April 2, 2009

I'm Still Knitting!

Don't know why, but I just haven't blogged in almost a month! I am about halfway finished with the foot on the socks for our associate pastor ...... Gentleman's Socks with modified st in CTH Java colorway ..... he really likes bold coffee, so the colorway is appropriately named. The socks were commissioned from a silent auction at church before Christmas. I had placed four pairs of women's socks for auction ..... only sold one pair, but pastor asked for a pair for both he and his wife. Hope's were finished about a month ago .... then I began on pastor's size 12 socks ..... hopefully they will be completed by the 15th of April.

DD and I signed up for the Mystic Roses KAL. I ordered some BMFA Laci in the Valkryie colorway (burgundy, rust, rose with over-dying in black) and started the shawl ...... didn't particularly like the way it looked so while I was at dd's home a couple of weeks ago, we both ordered Jaggerspun Zephyr from Sarah's Yarns that week-end. DD ordered claret (a burgundy) and I ordered chanel (a bright rose color without the neon tone). I received my yarn from her today, so started the shawl .....again! I have the set-up rows done and plan to get a few pattern rows finished before my pillow beckons me to sleep. I still plan on finishing the Laci colorway to, but that will be for a teaching friend.

I still have to complete my Leyburn socks for the STR KAL ...... I'm ready to start the gusset pick-up sts along the side of the heels. It's been a long time since I started the socks, but do remember that they were knitting quite quickly. Now just to finish them.

Oh, the most important updates ...... dd and I are planning to attend the Estes Park Wool Market in June. This year we hope to take a class on Thursday ....... are choices were #1 Weave a basket for our knitting #2 Toe-up socks with a heel flap, and #3 Hand-dying yarn. On Friday we hope to finish the Lariat Loop letterbox series around Golden, CO and then go to the Wool Market on Saturday. Better than that, we booked airplane tickets and hotel rooms to attend Sock Summit 2009 in Portland this summer! Class registration will open up later on, so we are searching the long list of classes. We are both pretty excited. Dd also said that we will take time to letterbox there also.

Now for bad news ...... the National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for our area with at least six inches of snow but areas of extremely heavy snow with up to 16 inches! The precipitation can start as early as Friday evening ..... just depends on which weather forecaster you're hearing. This will be good week-end to just sit and knit.

Happy knitting! TLGB

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