A blog about my life, knitting, and other stuff.

June 21, 2005

Underlit Photo Round Up

Making Waves is done. I ran out of brains as I was finishing up. As I was weaving in and trimming ends I accidentally cut off some that I hadn't woven in! So I pulled out a needle and thread (gasp!) and sewed it up discreetly. Then as I was fluffing it up and giving it a little steam I saw a funny bunched up stitch. I gave it a little tug and pop! It laddered up. Holy crap. A dropped stitch. This is supposed to be my easy mindless project. So more needle and thread. Thank goodness my best friend isn't a knitter. I pinned it up on the curtain rod in the living room to steam it. When Wes saw it he said, "She's going to flip out when she sees this." Here's hoping.

I finished turning the heel and doing the foot decreases on my first Sockapal2za sock. This lighting does not do it justice.

And here's the start of my Wool Peddler's Shawl. I'm only about 60 yards into the first ball of yarn and I've hit two joins. It's 80% alpaca, 20% silk so I can't spit splice it. I tried to do a Russian join but the yarn is very loosely plied and splitty. Hopefully all the skeins aren't this bad. And I do think it's ironic that my Wool Peddler's Shawl doesn't have any wool in it.