but I can't remember who is on ravelry now and who isn't? If you are on and want to add me I'm silencepainter. :)

This calorimetry is for my SIL for Christmas. I'm really happy with how the colors worked out. There is very little left to do, I just need to wash it, weave in the ends, and add a button

I'm also making a pair of fetching to go with the calorimetry. I'm not sure if I'm happy with how the colors are playing with the pattern. It does look better once its on, and I'm thinking once the second one is made it will look even better. If it doesn't I'll remake them.

Here is how the clapotis is coming along. I'm really happy with the colors and I love the feel of the yarn (knit picks shimmer). It isn't very far along, I've only done 3 or 4 increase sections.

I finished my basket weave scarf, but I'd like to wash it and block it before I take pictures. That might take a bit as I don't own any wool wash, and I need somewhere safe to block it.

I haven't made any progress on my mom's sock. I'm feeling kind of guilty about that. I see her again pretty soon, I really should work on it.