Thursday, January 18, 2007

Socks, Socks and More Socks

It's incredible to see the progress everyone made on their projects while the weather kept folks away! The fair isle sweaters (Louisa Harding design) are really coming along and I hope to get pictures from you on your progress so we can share with everyone. The color choices are all coming together nicely. I cannot wait until the 27th when we have our next class. Everyone is knitting socks too and I am seeing people challenge themselves with the next step - little yarn!! The toe up sock seems to be challenging some, but everyone likes the way the sock fits. With practice, I am sure everyone will be fine. Next thing you know, we will all be knitting socks two at a time, toe up!!

Does everyone remember the Pleasingly Plaid Cardigan? We must have seen about a dozen different color combinations during the summer and fall months. Well, here is baby Tommy in his cardigan that Anna Lee knit up (photo credits - Sharon Schneider). The matching hat (knit by Stephanie Miller) complements the sweater nicely. The color choice is exquisite!!

We received new sock yarn today (Trekking XXL). I cannot believe how gorgeous the colors are. Lots of new guy colors like the browns, Mariner's color (or darn close), deep rich jewel tones that almost look black until you take a closer look.

I mastered the drop spindle yesterday, thanks to Connie at Cascade Spindle Company. Some day, I hope to be able to walk, talk and drop spindle - all at the same time!!

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