Sunday, June 25, 2006

I'm back

That's right, the vacation is over, and everyday life has set in. Well, it was inevitable, and I guess I knew it was coming. :) On the knitting front... not quite as much progress as I thought there might be. There was actually quite an embarrasing little booboo -I meant to take the lacey top (the new beginning) with me, and work on it there (how suitable that would have been, since I bought the yarn on my trip to Finland last summer), but somehow only a ball of yarn and an extra pair of needles made it into my suitcase, and not the work itself. So all I have to show for myself is this:
I did manage to turn the skein of Malabrigo into a scarf, using a very simple feather and fan pattern. It's not very long, since I only had one skein, but I wanted a shorter scarf that could easily be tucked in into a coat (sometimes that seems more practical than having two long ends of a scarf hanging from your neck).To distract you from the lack of knitting progress, here's a couple of other pictures from our trip:

Gotta love that midsummer greenness of Finland... South Dakota doesn't quite compare. ;)

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Rip-it rip-it rip-it...

Yes, you know the sound
frogging! The lacy tank that I vowed to finish just wasn't meant to be. I didn't like how it was turning out, although it was almost finished. But it was too wide, the arm holes were too shallow and the neck opening too wide. A no-go. So it went from this: this

So now it's back to a few balls of yarn,and I've been trying to figure out what it really wants to be. I like the Lotus Bloom tank from Interweave knits, but I don't like the lotus lace (I already started, and ripped it back), so I'm modifying it more to my liking. Also my yarn and therefore gauge is way off, so I had to recalculate everything anyway. A new beginning:
On a completely different note, I'm leaving for vacation (did you hear that? VACATION!! Woo-hoo!) in a couple of days, so I won't be posting for at last two weeks. But there should be plenty of knitting progress to report after I come back.