Friday, August 08, 2008

Finished Cleopatra's and New Kit (Spoiler?)

Finished Cleopatra socks! This pattern is a bit stripey for my tastes, but I LOVE the purple. I made the small size, increasing needle size as directed, and once again at the top of the leg (3's) ribbing. I also added back in a repeat of the chart for a longer sock that looks more like the photo in the pattern. I guess they shortened the sock out of concern that the largest size would run out of yarn? No worries with my short foot: I had enough for the extra chart repeat, and extra ribbing at the top of the sock.
I started these on the airplane on the way to Seattle for DBF's cousin's wedding, but didn't get too much done. I then knit away happily until they were done. At which time they sat around for about 2 weeks until I got around to weaving in the remaining 4 ends. Lazy!
I also got around to picking up the July shipment of the Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock club: A very pretty, candy-colored lightweight in Goody Goody. Upon opening the package, my mother exclaimed that they were her colors and she loves them, so I immediately told her I would knit the socks for her. She didn't have a preference between the 2 patterns, so I will go with the one I find more interesting, the Gumdrop Socks by JC Briar.
I hope this isn't a spoiler for anyone: Not only do I usually get my shipment last (Hawaii) but it took me so long to actually pick it up!

Sunday, August 03, 2008

No Knitting Content At All. But Nice Whales!

My Humpback Whale photo has been chosen for inclusion on the Schmap of Kohala Coast! This was a mother and calf that I photographed this winter. Yay! I am not a very good photographer, but I guess I am actually a Professional, since my photos have appeared in the (now defunct) Hawaii Island Journal.

This has nothing whatsoever to do with knitting.
Nothing at all.
On the knitting front I have been too busy diving to knit. I have finished my Cleopatra socks and just have to weave in the ends. I am knitting away on the boring cotton stockinette of the skirt, and I haven't even run up to the PO Box to pick up the new Blue Moon Socks that Rock kit. i know: I am a bad, bad knitter!