Wednesday, October 11, 2006

3 for 3 with a Bonus

I had have so many UFOs that I decided I had to set some goals. Last Thursday I decided that no less than three items would be finished by Monday evening. I met my goal and then some! Click pics if you want to see larger pictures.

First up, I finished Mom's Christmas socks. All I need to do is wash them. These came down to the wire. I was done knitting by midnight on Monday, but had the toe left to kitchener and weave in the ends. Because it was late, I left that until Tuesday morning. I don't think that was cheating, if I'd done that, I'd probably still have spent Tuesday morning fixing what I screwed up. LOL

The stitch pattern is the Small Herringbone Rib from Vogue Knitting Stitchionary Volume One, pattern #67 on page 46. (Thanks for asking, Annie!)

I also finished my 4th scarf for the 2007 Red Scarf Project. In truth, it's really only my third, but Einstein Bros. was a drop off point last year and my local store had no clue what I was talking about when I went in to drop off my scarf. I even called ahead of time to make sure they were participating. Surprisingly, Einstein Bros. isn't participating this year. Oh, boo-hoo.

My third item to finish was my first pair of socks for the 2007 Dulaan Project. I bought this yarn in anticipation of learning how to knit socks, it's an acrylic yarn by Bernat. They feel really soft and the yarn was a pleasure to work with.

The bonus is the cap I made in one evening. It's a simple 2 by 2 ribbing in a bulky novelty yarn (Lion Brand Landscape) and will be a great diversion and instant gratification project when I get bored with the other 4,723 things I seem to have in progress. It's a one skein wonder!

And so, I met my goals and then some. I also started another sock for the Dulaan Project and knit a few rows on my Log Cabin afghan. By the way, you have to go visit Susan's blog and see the Log Cabin afghan she's started in Cotton Ease. Now I know what I'm going to do with my Cotton Ease stash. By the way, again, but rumor has it that Lion Brand is bringing back Cotton Ease in new colors.

To celebrate all my finished objects, it seemed only fair that I get to cast on for another pair of socks. It IS Socktoberfest after all. See, these are so fresh that they've been cast on, but not joined (taking care not to twist the stitches). How... Octoberish!


At October 12, 2006 5:44 AM, Anonymous Annie said...

Love all your projects, but especially the socks for your mom! What pattern did you use? (You knew someone would ask, right?!)

At October 12, 2006 9:47 AM, Blogger KatieLiz said...

Hi Annie, I edited my post to include the information you asked for! :^) I think the pattern would really stand out with a solid color yarn.


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