Monday, August 17, 2009

Summer

I hope everyone's been having a good summer. Mine has been full and busy.

We started playing Ultimate Frisbee in June and haven't stopped since.



Then there was Vacation Bible School.



Church Softball Games.



And spending time with friends.



Of course, there's been knitting, as well.

I finished the Waffle Rib Socks in July.



Pattern: Waffle Rib Socks from Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch
Yarn: Noro Kureyon Sock, color s180, 1 skein
Needles: US 1
Mods: None



I love all my Noro Socks, but this color scheme is going to be high on the favorites list.

Also, I finally finished the Somewhat Cowl.



Pattern: The Somewhat Cowl by Wendy Bernard
Yarn: Rowan 4 Ply Cotton, Blue Steel, a little over 5 skeins
Needles: US 3 & 4
Mods: Raised the neckline and shortened the sleeves.



I love the neckline on this sweater and am very happy with how it came out overall. I kind of wish I would have made it a little longer, but I don't want to rip out the ribbing to do so.



Lastly, I finished the Shetland Triangle.



Pattern: Shetland Triangle from Wrap Style
Yarn: Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca & Silk, Peapod, 4 skeins
Needles: US 9
Mods: Used a sportweight yarn instead of laceweight, larger needles, and 10 pattern repeats instead of 8.



I absolutely love it! The pattern was easy to memorize (my first time memorizing a lace pattern!), fun, and quick. I'd recommend it to any knitter.



And, in the WIP department, I finished the first Entomology Mitten and have completed about 4 whole rows on the second :).



I've started two pairs of socks:

Baby Cable Ribs from Sensational Knitted Socks in Noro Kureyon Sock.



Gentleman's Shooting Stockings from Knitting Vintage Socks.



I also started two sweaters.

The back is finished and the front is almost finished on my Camellia. I'm really enjoying this pattern.



I've also reached the sleeve separating row on Buttercup.



So, my blog is finally up to date! I hope you all have a great week!

4 comments:

Rebekah said...

The somewhat cowl is so pretty. The neckline is beautiful.

I love your shetland triangle too...I've got two skeins of sundara worsted that I'm saving for one of those. Right now I'm too intimidated by the lace and trying to finish up a couple more projects before I start on it though :)

Hilary said...

Looks like you've been busy! All gorgeous knits, but the Somewhat Cowl is my favorite. And gosh, that necklace is pretty with it!

Rebecca in CO said...

WOW! What a line-up of FOs and they are all beautiful. The Noro coloring is very nice, the necklace is PERFECT for a perfect sweater and the Shetland Triangle looks great the way you are wearing it. I will have to try wearing my shawls this way.

We were always totally wiped out every year after VBS but it was so much fun! Looks like you have had an awesome summer!

Beate said...

wow- you`ve been busy!!! And the shetland looks great-- mine is still under progress- don´t know when I get around to finish that one.