Tuesday, April 29, 2008

What's Goin' On?

Well not much is really going on right now. Since I finished Lady Eleanor, I don't have a big project in the works. I have several that are hibernating in my closet, but I haven't pulled one out yet. I need to get one of those out and finish it one way or another. But I'm really not motivated to do that yet.

I bought this Kureyon Sock yarn on Saturday. I have a shawl pattern in mind and intended to come home and buy the pattern online and get started. Unfortunately, the pattern is not available for download. I ordered it, but now I have to wait for shipping. That was disappointing.

I do still have to seam up and add the trim to Halfobi. I'm hoping to do that this weekend. I think I'll try and get that finished before starting the shawl and give myself a clean slate to start the shawl in earnest.

I still have my Fair Isle class project. It's coming along, but I haven't worked on it since my class. I'd like to finish it so I can try a larger stranded color work project. Because it actually isn't nearly as hard as I originally thought. It is a little awkward but I have no doubt it will get easier.

I've also got my carpool/travel project. I'm already on the second sock. I'm expecting to finish these over the weekend. The colors are turning out pretty wild. I was surprised with an overnight trip for work so I know I'll have plenty of time in the airport to finish these. I fly out at 7:00 am tomorrow and return at 11:30 on Thursday. I'm not really looking forward to the trip, but getting out of the office will offer a little variety I guess.

11 comments:

angelarae said...

Socks...you need to knit socks.
Ang

Zonda said...

Bummer on having to wait for the pattern! Can't wait to see how the yarn knits up with it. The Fair isle project is looking really good. Have a good trip. Definately wild socks! :)

turtlegirl76 said...

Ooh! I like the look of your fair isle class project!

Bezzie said...

Those socks are really cool. I like the orange splotchy stripe going on.

Monika said...

What a great idea to use Noro sock yarn for a shawl! I love the colores you choose. I would not buy it for socks though, but now, I might buy it for a lace project too. Funny, that I haven't thought of it, since I have used other sock yarns for lace before. Now I'm wondering what shawl pattern you are talking about. :o) Nice WIP's and you are making progress on all of them.

Ava said...

that's some fine looking Noro sock yarn. I can't wait to get my hands on some.

Your trip sounds awfully short. Won't there be any time for at least one yarn shop?

Julie said...

How frustrating that you have to wait for the pattern. I really like the colors in that yarn; I'm guessing it'll make a really nice shawl.

Mom said...

What a bummer when you get all psyched up to start something and you're missing one thing... yarn looks great though - what shawl pattern or is it to be used for a later post? I really like the socks you're making on your way to and from work. Love the way it's striping up. What kind of toe is that?

Mom said...

PS I really like the colors on your fair isle project. Headband right??

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Bummer about the pattern not being available immediately! I so know that feeling. But, maybe its a sign to finish the Halfobi first :)

Hope your work trip goes well!

Esoteric Knitter said...

I love your Fair Isle project. The colors are just perfect together.