Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Look - Socks!

This has been the year of socks at my house.  I hope it continues.  I have a LOT of sock yarn.

These are my completed socks so far:

Water Cycle Socks in Lana Grossa

Elegant Cable Socks in Regia Silk

My Cup of Tea in Sockatta

Sockdolager in Socks that Rock

Flying Dutchman in Gloss

Greenhouse socks in Stroll

Rushing Rivulet in Socks that Rock

Secret Fan in Gloss

Chicane in Stroll

Lebowski in Stroll

Garden Maze in Stroll

Little Deschutes in Stroll (I did complete two of them, but all those pictures are so dark the cables, which is the best part of this pattern, don't show)

There are three or four more pairs on the needles, so I do hope I manage to finish them this year, as well.

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Visiting Knitting Camp

Today I have guests.  My mother and I went to knitting camp this year.  I am participating in a traveling socks group and the toes I had insisted in going along.  Here is their view of knitting camp.

They were very attentive in class.  Here they are listening to a lecture on jogless color work. 
They helped my out by interviewing potential yarn for a new sweater.  They really put this Icelandic Unspun through the wringer. It will surely become a great sweater. 

 After they finished interviewing the unspun they celebrated the selection.  

 They visited the Shetland Islands.  An entire table of balls shetland wool!  At least one ball of every color in this line.  I'm not sure who was more in awe, me or the sock toes.
 This is what the toes hope to become when they grow up.  They admired all the amazing socks on display. 
 They saw some lovely baby sweaters.  These are Baby Surprise Jackets, which are not only fun to knit but amazing feats of construction and design.

They also admired this lovely color work.  There were also some cool hats, coats, jackets and a lot of very enthusiastic knitters sharing their amazing projects and love of knitting.

This is my third trip and I always come back with new ideas.  I have been busy finishing projects and getting busy attempting the new ideas I have to fix patterns and sweaters that just didn't fit like I wanted them to, all thanks to Meg Swansen's Knitting Camp and all the enthusiasm and 'Yes, You Can!' support from all the teachers and fellow knitters.