Monday, August 6, 2007

Progress!

That demonic face of George Bush (really, is there any other kind?) that I see at the top of my blog at each visit is really weirding me out, so I worked fast to get these pics in order for a new post :).


First of all, no new spinning to show. I just couldn't manage the three projects at once, as was proven by my coffee mishap at SnB :/. My guess is that I'll jump over to it from time to time, but that most of my energies will be focused on knitting projects. But you never know.


So, on to my socks. Or sock. One down, one to go:




The colors are a bit more washed out in this pic than in real life. Like I said, I'm no photographer...I did a better job with the previous pic of this sock (scroll down)....anyway, I'll work on it :).

Next, the Isabella! Finished and *worn* before the first snow, yay! I actually rushed to finish it last week to engage in the native geeky (dorky? hmmm, seems more dorky, I think) custom of wearing a hand knit item to see the Yarn Harlot. I thought I'd be kind of embarrassed, but I was really proud. Yep, dorky would just about say it all :).


The front:


The back:



And a close-up of the leaf motif. It's still kind of hard to see, but at least you can see it more clearly here than in the above pics:



Pretty, huh? I am pleased with the way the whole thing came out, but I think it's just kind of magical how the lace that you're knitting kind of stretches as you're working and forms the leaf shapes. Neat.

That's it. I was so burnt out from my non-stop knitting exploits of last week that I felt like I couldn't do anything at all on Saturday and only started back on sock #2 Sunday. After the sock, maybe some more out of Tofutsies yarn (scroll to #732 and #793) that is waiting for me. I was so stoked to make Tofutsies socks when I bought the yarn in May, and then I got all distracted by those frog socks and my tank. The time is now!

13 comments:

costumechick said...

I Love it! And I beat Pheobe to posting!

Really, looks great! I can't wait to see it in person!

acambras said...

It looks great! I'm even willing to overlook the fact that you're missing a couple of "special yarnovers." ;-)

Hope you had a good weekend. :-)

Anne

Kelly said...

Thanks, both of you!!! I really appreciate the kudos! I will wear it to SnB to show it off, and maybe wear a bib :).

Very funny about the yo's Anne! Sorry, it may be missing that "special something", LOL!

KnelleyBelley said...

Thanks for bumping creepy George down the page. Didn't need to see him again.

I love your sock! You're such a speedy sock knitter.

Your Isabella looks great in the pictures. Headless knitting blog photos always crack me up.

anphoe said...

I am sorry I am not the first one to comment this post... have been busy at work.
I love the Isabella!!! I can't wait to see it in person without a bib hahaha.

Erin said...

The sweater looks great, even without Anne's special "Yo"s! I'm glad you had such a good time with the Yarn Harlot. I'd love to hear her talk one day.

Jen said...

Very pretty, Kelly. Even without the special yo that Anne suggested *wink* *wink*

Can't wait to see it in person!

Kelly said...

Thanks, everyone, for your lovely compliments!!

Knelley, I knew that George was getting to you, and he got to me too, so out he goes, LOL! And I *think* I am a fast sock knitter, but this sock is *not* the sock I was knitting at the Yarn Harlot...I am just down the body of that sock, not done yet!

Anphoe, I was eating ice cream right before the Yarn Harlot and you should have seen how *careful* I was! And it was *coffee* ice cream too! I got away with it that night, but I think I just might have to stick with a bib for Thursday, LOL!

Erin, the Yarn Harlot was great! If you get the chance, I say see her! Hope you are doing great! I miss you :(.

Jen, I will wear it to SnB, and I promise to keep it stain free for viewing, at least until I get my first cup of coffee!
Thanks, everyone!

Jen said...

Hey Kelly,

It is even prettier in person!!! You should be so proud! Thank you, thank you for your help last night.

anphoe said...
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anphoe said...

Kelly,some one stole your patter...
http://craftingcasualty.blogspot.com/2007/07/cable-wallet-with-pattern.html

Kelly said...

Anphoe -

Nuh-uh!!! Mine is *much* cuter, LOL! I have a secret ingredient in my pattern that this one doesn't, but now I'm paranoid and won't say it here...I'll just show you at SnB!

Sarah said...

Hey Kelly-

sorry to be so late in posting! I couldnt find your blog for rhe longest itme!
Anyway- Your ISabella is beautiful!!!! I am in awe of it and of you finishing it so quick!!!