Monday, May 08, 2006

One down...

So, I decided, oh, about 10 days ago, that I was going to knit some socks as a gift. For an occasion that isn't very far away. And I made a valiant effort (I'm still making it, but at this point I realize it's in vain and there is no way in hell I'll be done on time. By the date, yes, but through the mail, no). Although the recipient may well read the blog, I wanted to post about this anyway, since I haven't been showing off much knitting lately, and I wouldn't want anyone to think I was slacking...
That is obviously my foot modeling the sock, but conveniently the recipient has the same size feet as me (very small, good for speed-knitting). These are the Conway socks from Knitting on the Road, but without the fake cables, which I did for about an inch and got fed up with (they were really slowing me down, and as I mentioned earlier, I'm in a hurry), so these are just ribbed. The yarn is Socks that Rock (Rolling Stone colorway), and it's great. I love knitting with it (good thing, since I have a yarn shops worth in my closet). I'm hard at work on the second sock, just getting to the point where I have to do the cabling to make them match. The yarn pooled a bit on the leg but I really like the way it looks on the foot. Hopefully the second sock will do the same thing - if they don't match it'll make me crazy...
I also bought some lining fabric for the tweed messenger bag I finished a few weeks back. It's not exactly what I wanted, but I like it and I think it'll work well. Now I just need to sew it in...that should take the better part of a year at the rate I worked on the rest of the bag...

1 comment:

Rachel said...

yay- I hope the allure of another FO has you positively addicted. if you like, we could bring up the sewing machines for the party this weekend on the Compass Rose....