July 30, 2008

Anyone else thinking Christmas?

I know, it's only July (and nearly August, oh my!) but I'd rather get a start on present planning than waiting until the last moment and feeling the pinch. The first WIP for this is the Noro striped scarf made popular by Jared Flood. I love how the two skeins colours transition the way they do. It keeps me wanting to knit more, just to see how the colours will transition together.. just like the entrelac (Danica) scarf I made a few months ago. *whisper* I might just keep this for myself...

This next object is my first go at doing socks. It was only a matter of time for me to try knitting socks. It was a bit tricky beginning the darn thing, but after scratching my head for a good hour, I was on my way to creating a new sock. This pattern is called Tiger eyes from the book Socks, Socks, Socks. Had this book for a couple years, glad I've been able to use it finally.

I'm glad that I've been able to post something on this blog, but I don't quite like posting about WIPs, just because I don't like how they photograph. If you just take a look at the post before this, the WIP pic of my Patti sweater is in a word... horrendous. I have been designing more, which also makes it hard to post. I'm planning to self publish a project in about two weeks, I need to get the photos just right, so far.. no such luck. On the blocking board is my star stitched scarf *finally*. I still don't like the finishing aspect of a project, even thought I'm *that* close. But I was blocking something else, so I figured... I might as well. So sounds like I'll be posting within the next month. *yay*

9 comments:

Kym said...

Those are some cute socks! What pattern is it?

Susan said...

=) The pattern is called Tiger eyes from the book, "Socks, Socks, Socks"

Wanderingcatstudio said...

I am in full-on Christmas-mode with two people on the list taken care of and two more people's gifts on the needles! I decided that everyone on my list with the exception of my boyfriend (who got knitted stuff last year), and my brother and his wife (who I am making a quilt), are getting knitted items.. so I had to start early!

That is a lovely sock pattern. And I love your avatar, gorgeous cat!

*PATH PIMENTINHA* said...

wow! You can be proud about your work! How difficult they are! My God!!!
When I grow up I wanna be like you!
Forgive my english. I am just learning!
Visit my blog! You are welcome there!
Kisses,
Patricia

*PATH PIMENTINHA* said...

Ow! Sorry! In Brazil when a person is good in something we use to say: "when I grow up I wanna be like you". If you didn't understand, is here the explanation. God Bless you!

gwynsully said...

I'm actually thinking about Christmas too. I made a list the other day, which is good because there's so much on it that if I don't start soon I might die!

Kimberly said...

Help please. I have been trying to get the pattern for the Baroness Beret, but when I click the link, it says site no longer available> could you please let me know how I can get this pattern. Thanks

Kimberly said...

I tried to get the Baroness Beret pattern but the link to the instructions are no longer exists. Could you please help? Thx

Kimberly said...

I tried to get the pattern instructions for the Baroness Beret but the link is not working.
Could you please email them to me.