Sunday, August 12, 2007

Works in Progress

I stopped at the yarn store on Friday after work and picked up some Rowan Cashsoft 4 ply in a pretty plum color to make this . Here is the beginning, along with the cat, who wanted to see what all the fuss was about on the table.

I first used Rowan Cashsoft for Grumperina's Odessa Hat and fell in love with it. I would like to do more knitting incorporating beads someday too, if I find a pattern that I like. That was just plain fun!

Back in the spring I had decided to try some socks with cotton in them, and bought myself a skein of Sockotta. I am still working on the second sock in that pair. I am using the Garter Rib pattern from the Sensational Knitted Socks book by Charlene Schurch. I haven't knit many socks from this book yet, but I love how it is set up, and there are many socks in here on my "to do" list.

I am no longer crazy about self-striping yarn like this, but these are fun socks. There is a pattern in this book I would like to try that does a pretty chevron with the self-striping yarn similar to a chevron scarf I have seen floating around knitting blogs everywhere. I'm have a beautiful skein of Trekking XXL that I bought last week and I think I may try that next. I have never done a chevron sock, so it will be an adventure for me.

In other news - I got my invite to Ravelry last week!! WOW!! I can only repeat what I've heard from others - it IS amazing, and it IS a time-sucker. While poking around the site I found the Sock A Month KAL 4 and joined that. I have buying sock yarn at an alarming rate.

I've been wishing for an Adult Ed class in Blogging 101. I am figuring things out slow but sure, and started a Flickr account for my photos thinking maybe that would allow readers to enlarge my photos; however, I can't figure out how to get the photos from Flickr onto my blog. I have also not been able to figure out how to get buttons (for instance a Ravelry button) on my blog. Anyone able to help??

1 comment:

"T" Van Hoecke said...

Karen, your blog is looking great! Sock a month KAL, holy man, you better get knitting!
I want my Ravelry invite :0
Not sure about how to get a button onto your blog. I have tried myself and can't figure it out.
Unless I have the exact code to paste in, I am lost.
Good luck.