Tuesday, July 31, 2007

2 pairs of socks!

Ok, there should be 3 pairs to show here, but when I went to shoot the pictures I couldn't find the third pair and I haven't been looking since. I suspect the pair is hiding in my yarn room, I have to dive in there some time soon.

So, 2 pairs to show. Little, isn't it? Hopefully more soon but I think I have a little to many projects on the needles to be able to finish something up.

Ok, the first pair was started early July and finished in Portugal (quite soon after arriving there).

Baudelaire 02

Pattern : Baudelaire by Cookie A.
Yarn : Regia Silk in red
Needles : 2mm addi turbo for the foot and 2.5mm addi turbo for the leg

Baudelaire 01

These were toe-up and quite nice to knit. I have to say the foot is a bit snug but nothing to bad. I like them a lot! I didn't change anything except for the needles.

Then the second pair was mostly knit in Portugal except for the last part of the second sock (on the plain home) and the grafting of the toe (done at home immidiately after arriving!).

Pomatomus 02

Pattern : Pomatomus by Cookie A.
Yarn : Handdyed sockclub yarn by SpunkyEclectic
Needles : 2.75mm circs

Pomatomus 01

Yes, I knitted them before, but those were for my sister and I wanted a pair for myself! :D I decided to use sportweight yarn (my sisters were done in LL sport and I liked them) due to the big needles asked for. I have plenty for this yarn through yarn clubs so I should knit it up. And I can always use thick winter socks!

I only just made it with the yarn though. I think I could have used one size bigger needles for these, at least I wouldn't have cut it so close with the yarn. This was very nervewracking as I had no scale in Portugal and well, I was so afraid I wouldn't make it. I had already figured I would rip the upper part of then sock and half of a pattern repeat to use for the foot if I didn't make it. The second sock was way more relaxed as I knew I would have enough yarn!

Pomatomus - close-up

As you can see one sock is slightly different from the other. It has more purple/pink in it. Comes with handdyed yarn I guess. I don't mind though, I like these socks!

There are plenty more socks on the needles! If I manage to find the sock I'll try to photograph it as we've had quite ok weather the last couple of days.

I'm at work and should get some stuff done today, so more later!

Sunday, July 22, 2007

A quick note

To let you know I'm back from my holiday. I'm death tired though as I was sick through most of the holiday. Not during the day, but my nights were horrible due to a stuffed nose and a sore throat. So sleep to catch up (I have the needed medicine at home to get me through the night, and no choice between to hot or AC-cold).

I have FOs to show, but no pictures yet. I have decided to firstly finish up 2 commissionned knits and 3 baby knits (because I have to - sais my boyfriend - as I promissed them - no I didn't).

But more later, I have over 700 entries in my bloglines to catch up with (but I guess some are old ones as bloglines keeps doing that these days).

Friday, July 13, 2007

Leaving for a few days!

In a few hours we are off to Portugal for 10 days! I'm looking forward to it. It's always very stressy just before I leave, but then I can relax a bit!

I have FOs to post but I didn't get around taking any pics. On July 3rd it was my birthday, but it wasn't a good one. On my way back home from work by bike I was hit by a car. I went down quite hard but came out with a concussion, a huge bruise on my head and some other bruises. I was down in bed the next 5 days and then went back to work for 3. Today was packing and shopping, and dropping off the doggies at my moms.

Now I'm going to try to get an hour of sleep before we leave for the airport. See you all in 10 days, hopefully totally rested!