Sunday, February 17, 2008

WiP Weekend

It has been a while since I posted any knitting progress , but that doesn't mean I haven't been knitting. Progress has just seemed slow lately, so I never feel like I have anything "blog-able." However, I suppose I really have done a lot since my last post. So here is a bit of an update.

As far as WiPs go, I've been working on Wicked by Zephyr Style. I cast on for this again in early January and have slowly worked away on it. I actually have one sleeve finished, but don't have any updated pictures. I'll post more about modifications and yarn notes when the piece is completed. I'm not happy with the length - while I added a couple of inches to the recommended length my torso is quite long so I'll probably rip back and add another inch or two to the entire length of the sweater. I'm just debating how I want to go about doing that.

I have finished a pair of socks this year. These are just plain stockinette socks made from Miss Babs' Sport weight sock yarn in the colorway Raspberry Cane. The yarn was purchased at SAFF 2007. I really enjoyed working with it, and would love to use her sportweight again in the future. I'm especially fond of Saturn. I carried it around for a long time at SAFF, but decided to get Raspberry Cane instead at the last minute. These were really great for those instances where I didn't have a lot of time to commit to knitting (Seems like there has been a lot of that lately).

These socks are especially cute with my new shoes that I got ultracheap this weekend.

Karen and I met up today so I could get my part of an order we'd placed as a group. Hooray for a sweater's worth of Cascade 220 (more on that later)! We had a delicious Indian lunch and stopped by the tea store next door. Inside I saw the most amazing tea wares. Mom always used to complain that I was hard to shop for because I didn't collect anything. I must say that if I find myself with extra money I will start collecting Franz Porcelain. I am especially fond of the Bamboo Song Bird, Luminescence Peacock, and the new Phonician Flight series. The shapes, colors, and details in these pieces are truly inspirational.