Where's the knitting?

Sunday, July 27, 2008

So it's been a bit since the last post, which wasn't really all that interesting to most of you I'm sure. I took a few pics to prove that I am still knitting amid the craziness. Not a ton, but doing what I can.

Here's the swallowtail. I know from knitting mine the first time around that it's an itty bitty shawl, and mine had been knit with thicker yarn. So when I got to the required 14 repeats I decided that Melissa might actually want to use the shawl as more than a head scarf...so I am making it bigger.
To make it bigger you have to add increments of 5 repeats. So 19 instead of 14. Here I have it up to 17 repeats, just two more to go! I can't wait to get to the beaded part. That's my favorite. Plus I really want to finish this and get it mailed off.

Here's a pic of my Juno Regina, which I haven't worked on in a few weeks, but I hadn't taken a pic of the progress since the diamond motif. I love how handspun knits up, it's so pretty. I cannot even wait to finish this.
Then yesterday I started the second Carolina sock, I had started the pair in February and knit the first to fit my sister. When she came over here I had her try it on and it was PERFECT. She was excited so I am trying to hurry and finish. She forgot a few small things here so I'd like to mail the socks with them.
She also said that it didn't matter if they matched. I had mostly been putting it off because I wasn't sure if I wanted to try and make them exactly the same. I think they'll be cute either way.

I finished spinning and plying the yarn for my hand spun swap pal. I have to bathe it tomorrow, and then get the rest of the package ready to mail. It's so pretty I don't want to give it away! I really hope she loves it.

I sent the hat and socks for my Aunt Jackie back with Meghan when she flew home. I haven't heard word yet, but I think Meg hasn't been over to see her yet since she got there. I think also she's going to hand them over to my mom to gift for me. My mom visits more often.

Well that's about it for right now. Just working on finishing stuff up, and I'm planning on starting the third bobbin of the superwash bfl for my 3 ply sock. I can't wait to see how it plies up! More pics when I've got something interesting to show.


bockstark.knits said...

the swallowtail is so pretty! that is one of my faves! can't wait to see your handspun too!!

Meliabella said...

OMFG! That looks amazing! YAY!!! Love it! You need to tell me what roving you want lady. ;)

Regia looks great! And I too am almost done with my HHHH spinning... Might finish that tongiht. :)

Opal said...

Wow. That Swallowtail is knitting up into a knockout.

Necia said...

The swallowtail is going to be fly! I've yet to knit one of those, and I'm not even sure it's in my q. However, the Juno Regina is gonna be flyer because it is handspun. I love the way it's knitting up too, and I think you have inspired me to spin it and knit it. How much fiber is that?

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