Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Here are the socks I'm knitting 2 at a time on circulars. I was a bit hesitant about the garter stitch heel but as it turns out, I like it! I tried them on and it feels very soft and cushy which can only mean comfort.
I've also been working on a pair of Opal socks which I couldn't resist beginning because the colorway of this Opal is soooo lovely. It's from the Rainforest collection in "Owl" and I think this has to be one of my favorite Opals I've seen. I'm only 2" into the ribbing, but here's a close up in any event.
I've also picked up a Fair Isle Vest I started quite some time ago. Granted, I don't have much to show you here, but I hope to work on it when I'm in the mood for a challenge and I want to knit with a Shetland wool instead of a thicker type wool. It's a nice blend of colors and I really like the design which is from Meg Swansen at Schoolhouse Press.
I have more than enough to keep me busy although when I look at some of the talented knitter's blog pages and see what they churn out, I wonder if they knit night and day, or else they are quite speedy. I think it's great and what I really admire is the actual "finishing" of projects begun, one at a time. I can't seem to get into that because I get bored working on one thing and have to put it down after awhile and go onto another project. The drawback, of course, is that I don't finish things as swiftly as I should and that "should" is the law according to MOI.
Wasn't I saying something about being kinder to ourselves and less demanding, just as we'd be for a friend or loved one? I better start taking my own advice! I'll keep you posted with any and all finishing as it occurs. In the meantime, here's some food for thought:
"O wad some Pow'r the giftie gie us, to see ourselves as ithers see us"!
Posted by L. at 6/14/2006