Tuesday, September 25, 2007

One down, one to go......

I finished the first of my August shipment of the Rockin Sock Club. I love this pattern! It is called Summer of Love Lace and it's knit in the colorway Flower Power. I knit this on two circular 2.5 needles and I will definately knit more of this pattern. They knit up so quick! Part of the reason I joined this club was to learn techniques, but also to discipline myself to finishing things on a deadline. So, I have forced myself to have each pair done before the next shipment. So far, I'm on track! Yippeeee. Now, I'll start the second one today. Happy knitting!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Ahhhh Fall!!

For many people the first sign of fall is the leaves turning. Or maybe the first college football game. Or maybe a crispness in the air. For me, seeing caramel apples in the store is a sure sign, but the biggest sign of all is the phone ringing. Yes, the phone ringing. "Lilly, do you want to get together and knit?" "Mom, can you help me figure out where I am on last winters project?" "Do you want to help me pick out a new knitting project?" Yes, all the seasonal knitters show their faces in the fall. I love it! It's lonely knitting away in the summer with just cyber friends. Now there will be actual people to knit with, laugh with and enjoy the onset of fall and the long winter months! Bring it on.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Busy, Busy

Wow, time flies when you're having fun!!! I am making progress on several of my knitting projects, so hopefully soon, I can post some pictures. The lace shawl is close to being finished as well as a bolero that I haven't posted pictures of. I did however, get time to try out my new Signature Arts Needles. First of all, I confess that I rarely use straight needles. I feel more comfortable using circular needles but these were so beautiful, I couldn't pass them up and I bought two pair shown in a previous post. I was fully prepared for these to be very slippery, but I went ahead and cast on with some Touch Me yarn. This would REALLY be the test. Much to my surprise, they weren't slippery at all. They are smooth but not really slick. The points are WONDERFUL. Long and precise. I could feel the weight of the decorative tops a little bit, but not enough to discourage me from buying or using them. I was very pleased with the knitting experience while using these and I will finish the mistake rib scarf with these needles. They are a beautiful product and the options are wonderful too.