Thursday, February 26, 2009

WIPs update - socks / sweater / swatches

February Lady sweater is still on the verge of being totally finished, I swatched this week for the Honeycomb vest from Knitty using some Bartlett Yarns Shetland Sport I picked up at the sheepy wool festival last summer, and my pink and gray sock continues to crawl along. The metal 0 dpns hurt my fingers after a few rows so I'm trying to do a little, walk away, and then come back to it. Pictures soon. Downloading pictures now...

Honeycomb swatch:

A reasonably well fitting sock:

Even though it's a first sock (again), st st gets a little old, so I've added a little slipped stitch easy mirrored cable up the center back - this is the beginning of it:

(It's a little clearer in the small pic size)

Today there is a fun field trip planned and there may be some yarn and fiber involved - some friends from my department and I are planning to take advantage of one of our remaining days of reading week (aka spring break - and yet there's snow on the ground?) and do a little cruise inland to visit a couple of crafty shops. Avonport Discount Fabrics and Gaspereau Valley Fibres are on the list. I'll have to remember my camera! The sun is supposed to shine a bit and roads should be clear. I have proposed that we meet for a greasy spoon breakfast first. It's important to not get distracted by a hungry tummy when there is yarn to be fondled.


  1. greasy spoon brekkie + fabric & fiber? **jealous**

    how are you liking the sock knitting? i've yet to dive in. sure is pretty!

  2. That sock looks lovely, if on painfully small needles. Hope it keeps going well!