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Monday, June 25, 2007

progress report

My cat Emma is making sure the stash is being guarded. I appreciate her concern.

Here are the finished socks that were a graduation gift. For size 10 men's,
3 skeins (or about 350 yards) sportweight sock yarn, size 3 needles, 56 stitches. No particular printed pattern was used, but any basic sock pattern will do.

Yesterday, my daughter and I were invited over to my friend Anna's house; us moms are good friends, our girls are good friends, and Anna is a fabulous knitter, --- what could be better? I brought my (borrowed) spinning wheel and got some spinning done. I am sorry I can't for the life of me remember what kind of wool it is. All I know it is not Jacob wool, rather someone carded some white and brown fleece together.

The commissioned lace shawl is making progress too. I keep plugging away at it.

I am done with 6 out of the 8 suggested pattern repeats, but something tells me that even when it's blocked it will never be big enough to fit around a real person. I have already decided to do at least 10 repeats, if not more. Thanks to the yarn goddesses who are providing me with the yarn, yardage is not an issue. I think I will be fine with 2 hanks of "Marshmallow".

The fir cone lace pattern is supereasy as far as lace patterns go. I am loving this!
Thank you so much to everyone that responded to my last post! I love seeing where everyone is from.
Jody and Amanda, I'll post the pattern for the teacher's shawl soon. I'll have to actually write it down....so often, I take a basic pattern and then I gauge by how much yarn I have or the look of the yarn, what I want to do with it. While I have an idea in mind, I hardly ever plan these things ahead of time, most things "grow" out of my needles...


Anonymous said...

The socks came out great. Love the yarn... I'm loving your shawls, too, and may need to check out that Wrap Style book. Very nice blog, Karin.

Jody said...

Amanda and I love your "Guard Kitty"! We know from personal experience the importance of feline protection! The shawl looks beautiful too. Hope you're enjoying the weather. The humidity is a bit much, but at least we don't have to shovel humidity!!!

Anonymous said...

Your spinning is GREAT!!!! Looks like you got it! I was in your spinning class-I loved it and am looking forward to more spinning! GOD HELP MY STASH STORAGE ISSUES, NOW!

AlisonH said...

I want to reach out and pet that shawl and that bobbin.