Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Kilt hose update

I wish the progress on these looked more interesting. Or noticeable. I feel like they get shorter every time I measure them...

Kilt hose, 6/25/08

And just to demonstrate the size... know how most socks fit nicely around a bottle or a soda can? These fit on an iced tea canister.

Kilt hose, 6/25/08

By the way, lesson learned on this project: find out measurements BEFORE getting yarn. The question isn't whether I'll run out of yarn, it's whether it'll happen before or after the heel flap.

Friday, June 20, 2008

I can quit whenever I want

This is the June 2008 special Lorna's Laces colorway "Blueberry Snowcone".

Lorna's Laces June 2008 - Blueberry Snowcone

Lorna's Laces June 2008 - Blueberry Snowcone

Ok, maybe I have a couple of yarns in my stash that are this same blue/black/purple combo, but that doesn't mean I have a problem.

Blue/Purple/Black stash yarns

That's only 15 skeins there... Ok, 17 now with the Lorna's Laces. That's perfectly reasonable, right?

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Hose cuff finished

I had a great week out in Montana visiting J. Look, I got some knitting done on the plane:

Kilt hose cuff

When I left, all I had was the 4-row purled section on the bottom edge. Over the trip, I finished the whole lace section on the cuff, but had to stop there because I'd forgotten to pack the smaller needles for the ribbed garter.

Anyway, J took me fishing (although I couldn't actively participate because I didn't have a license) and took me to see pretty much all of the sights in the area. We hung out a lot, I met his family, I met his cat, he showed me where he works, and we played WoW together (of course). All in all, a really nice week off.