Sunday, April 19, 2009

Spring Fever

Work continues on the Morning Roast Socks. I'm making these on 4 dpns rather than doing the magic loop method, which has been my favorite recently. I'm not sure why. I'm pleased with how these are turning out -- no pooling at all. Stephi did an awesome job dyeing this stuff. I think I'm at a point where I'm ready for my brother-in-law to come by and film me working on this sock for the small screen. Don't want to say to much more about this, because I don't want to jinx the process. Stay tuned.

I've been experiencing a kind of knitting restlessness this week. I've got a few things queued up in Ravelry to tackle, but the time didn't seem right. I felt sweater-ish, but the lovely weather just wasn't calling to me. Then I remembered a vest pattern that I'd considered from the book Guy Knits when I decided on the Perfectly Plain Vest. So, another vest, this time Herz & Baum (I assume the ampersand is pronounced "und") by Diane Zangl. Although this model looks decidedly librarian-y, up-close he's a little frightening looking, and I don't think the little earring works for him, either. The pattern is intricate, and it's worked in the round with steeks (eek!) at the sleeves and neck. It won't be boring, that's for sure.

Mine will be made from Cascade 220 Superwash in a color called Turtle. I can hear Jene laughing as she reads this. I've got it on order at The Knitting Nest, and hopefully, I'll have it by next week.

More social knitting this weekend with several long-distance out-of-town guests. Several friends brought cameras and snapped pics -- really, it was kind of like being on the red carpet at the Oscar's at one point. They're starting to show up on Flickr. Melissa took this one. I don't know what I was laughing at, but I sure was having fun! I don't think I got much knitting done, but I did get to eat my fill of breakfast tacos and cake balls.

5 comments:

  1. I agree with you... the yarn is dyed beautifully!

    Good luck on the new project!

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  2. Gorgeous socks - I really love that colorway!

    What a great vest - looking forward to seeing how it comes along.

    Always fun to knit with friends - and you look like you are having a great time!

    Cake balls?

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  3. Well, Sweetie, at least the colorway is not entitled turtle poo, as in you are so fond of the brown family. I like the turtle color, but hope you won't feel the need to pull your head into your vest.

    ~Jene

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  4. I love the color you picked out for the vest. Did I say "love" - let me rephrase it to: "LOVE". I'm sure it will look fabulous.

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  5. Film?! Do tell!

    That vest looks right up your alley. I can guess what color Turtle is. :)

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