Knitting? Yes, finally.
I started this sock at SnB last Wednesday, but with a different pattern. I chose one from Knitting Vintage Socks, but it just wasn't right for this yarn. I'm now working the lace pattern socks from the Spring issue of Interweave Knits. That bumpy looking top will turn into my very first picot edge. Yarn is Lorna Lace's in raspberry. Yummy.
The reason there isn't more progress on this sock is because of Janice. She showed up last Wednesday with her copy of Rowan's Vintage Style and some Kid Silk Haze equivalent and began knitting the little two-color scarf pattern found therein. (I'm too lazy to go upstairs, find the book, and look up the name - sorry.) Janice's is pretty in pink, and reminded me that I've had the KSH and pattern ready to go for quite a while. Soooo, immediately on returning home, I pulled it all out and this is what I've accomplished so far.
And a close-up.
After the exciting bit of lace at the beginning and a few inches of alternating garter and stockinette stitch, it has settled down into row after teeny tiny row of stockinette stitch with only an every-two-row color change to liven things up. However, more lace will ensue once I've knit 29.5", place the piece on a holder, and knit an identical second half. What keeps me going is the wonderful softness of the Kid Silk
Crack Haze. I've seen so many knitters praising (and yes, cursing too) this fantastic fiber, but this is my newbie experience with it. I'm not trying to figure out how to knit anything and everything with it! (I have a feeling I wouldn't be thinking that if I'd had to do any significant frogging.) Specifics - Rowan Kid Silk Haze. Size 2 Addi-Turbos, Colors - red/Marmalade, orangey-red/Candy Girl.
Of course, the thrill of the day was seeing that Stephanie has posted the official Gold Medals for completed Olympic knitting (fabulous design by Franklin!) Mine is already proudly displayed on the sidebar over there on the left. Thanks to Stephanie for having such a crazy and wonderful idea. I know she had her detractors, but to me it was just so much fun. I enjoyed the challenge, of course, but also had such a great time reading blogs and seeing the "thrill of victory and the agony of defeat." I say - Beijing 2008!
In other blog goings-on, Miyon, Kris, and Scout were so excited about the new Blue Moon Fiberarts Rockin' Socks Club that they started a still to be officially named group for all us Clubbers. It's a place to post photos and comments about the fantabulous yarn and patterns that we are all looking forward to receiving. March can't come fast enough!! There's also a button for the KAL on my sidebar. Oh, you haven't joined the Rockin' Sock Club? Why not?
Ok, back to the knitting.