Saturday, June 10, 2006
Monkey's away, stuff gets done!
I've got one of the Trekalong socks done. I really like the pattern. It looks like cables, but it's really a lace. Very comfy too. The socks's pointing out the Peace Arch in the background. It's the shiny thing at the skyline about mid-sock. Very hard to see, but it's there. The beach is great at this time of year. The tide goes out so far that you can almost wade across to the U.S. The bay almost empties, it's very cool. There's usually herons and bald eagles sitting on beach at the delta, and jelly fish wash up onto the sand after really lows tides. Sometimes sand dollars and starfish as well. Beautiful place to have so close to home.
I managed to get Roz's socks done before she left for Britain and France. She was kind enough to model them (make sure they fit) for me. I used the cotton Regia so she'll have comfy feet trekking through the Loire Valley. She's my dog walking pal and I'll be going much earlier than normal with her hubby while she's off having fun in Europe. Hope he doesn't expect much perky chat from me at seven am. Mornings and I are barely on speaking terms.
My first Amazing Lace project is done! And the weather is cooperating today so I can block it outside. I had to keep the mister close at hand as it's so warm, the shawl was drying before I had all of it pinned out. I got these great foam locking tiles from the dollar store and they're excellent for blocking. You can change the shape and pins go in easily and hold. When you're done, you just take them apart and they store in a tidy pile. Much nicer than having a huge foam board for blocking.
Here's a close up of the lace. Nice easy pattern that knit up very quickly.
I also managed to get the Shapely Tank done this week. I used the Treasure cotton and it's worked up very light and soft. A great summer shell.
Now I have to decide whether I'm gonna behave and do my homework for the spinning course and the Nihon Vogue class, finish the two poor shawls from the last post, OR be really bad and start something new. I've been eying up Print O' The Wave Stole and this short sleeved lace cardy. Anybody wanna help me decide?