Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Making Progress



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"!
Robert Burns

3 comments:

Mary Anne said...

Laura,

those fuschia socks are lovely and the OWL colour is one of my favourites!

As for finishing or not, we all work in different ways with different comfort levels. I feel happiest when I only work on one project at a time but I know that isn't realistic for most knitters. Go with what makes you happy Laura. You're doing a great job I think.

Denise in PA said...

I love Opal sock yarn! I have four balls of it sitting here waiting their turn to be OTN! I have the Owl...for my sister, she's the natural person I'm the wild child (colorways, that is! LOL). Cuff down...I haven't tried that yet. I do 'em toe up, but I could be convinced to try cuff down.

JennyRaye said...

Hey Laura,
Thanks for stopping by my blog and the congrats on my shawl! I still can't believe it.

I notice your birthday is in August. Abigail at 1870 Pearl is hosting a swap for folks with August birthdays http://1870pearl.typepad.com/august_birthday_swap/ Have you heard about it? She's organizing this today--needs all folks who want to participate to let her know by tomorrow. Would love to see you on the list. If you're already signed-up just ignore the above :o)