sock along

May 19th, 2009 knitting, work

Doing knit-alongs with my coworkers has been great for my productivity. Each project has even more accountability than with an online KAL, because you have to see the other participants daily, so there’s more motivation to not fade into project hibernation. Thanks to knitting along, I was able to finish this pair of Hopscotch Socks very quickly, especially if you compare it to the months…

sunrise sock

May 16th, 2009 knitting, patterns, swaps, work

Have you heard the Lorna’s Laces news? The latest in the Color Commentary series is out and it honors Wendy Johnson, toe-up sock knitter extraordinaire! The colorway was inspired by the sunrises she often photographs early in her workday, and we have been dyeing it nonstop this week. Of course, I’m taking my total immersion in the WendyKnits Sunrise colorway one step further by knitting…

loving linen

May 14th, 2009 knitting

Sometimes in-progress knitting projects are really hard to photograph. Even though it’s looking kind of blobby and amorphous, this project already bears the iconic traits that make it instantly recognizable: Clapotis. Since I’m using a fuzzy yarn, I’m dropping the stitches every right-side row instead of all at the end when they would be stuck together, so I have the pleasure of watching the distinctive…

moving melons

May 12th, 2009 knitting

I told you yesterday that I’m currently obsessed with watermelon-theme items and colors. Today’s finished project is certainly evidence to that fact, but the thing is I can’t remember if this sweater started the whole affair or if it’s merely a symptom. A new mom in my knitting group asked for pink things for her baby girl, and this is my best offering! In general…

not just sock

May 6th, 2009 knitting, swaps

I’m this close to finishing the baby sweater that I started over the weekend out of that Araucania sock yarn that I showed you. That’s the thing with baby knits– even at a fine gauge, they are incredibly quick to knit, and that makes them SO satisfying! The cuteness factor helps, too. I love the way the yarn’s colors have blended instead of striping. The…