Saturday, August 15, 2009

Actual Knitting Content

I know, right?!? I can barely believe it myself! It's been a heck of a week here, let me tell you. Work has been, well, insane, and now I'm solo parenting it for a few days while Phil is in Toronto on business. I was supposed to be going out for a drink with a girlfriend tonight, but sadly my mother, who was going to be babysitting the kids, was feeling under the weather today. So here I am! In my pajamas, and ready to give you a long-awaited update on what I've had on the needles lately.

First and foremost, a genuine finished object!

Pattern: Mad Color Weave (Ravlink), by Tina Lorin.
Knit with Zen String Harmony Fingering Merino Tencel yarn, using 2.25 mm needles.

These were my commute knitting over the summer. According to Ravelry, I cast these on back in June! But hey, when you only knit about 8 rounds per day, and only on week days, that's the time it takes, right? They're really cute, I especially enjoyed the heel flap, it was cool.

I can't be without a sock on the needles, of course (even if I barely knit on them!). It didn't take me too long to decide what to cast on for next, however. Whenever I would venture a look at the sock yarn stash (always hazardous), my eye would always be drawn to a skein of Knitterly Things Vesper sock yarn I've had in there for over a year. I didn't want to do another vanilla stockinette sock though, so I decided to cast on for my own pair of Jaywalkers (Ravlink) instead.

I suppose I should have cast on something from my newly acquired Cookie A. book, but hey, thou shall not spit in the eye of the Knitting Fates, right? These colours, while not my usual cup of tea, just, well.... make me happy right now! :)

And in case you think that I've been neglecting Amelia, fear not. She's well on her way.

As you can see, I've knit the body up to the underarms, and have cast on the first sleeve. So far I've been knitting this cardigan exactly according to specs, except I've made the body about 2 inches longer. I can't wait to see this project finished!

Happy Knitting Everyone!


Knit and Purl Mama said...

Ohh la la, Amelia..!

Nice socks.

I love Cookie A's new book. (Well new from April).

Wehre in TO is Phil? I'm currently typing this from Mississauga. Off to Niagara Falls tomorrow.

Miss you though. Much.

Mrhide said...

smack downtown... (working @ Sickkids hospital)

Just came back from seeing "Ponyo" ( the new Hayao Miyasaki) and hey, it's a total Miyasaki movie! loved it! (we're buying it)

Made my miss my kids (and wife :) )


Caroline said...

Ooooh I love the socks! They're exactly my colours. I need to find this yarn.

I just got Cookie A's book too. I love every single sock in it.

Sinéad said...

I love the way the colours in the heels came out, they're lovely socks.
Amelia is flying along! You must have a burst of speed mojo going on.
Good luck with the Jaywalkers, be sure to watch for tightness round the ankles... I know I'm not the only one who had this problem with them.

birana said...

hum! Love you pink socks and you future own jaywalker will be soo nice! And your Amelia will be very nice i'm sure.. you into pink theses days ;)