Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Mojo Baby, Mojo

I have not posted something knitterly in so long that you may have forgotten that I had misplaced my Knitting Mojo.

I think I have finally found it.

Here are my Solstice Slip socks, I think I finally have the right size and the hang of the pattern. I am to the point now where I actually want to knit them. That may sound funny but the pattern kicked my butt for a couple of repeats, I had thought about ripping the whole thing and picking a different pattern for the yarn. I managed to stick it out and I am happy with the results. I don't think these socks will be done anytime soon, the cable pattern is slow going but I am now enjoying the knit.

I have been having fun with these socks. The sun is a little bright in this picture and the colors appear a bit washed out, they are a little brighter in real life. This pattern is in the back of the Sensational Knitted Socks book. I love it, it is easy to knit after a phone call to mom for advice (not even advice, all she did was read the pattern out loud to me and it made more sense than when I read it myself)

I had started the pattern with Judy in mind, I thought they might make a good Christmas gift for her (I don't think she reads the blog). She loves yellow so I thought she might like the yarn. As it knits up the orange (Shannon, just for you) seems to call out to me more than the yellow and I am not sure if Judy will like them at all. They will be to small for me, but I imagine I can find another taker if I decide they are not Judy's colours.

The little bag it is in was a purchase from Knit Picks, a good price and just the right size for a sock on the go.

I have even done a little spinning. I am trying to spin just a little bit every day, even if it is only 10 minutes. I think it might surprise me how much yarn I can spin up with just 10 minutes a day. I will let you know how it works out.


Shannon said...

I like your small knitting bag. I think I need to find one of those for myself.

When I started the Solstice Slip I wasn't sure if I liked the pattern. I think part of it was because it's a very time consuming pattern.

Wudas said...

Damn! That bag was my next KICK goodie. Oh well. I'll make one for myself.

Hmmm...what size is Judy's foot? I wear a 7.5 shoe...just in case. Of course they'll also fit Shannon and Gran. Or one half of Diana.

Kelly O said...

I could usa another bag like that one mom, you can't have to many.

Leanna said...

Just got caught up. Who was hospitalized? Are they OK? Glad your life is getting back to normal. I know describe normal. ;)
Oh by the way showers are for whimps.