Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Spring is in the air

Hi everyone! Well, somehow I missed posting to my blog for more than a month! So much happens and then again it doesn't... March was a somewhat busy month on the knitting side of things. So, here's what's been happening :-)

Here are the socks I was working on in the last post. I finished them a couple of weekends ago.

Pattern: Toe up slip-stitch heel by Wendy Knits
Yarn: A Swell Yarn Shop Skinny Duet Sock Yarn
Needle: Size 0 Addi Turbo
Started: February 3, 2008
Finished: March 22, 2008

I loved this yarn - the thinnest yarn and smallest needles I've used for socks so far. I had fun using the contrasting color for the toe, heel & ribbing. Can't wait to wear these - I think they'll be perfect for wearing with jeans!

These are the quickest socks I've ever knit. It is the pattern from Sock Knitters Pentathlon group in Yahoo. We get a pattern every 2 months and are in a competition to see how quickly we can knit them. The pattern was released on March 1 but I did not get the pattern until March 20.
I loved this pattern and would knit them again. And the yarn is wonderful too!! Can't wait to get some more of it someday.

Pattern: Jacobean Socks by Julie Persinger
Yarn: Dream in Color Smooshy
Colorway: Lipstick Lava
Started: March 21, 2008
Finished: April 2, 2008

Here's the Victory Junction Gang camp afghan that I started at the beginning of the Daytona 500. It's a fun knit and it keeps me busy when I'm at home.
These are the first 4 squares that I knit. I used all 4 colors in the 4 different spots so that they would get used up at the same rate. It's not going to work out evenly because some of the colors have been used for the second set of squares.

These are the second set of 4 squares. I'm trying to use the colors you see on NASCAR sprint cup cars. So far so good.

I've even started on one of the last four squares. Those squares will hopefully look like the checkered flag that they wave at the end of the race. Looking good isn't it?
Well, that's about it for today. I hope to post more often from now on. The plan is to do it once a week so we'll see what happens!!