Tuesday, August 28, 2007

I finished the MS3!!! Here is a pic of my daughter modeling it for me. She loves it, now to keep her from stealing it. :)

Now on to my next big project. I'm using up a bunch of acrylic yarn, making shawls to donate to a local charity that she works with. I will be doing different shapes, which will allow me to learn how to do them.

I'm still plugging away at Bob's socks. About 1/4 of the way through the heel flap on the first one. I also pulled out the Chocolate Covered Cherries shawl to work on. I want to get it finished so that I have that set of needles for the other shawls.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

I am on Clue 7 of the MS3! I will have it done today! I am so proud of myself for doing this. :) Bob asked me what I was going to do with it when I was finished and I told him fold it up in some tissue paper and put it away in my drawer. He was upset about that and asked why I wasn't going to display it. I told him I had no place out of reach of our animals, that I could display it.

I am still working on Bob's socks, have one on the heel flap and the other is still on the leg. They are so boring to work on being k1, p1 ribbing, that I would rather be knitting on the MS3.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

I have finished Clue 4 of the MS3 and have the first chart of Clue 5 done. So far I like the way the wing looks in the brown. I'll know more when I get farther along on it.

I got my socks done and they turned out nice. I'm working on a short summer pair for Bob now. They are out of Lang Jawoll Jacquard in a k1, p1 ribbing. The leg is only 2.75" long, so I will have enough for the foot of the socks, as Lang Jawoll's skiens are smaller than normal.

I got some nice presents for my b-day this year. Bob got me 15 ounces of a 50/50 tussah silk/honey rayon blend to spin. Then my MIL gave me $25 to spend on myself. So, I ordered two books on lace knitting, "Traditional Knitted Lace Shawls" and "Gossamer Webs: The History and Techniques of Orenburg Lace Shawls." Both are more reference books than pattern books, they are designed to teach you how to design your own lace shawls. I am looking forward to sitting down with yarn and needles to work on some of the things they talk about.