Sunday, January 07, 2007

Socks and Lace

I cannot believe that I've spent ages drafting a post with pics and saved it as a draft so that I could finish it tonight and it didn't SAVE. I am so angry! Now I have to retype it all again and download the photos. I am spitting chips.

We got back from our holidays yesterday. The weather was really hot and we had a couple of windy days too, not good for the poor fire fighters. Venus Bay is in South Gippsland so there were no fires there, fortunately. It was a good family holiday as my parents and my daughter was there with us also. We all spent New Years Eve together, it was a quiet one but it was really lovely. I can't remember the last time Amy was with us New Years Eve its been that long.

Of course I took some knitting with me and I managed to finish Jared's Madder rib socks.

Mum kept telling me not to knit so much and give my wrist a break. I didn't knit as much as I usually do because it was just far too hot on some of the days. I have problems with my right wrist just under my thumb from too much hand writing in the past and knitting too.

I also cast on for my Victorian Lace Today KAL.
I chose the Shoulder Shawl and am knitting it in 4ply hand dyed 100% silk in colour Maple I bought from Katie at Live 2 Knit 8 months ago.

I am really happy with the way it looks (Bee thinks it looks good too, I guess she should know after all she is 16 years old). It feels good to be able to choose just the right project for yarn from your stash. I didn't bother doing a swatch. I hate doing a gauge check, to me it seems a waist of time and yarn. I have had a couple of mishaps but not enough to convince me to do gauge checks.
I now need to cast on for my Vintage Sock KAL and I chose to do the Gentleman's Fancy Socks I am going to use Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Black Purl. It's for Kim for his birthday which is on the 29th of this month.

And speaking of birthdays guess who's birthday it is next week. Yep, you guessed it it's mine. Not that I am counting or anything. I looove getting presents and hopefully I will get some lovely knitting pressies too. Although when my daughter and mum asked what I would like and I replied "yarn" they both said not knitting stuff. Hmph, why ask then? And on that note I am off to do some knitting.

1 comment:

monica said...

I am glad you had a nice Holiday. The start of you shawl looks lovely, I love the colors. I can't wait to see the Lorna's Black Purl Socks. I love Lorna's. And what does your family mean no knitting stuff, if that is what makes you happy. Some people just don't understand the addiction I guess.