Monday, February 4, 2008

This and That

Can you really call it winter when it's windy and 83 degrees outside? South Texas weather.......

FO: Forest Canopy Shawl

I had to look back for my start date on the shawl.... November 5th.... I stopped knitting it after I took a picture and posted about it here. It was/is my only UFO. I started knitting the shawl again last week. It's actually a quick knit because the pattern is only 4 rows long with purl rows between. I think that's what you call "knitted lace" or is it lace knitting?

The yarn is Mountain Colors Weavers Wool Quarters in Ruby River, 100% worsted weight wool. It's different shades of reds, oranges, and yellows with a little purple thrown in. (My camera hates me.... all the colors in my pics look different than they do in real life.)

I like how the yarn feels. Its so soft and doesn't split. Using this yarn makes me want to try Mountain Colors' sock yarn. I'll probably reblock the shawl after I get my blocking wires in. I had scalloping along the straight edge.

FO: Harebell Lace Rib Socks

I'm done with my size 8 medium Harebell Lace Rib socks. It's an easy pattern that's from SKS. I knitted a stockinette heel instead of the slip stitch. I wanted to see how it looked in comparison to a short row heel. I like it better and I think I'll use it instead of the short row. You know I'm not a fan of short row heels.

Sock WIP: Waterfall Lace Socks

I'm continuing my sampling of SKS patterns. This time I'm knitting the Waterfall Lace Rib Socks. The yarn is FearlessFiber's superwash sock yarn in the Imagine colorway. It's a grapey purple yarn with streaks of navy blue in it. I'm knitting them for my friend, N. I should have had them completed and given to her on January 31st. That was the expiration date on her coupon. :-(

Ravelry Pattern Surfing: Ironwork Socks by Kim
Kelp! Knits is a blogger out of Houston Texas. I was browsing on Raverly and found her Ironwork Socks. Its an intricate pattern that has a heel design that's pointed. I'm not sure if its stretches so I'll have to be careful about the size when I make them. I want to make them for my cousin eventually using the FearlessFiber Lust.

Movie Review: Smokin Aces
Maybe I would have liked the movie better than if I hadn't seen Lucky Number Slevin, Pulp Fiction the day before or watched The Departed right before I saw this movie. It was.... mmmm eh not too bad..... not better than those other movies. The plot was kinda of stupid and not believable. My suspension of belief was in overdrive watching this movie. Don't put it your Netflix or Blockbuster queue wait until its on tv. I wish I had


Eileen said...

I'm so jealous of your weather! We've had a terrible winter here in Wisconsin so far - tons of snow and bitter cold. It's 23 degrees right now which is actually balmy compared to some of the below zero weather we've gotten. I shouldn't complain because I love where I live but I'M DONE WITH WINTER THIS YEAR! :-)

Anway, the shawl is gorgeous and I love the socks!! I haven't knit much at all this week.

AllyB said...

Mmmm, the lace is very beautiful. That's a great color. Your socks look nice and snuggly, which would be quite useful here where it's about 20 degrees today, lol. Your warm weather makes me jealous. Ah, well a couple more months and we'll be up to 60 again, hahaha. Have a great weekend!

Virtuous said...

Feverishly trying to catch up on reads!

Love your shawl!!! It came out beautifully!

Ur uh yeah I didn't like Smokin' Aces at.all....I fast forward about 90% of it and got the gist of it. If it wasn't for Alice Keys and FIONE Common I would have popped it out and sent it back in its red envelop! ;op

Lucky # Slevin was FAB!