Wow, it has finally rained here! It really caught us by surprise yesterday at four-thirty-ish. I was on my way to Yarnivore for knit night when I felt some sprinkles on my cheek. By the time I got to the highway the rain was pounding on the roof of my truck! Luckily the rain had slowed down near the store, so I didn’t get too wet. Knit Night was fun, and productive since I got to finish all five of the decepticon squares last night. Today it was raining when I woke up, so I decided to stay in and knit the day away. I finished my ankle socks, and at about three I found out that some yarn had came in for me from Kate. It was an awesome package of four 7 oz. balls of chunky yarn. I knitted up a gauge swatch and realized that it will make a thick garment. I think it will make something very nice, since the colorway is really nice.
Here are the socks I made. I used the Pom Pom Peds pattern from the Purl Bee website, and the yarn was a trekking yarn I got from a thrift store last summer. I took pictures with different backgrounds to show how the different colors stand out.
Beige carpet makes the blue pop.
Peanut’s Alphabet carpet makes the black pop.
The wood linoleum in my kitchen makes the orange pop.
Here is what was left of the yarn after I finished the socks. Not much for anything.
Here is the yarn I got in the mail today. As soon as I opened the box I ran for my camera.
Here’s a nice close up of the yarn.
Knitted a gauge swatch with size US 10 needles, 17 sts and 19 rows.
This is a blurry picture, but it shows the color best, without the flash.
This is what it looks like with the flash on the camera on. Not as nice.
Here are some pics of my the front half of my mom’s sleeveless shell. I have finished all the lace, and am now working the boring stockinette stitch. I am eager to finish boring St st so that I can start the lace for the back of the shell.
I finally took a picture of the Finding Nemo fish hat! It has been finished for a while, I just need to wash it now (notice how it doesn’t hang down in the back). Once I get the hat washed the yarn will soften up and it will look a lot better.
I am really excited about my pompom peds. I was afraid to run out of yarn, so I stopped knitting the first sock and put it on a circular needle for now. Meanwhile, I have started knitting the second sock on the dpns. I wish I had two sets of size 2 dpns so that I could knit the socks at the same time, but I don’t really NEED the extra sets of dpns. Hmm… once I start knitting more socks I will have to ask for double sets for Christmas or something. Anyhow, Here is where I am on the socks so far.
The Transformers Afghan is taking a while, but now I am taking my time on it. When I started making it I was stressed out about finishing it quickly, but I realized that as soon as I finish it I will want to make another large project, and I can’t d that for two reasons. One, I don’t have a pattern for anything large that I want to make. Two, I can’t afford to buy yarn for any large projects. The first picture is of an Autobot square, and the second picture is of five Decepticon squares on one circular needle. I don’t know why I didn’t think about knitting more than one square at a time. I thought that I would get my yarn tangled, but I placed each ball of yarn in a separate bag. Problem solved, no tangles!