Sunday, September 10, 2006

Knitting for Recovery

I am starting to deal with the whole MIL next door thing. In all fairness, we are renters and were planning on buying a house after the first of the year. So I don't see us being neighbors for more than 6 months. (Do you see me trying to be optimistic here? I have to be or I will be divorced very soon.)

I still am not comfortable with the whole thing but I have been knitting and trying to deal with it anyway. If I had lemons, I'd be swimming in a pool of lemonade. Thanks life.

Enough bitchin', On to the Knittin'!

I finished the socks for my mom. This was my first pair on circs. I am pleased with them. I still need to work on picking up stitches for the gussest, but other than that, I think I'm getting better.

I started the Dublin Bay Socks with my skein of Opal on size 2 Crystal Palace Bamboos. I really like it so far, I'm two repeats in. These socks are for me! I finally am knitting something I really want. I've been dying to get these started so I cast on almost immediately after finishing mom's socks. Isn't the green yarn pretty!

I cast on for Branching Out as well. I picked up the Elsebeth Lavold Wednesday night at our first knitting group. This is just the first pattern repeat. I think this project will take me a while. It is my first lace and I'm having a hard time keeping up with where I am in the pattern.

My wonderful One Skein Secret Pal, Emma, sent me the fabulous goodies below for the last month of the swap. I think the bag is super cute and I love the lining.


Melissa said...

I saw that bag on her blog when she was making it. I love it. The lining is super cute!
I still feel sorry for you on the MIL thing. Uuugghhh.

Bliss said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry about the MIL. (I adore my own MIL, but if my mother moved in I think I would go insane in about a week.)

Your socks look great! I stink at picking up stitches on the heel. Have you thought about trying a short-row heel? I've recently discovered the "strong" heel and it works (and looks) great!

Sonja said...

Your socks look great!

turtlegirl76 said...

The socks look really nice. Well done! I love the 2 circ method. I really need to start branching out.