Thursday, June 26, 2008

where have i been?

well, i have been busy knitting and frogging socks and shawls.

i had 4 sock patterns to knit and write up in the last two months. the first was for robyn's nest. to be truthful, i did not care for the yarn. it was scratchy and didn't have any "sproing". it was hard finding a pattern that would work with the colors too. i spent a lot of time at the frog pond with this one.

" 'round robyn's house"
may kit for robyn's nest sotm club

yarn: jennifer flock sock in exclusive colorway (robyn's nest)
needles: us 1 (2.25 mm)
gauge: 8.5 sts/inch

then, i did theknitter's luxury sock club kit for may. i truly love this yarn. anne is very soft and has great yardage. i love the pattern too. lace and cables are my favorite!


yarn: schaefer yarn anne in "bugs"
needles: us 0 (2 mm)
gauge: 11 sts/inch (very tiny)

and there is this...
what are they?!

well, they are the bottoms of some socks. i can't show you the rest of the socks but i can tell you that they are for a new sock book to be published by lark books in the fall of 2009. yes!!! I'M SO EXCITED!!!! can't say anything else as we are all sworn to secrecy. off to finish writing the pattern.

and i just finished the july sotm club kit for theknitter. can't show that sock to you yet but i will tell you that i had a lot of fun with it.

i finished my noro entrelac scarf. used 4 skeins and i managed to manipulate the colors so they are in the same order in the scarf. i have gotten very good at knitting backwards! my swallowtail shawl is at the first lov motif. i am doing the nupps...groan. but it is true that if you knit loosely on the previous row, it is much easier to p5tog.

i have been totally playing with crockpot cooking this month too. did you know you can make lasagna in the crockpot? and you don't have to boil the noodles first? and the lasagna was delicious. i made bread pudding last night. i am in love!!!