Sunday, July 29, 2007

I finished the green shawl. I ended up designing a border for it and like the way it turned out. Just have to block it and get pics. I still have two other shawls on the needles, both out of handspun and both on hold. One due to the temps and the other due to needing to spin more yarn for it.

I finished Clue 3 of the MS3, last night. At this point, it should be about 25" long x 20" wide, that is about 1/3 the total length of the stole. Mine is about 23" long x 18" wide, so a little bit narrower and shorter, but I don't care.

I finished the first sock of the pair and just have to do the toe on the second sock. When I finish this pair, I will cast on another pair. I have lots of socks to knit :)

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

I have the green shawl for the Spun Stitches KAL down to the border, but don't have enough yarn to do the border as charted, so it is on hold while I decide what to do for the border.

I got the yarn for the MS3 on Monday and wound it into a ball yesterday afternoon. I was swatching and decided to use size US 2 needles for it. I cast on and got Chart A, the first 50 rows, done. I like the way it is turning out. Had a funny experience, while casting on and working on it. We have been praying for rain, since it has been so dry this spring/early summer. When I pulled the yarn out to ball it, I heard a crack of thunder, then while balling it there was more thunder and started seeing lightening flashes, didn't think much of it as we have been having a lot of dry lightening :( I started knitting, the rains started! They didn't let up until I had finished the whole first chart, by then it was 8 pm and time to feed the goats and go to bed.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

I am down to the heel flap on one sock and working down the leg of the other. They aren't taking long to knit. I just need to spend more time on them.

The shawl for the Spun Stitches KAl is on the third repeat of the lace pattern. I have one more repeat of the lace pattern to do after this one and then the border. I love the way it is turning out and will get pics soon.

I was offered some hand-dyed yarn, instead of waiting for the copper Zephyr, and took my friend up on it. She is supposed to be sending it and the beads to me this week, so I can begin the MS3.

I knitted a small bag for my youngest daughter to use to carry her ID card in, she made the strap for it. The strap is card woven in the same color, plus a lighter shade of it.