Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Knitting, for a change

Yes, I thought I might add some knitting related news to my knitting blog. Not much, though...sciatica won the battle most of last week, but I am doing much better now and have started back on...



...my socks. Up to (down to, I guess) the heel flap on the second one. I'm happy with them, no worries, they seem to be chugging along just fine...but take a look at the pic above, and the one below:



Same socks, same camera, same room, same time of day...but shot from a different angle they almost look like two different colorways. Weird. For the record, I like the second view better, so I guess I'll always have to look at them from that angle, no?

Now, this, this is something:


My very first roving purchase ever! Well, not counting the boring gray roving that came with my spindle. These colors are outrageous! I took my kids to a local yarn sale, picked out the blue, and while the clerk was weighing it I thought a pound of blue might be a bit much, so asked for half a pound and told the kids to pick the second color. And they picked the green! Fun colors, fun together too.

So, this means I actually will *have* to pick up that spindle again soon (because I am not one to waste money) and try to get good enough at spinning so that I don't actually trash this roving when I touch it.

Speaking of green, a certain son of mine has been asking me to post a pic of a finished project of his. It is, of course.....


a frog! What else?? A rather dapper one at that. He's so proud of this, his first ever latch hook project. Me too! I do wonder if knitting is in his future...



6 comments:

KnelleyBelley said...

Happy to hear your back is feeling better. Your socks are zipping along. The colors are so pretty - and the two socks seem like they're going to be exact matches.

The roving colors are great! Must have been fun for your kids to get to pick a color. Blue and green look so good together.

Tell your son that he's a latch hook expert! I'm impressed that he stuck it out and completed the project. Most kids don't have the attention span to keep going. I bailed out on every project I ever started when I was a kid. He rules!

acambras said...

Oh how wonderful! Very cute, and it matches his frog socks. :-)

I agree with knelleybelley -- the socks and the roving look great!

Glad you hear you're feeling better -- hope to see you Thursday.

Anne

Jen said...

It's great to hear that you're feeling better. I love the color of your socks! That would be the perfect color that I am looking for to make the sock for my SIL. Your son should be very proud of his project. Nice job!

Kelly said...

Thanks, everyone! I'll pass along your comments to my son! And thanks for the good wishes about my back! They must be working!

Erin said...

I'm glad you're feeling better. I bet your knitting missed you! Have fun with your socks and roving, and tell your son that his frog is very cool. My dad used to do latch-hook all the time. In the 70s he made this awesome shaggy toilet tank cover that we had for years. :)

Kelly said...

Thanks, Erin! I will let my son know! Great to hear from you! I miss you!