Really, I'm Not Dead Yet

Oh, so much I wanted to write and show and say, but the time, she just slipped by. At least I HAVE been knitting, and can even show some of it off.

Diamond Lace Anklets

Pattern: Diamond Lace Anklets from Kollage Yarns. Pattern is not available yet as this was a sample knit which turned into a complete re-working of the pattern. Poor Anastasia did NOT think it would be so involved when she sent it.
Yarn: Kollage Yarns Luscious in Magenta, 2 skeins
Mods: Parts of the pattern had to be completely re-written to make the sock come out correctly. Don't know if this was a writing issue or an editing/copying issue. Anyhoo, it seems to work now.

Anastasia originally sent this one to me as a re-knit of the sample to correct some issues with the original. What she didn't know is that somewhere, either in the writing of the pattern or the creation of the commercial version of the pattern, things got a little confused. This might explain the issues with the original sample. Anyway, I found and fixed the errors, and now the pattern should be workable.

And this, folks, is why you test knit patterns.

My Waving Sock

The first of my interpretation of Waving Lace socks is done. You may recall (I know, it's been a while) that I am basically using the lace pattern from the Waving Lace Socks from Favorite Socks, but I'm making it toe-up with a gusset heel, and I'm leaving off the lace pattern at the cuff. I just finished it with a 6x2 rib (following the K/P pattern of the lace), then one row of K1P1 and a sewn bind off (nice and stretchy). Second sock has about half a foot.

The largest knitting project is one I can't share, sorry. I can tell you, however, that it's something I thought I would NEVER knit: a pair of pants. No, not (anyone who knows me would laugh) for me. It's a test/sample knit for another designer. Lots and lots of stockinette in the round with an occassional increase or decrease has made for very good Olympic and politics (one of my favorite spectator sports) knitting. But those are done now (just the elastic to sew into the waistband), and that leaves me with no knitting to do for anyone else.

Can you say, it's time to think about Christmas? There are a couple of things I want to knit/finish for myself. I've pulled the Lace Scarf out of hibernation for when I need a break from all that stockinette on big needles; and I will shortly pull the Kimono Jacket out of hibernation to finish for winter wear.

Then there's the little bag. I have been nearly obsessed with making the largest size of Three for the Road since I got my hands on the book to make my Entrelac Bag for the TdF KAL. This one shouldn't take too long (and I'll get to practice sewing a zipper by hand).

Then, really, I need to think about Christmas. Actually, some of that has already been done (and not blogged, since my family are the most ardent readers of my blog), but there's always more.


Anonymous said...

Glad you're back! Love those pink socks!
New kitchen going in on Monday, Tues., & Wed.

On a limb with Claudia said...

Gorgeous! Absolutely gorgeous!