Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Dash in...dash out

So here's a quickie for you since I am in the middle of a hundred things right now. I have another 50 hour yoga intensive session this weekend (from Friday through Monday) and that means almost zero knitting or anything other than yoga, eating, and sleeping. I can't wait to be a certified yoga instructor!! Yippee!!

  • The MAN socks are progressing again. I frogged back to the leg so I could add an extra inch to it so it would be the same length as its mate. Then I cruised through the heel flap and started picking up my gusset stitches only to realize I had not turned the heel. Ribbit! Ribbit! I frogged back, turned the heel and am back to the gusset decreases.
  • I started another Knit Picks project that, while not being something I would ever knit or use for myself, is turning out rather lovely. It's a bit of fair isle, which is always fun (IMO, anyway) and, compared to my other projects, it's a quick knit. I'll try and get a sneaky photo so y'all can glimpse it before its finished. They sent me their Swish 100% Superwash Wool to use for the project and I must say that it is really great yarn. Very springy and soft. Travis deemed it hat-worthy so that is saying something. More details on the yarn after it's been blocked. More details on the project after it's been published in the catalog.
  • The Print O' the Waves Stole is coming along. I have three corners (three repeats), one short side (10 repeats) and one long side (30 repeats) left before I'm finished with the knitting and ready to block. Huzzah!
  • The Whisper Lace socks (see left-hand sidebar) are nearly finished. I have a half a pattern repeat to do on the foot and then I can start the rounded toe. I'm almost sad to be finished with it but I have plans for the pair as I'm sending them to someone as a surprise gift with accompanying fun stuff. More details on that when I start that part of the project. I will say that it involves papercrafting though. For some awesome papercrafting action, check out Mary Ann's blog. It's rad and she's talented.
Check out this blog too. Travis sent me the link a while ago and I only recently looked at it and it's pretty darned cool. I hope y'all enjoy it. Well, bloglings and blogettes, I have to get back to work. I hope y'all are having a beautiful day. It's in the 70's here and really breezy so we have the doors and windows open to let the breeze air out the house. Travis just escorted Poogar back into the house after he let him romp about in the yard for a while. Poog now has a black smudge on his face. It's cute. I'll be back soon with some photos, hopefully (for the photos, not the be back soon part). Om Shanti!
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Patricia said...

Hasn't the weather been great? I throw open all my windows every morning.
Happy Spring!

Valerie said...

I hope all is well in your neck of the woods. I also hope you survived that much yoga participation. -=giggle=-

Yarnhog said...

Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog. It's the nicest one I've ever gotten, and really made my day!