Thursday, 25 August 2011

Yay for the weekend!!!

It's Thursday afternoon. The suitcase is packed for the weekend (I have waaaaaay overpacked, but at least I'll be prepared, right?). I have my knitting organised, and all the bits and pieces I need for my class on Friday afternoon. X's bag is packed for camp on Monday and everything is named as per instructions. Now all that's left to worry about is the long drive first thing tomorrow morning.

Oh my gosh, how exciting!! I'm going to KAN tomorrow!!! Okay, so the family will be coming down with me, but Deane is fully aware of the fact that he will be looking after the kids while I'm enjoying classes, markets, factory tours and dinners full of knitting and knitters and yarn. (And food). Can't wait!!

I finished my Snake Feet, and I rather like how they turned out:

Nagini socks, knit in Vintage Purls 'Tilia'. I used 2.25mm needles on the feet and heels, then changed to 2.5mm needles for the legs, and changed again to 2.75mm needles for the last three pattern repeats and the ribbing. Probably could've just used 2.5mm or 2.75mm needles for the whole sock, but I didn't, and that's okay. Because I said so.

I picked up my Pisqu sock again, and got past the heel turn and partway down the foot (then tinked back and reknit the heel because I didn't like it the first time), then decided that I had fallen out of love with the sock and frogged it completely. The pattern is incredibly well written and easy to follow, with excellent instructions and links to demonstration videos for the tricky cuff stitches, but it just wasn't working for me. Not sure if it was the green yarn, or my slightly-less-than-awesome stranded knitting, but the sock just wasn't doing it for me.

(Photographic evidence that I did indeed get past the heel before frogging)

I think I'll use the green yarn to knit a pair of Rick socks. What do you think? Or Kai-mei socks. Or BFF socks...

While thinking about what socks to knit, I cast on for a pair of fingerless mitts with the remainder of my kentucky ave handspun. Finished one in a couple of hours last night, and will knit the other one tonight, all ready for KAN tomorrow:

Don't you just love the colour gradation?

I also whipped up a wee hat and scarf for Egbert, although the egg wearing it in this picture is actually Egbert Maaktu - poor Egbert Schubert cracked up after his first day at school with X. Egbert Maaktu has been safely ensconced in a container full of scrunched up paper towels for the last couple of days, so he doesn't follow his predecessor's footsteps...

Right, must go. I'm getting the bum's rush from Deane, who needs the computer for 'very important stuff'! I'll be back with a KAN update (and pics!) next week :-) Have a good one!!


  1. Kreachr: Eggbert is so fortunate to have you for a "grandma"....a hat and sweater and scarf to keep him warm! Please let us know all about his adventures...I'm having a blast reading about it.

  2. What a lot of knitting you've been up to! That set for the egg is so cute!! Enjoy KAN. Very sad I can't be there. :-( I'm looking forward to hearing all about it from you.