Monday, October 16, 2006

Progress Report.....

Well, some of you may remember my previous post when I showed my very slow progress on my first pair of socks.... Well, I am happy to report that I have made a decision and I CHOOSE to love sock knitting! And so, with that choice made (for reasons I will explain in a bit) I would like to show you the status today of that very same sock....




Ok... How exciting is that?? I am now stuck, of course, until my daughter has time to help her mother figure out the whole heel thing, but I do believe they will soon be on my feet! Don't you love the colors? They go perfect with jeans (which I wear everyday!)



Ok, and now the reason I am choosing to LOVE sock knitting.... Because I cannot stay away from The Loopy Ewe and all the fun yarns that Sheri carries. Every time I visit her site and read her blog I just know that I have to do it. I HAVE to be a sock knitter!


This box came Saturday from The Loopy Ewe.
It is some new yarn that she has called Sweet Georgia Yarn. It feels so yummy. And now she has some All Things Heather yarn that I am pretty sure I need....




On the bag front, I am currently working on the Trellis Tote. I loved this bag the moment I saw the pattern and knew I had to try it. Designed by Diane in Chicago, it is basically a slip stitch pattern (like my ballband bag). I am knitting this with a Galway Highland Heather and Noro. Can't wait to felt it.




I am also ready to cast on my next modified Vintage Bubble Bag. Not sure yet how I will work these colors exactly but they are beautiful. I know that this project will have to come after my husband's clogs.. because he keeps asking me if I have started them yet... Too many projects.. too little time.





So I should sign off and head back downstairs to my little corner on the couch where I love to knit ... with Little Sumo laying on my feet keeping me company. (ok, he is not so 'little' but this is what we have always called him.. even when he tipped the scale at over 100 pounds!)


Until next time....

9 comments:

Sheri at The Loopy Ewe said...

Hee heeeeee - you're a sock knitter!! Darned proud of you.... :-)

Diane in Chicago said...

The colors you chose for the Trellis Bag are beautiful! I can't wait to see the finished product.

Diane in Chicago
www.feltedhandbagworkshop.com

AR said...

I love sock knitting. Glad you do now, too!

TeAntae said...

I've just received my first skein of sock yarn and am slightly terrified. But I will take a hint from you and be confident, pick a pattern, get some needles (circulars or DPs) and get started already.

Janice said...

Thanks for your comments everybody :-)
If I appear at all confident in my sock knitting it is an illusion!! But I do LOVE the feel of hand knit socks and WILL have some that I knit MYSELF on my feet SOMEDAY!

Caroline said...

Sooooo cooool to see the stuff you're making girlfriend! (and you even put a pik of your feet on the blog ... very bold ... i know i know... your toes were covered) I don't know how any of you have time to knit ... I only have time to read knitters' blogs ... and I must say that i enjoy it! I'm curious to see the Trellis Tote once it's felted.

Have a grand day!

Anonymous said...

I love that Noro color way. Which one is it and what is the color #?

Janice said...

It is Noro Kureyon color number 128. I am really happy with how the colors are going and cannot wait to see it felted. They are great fall colors! Hopefully I will finish it this weekend and be able to felt it early next week.

Rohanknitter said...

All of your bags look great - nice "save" on the fling bag! That Trellis Bag is neat - I haven't seen that one before. Please post a pic once it is felted.
ps. The recipe looks good!