Saturday, June 02, 2007

Project updates

Well, the Steeler's baby sweater is at a standstill. I've knitted the 2nd sleeve and the neckband. The other night I went to pick up the stitches for the right front button band. I read the pattern and got one number stuck in my mind as to how many stitches I needed. Well, I was wrong. By 6 stitches. That's a fair amount on a baby sweater. So I ripped it out and set it aside for now. I'll probably work on it later this weekend.

So, I picked up the Tofutsie's sock. I just love this pattern! I swear this is the quickest I've ever knit a sock. Hmm, I wonder if those Rosewoods have anything to do with it?

Robin just finished her pair. They're some great lookin' socks!

Last night Mom, Luke and I went to the local baseball stadium to watch a game and some very cool fireworks! After about the 3rd or 4th inning, I broke out the knitting:

It's another cup coozie for a good friend of mine. Easy mindless knitting. However, I did put Mom in charge of making sure I didn't get hit by any baseballs! There was one that came close. We were sitting off the first baseline and it was on a direct trajectory to us but fortunately it hit the sound wire and bounced into the next section to us 2 rows down. Whew!

One last thing, an online store testimonial! Last Saturday I was browsing about looking for sock yarn that I had to have. Well, I ended up going to our LYS, Needle on the Square and got that Tofutsies. BUT I found something else I just couldn't live without.


I love them. Admittedly, I've never had a problem with stitches falling off of my DPNs but I worry about them all flailing about in my knitting bag. This way they're all nice and safe and clumped up together. No flailing. The best part? Sheri at the Loopy Ewe (link in my sidebar) mailed them on Saturday and I got them Tuesday! This was a holiday weekend we're talking about here, people! I expected them to get MAILED on Tuesday. She also includes little presents with your first 5 orders! I will certainly be buying from her again. The only "downside" is picking between all her luscious sock yarn!


Marianne said...

Your socks are real beauties, and I'm still enchanted with the fixation colourway...
Are those stitch-holders cool or what?!?!? Very cool.
Yes, Sheri is a very nice lady, and has wonderful sock yarn.. you could really get in deep in her little shop of delights!

Dianne said...

What a Sock!! You're a Whiz!!
Sorry for the trouble with baby sweater but sometimes a little break and back to it. Good Luck!1
Happy Knitting

Diana said...

Great socks! I saved the pattern link. I have wondered about the Tofutsies yarn. I am very jealous of your rosewood needles!

Mary said...

I love how the Tofutsies socks are turning out. I have some of that yarn in my stash, and have saved that pattern to my PC, so I hope to get to it someday!