Wednesday, October 31, 2007

What's come over me....

I just wanted to let you know that I'm diligently working on Darlin' Clementine. I just want to FIN.ISH.

And in other news.....I received my next kit from Socks that Rock and I'm DYING to start these socks! But I won't let myself as long as Clementine is hanging around. I can't have more than two active projects going at the same time (although I CAN have a few simmering in my UFO basket).

Yes, the yarn in this picture IS that dark. It has a lovely shade of maroon in it, and has become one of my new favorite colors. I'm not sure why. I think Popeye (dh for those who don't read my other blog) has rubbed off on me over the years. The pattern is BEAUTIFUL if you can't tell from the picture and very lacy.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Oh, my daaarrrrlin' Clementine

You were lost and gone forever; Dreadful sorry, Clementine......

I had almost given up on the old girl, but somehow she made the love flow again. Enough so that even though I had planned to put her away until mid-winter to finish, I decided to work a little each night and dedicate Saturdays only to her. I've completed one side of the shawl (on the right) and the left side is getting there...sssslllloooowwwlllyyy. We're close....only 31 repeats left. Then comes the the Kitchener to join them. I'm NOT looking forward to THAT. AND this will be my FIRST time to block something (other than just laying out a pair of socks to dry).

A closer view of the pattern...very nice I think.

And ALSO on the needles......

Chevron Scarf

I'm using a skein of Socks That Rock (on the right) and a skein of Cherry Tree Hill. Older son helped me pick out the color combo and I'm very happy with it. He has now claimed himself my official "knitting assistant".

Hark! What is that I'm starting to feel......could it be the CALL of socks?????? Oh yeah, baby! ESPECIALLY after seeing Zoomom's Hope socks.

Stay tuned....and I PROMISE to try to blog and update with pictures more often.