Monday, June 18, 2007

Preparations







I'm preparing this post early in the hopes I won't forget anything. I've been trying to finish up some of my SIP's so I can start new ones after Thursday and have them count for Summer Of Socks 2007. I finished my son's birthday socks on Tuesday. He's going to love these once it cools down again. Trekking XXL 188, 64 stitches, US1 dpn's. So, what am I preparing for?....




First...Summer of Socks 2007. It begins 5am on the 21st (tomorrow). I have wound my yarn, the pattern has been chosen, and the needles are waiting for the cast-on. I think I've made a good match...but only time will tell. This is Fleece Artist in the Seashore colorway. The pattern I'm going to use can be found here.





The second thing to prepare for is the Dish Rag Tag. It doesn't start until August 1st, but I thought I'd get my dishcloth mojo going. I hope I won't peak to early. It took me about 5 tries to get this started. I can join socks in the round all day long with no trouble but trying to join those 8 stitches in the center caused me a lot of grief. I'm using this pattern.
Well, that's all I can think of right now. If you happen to be getting some rain, send it our way. We need it. Have a great rest of the week and weekend. More later!

7 comments:

monica said...

CJ is going to love those socks! they are very nice. I love the color. I looks blue to me though. the beginning of the cloth is very good, he he he I don't have to start the Lucy Bags anymore for Mandy, just kidding, I really don't mind doing it

~Tonia~ said...

The socks look great. I am sure that he will love them.

The yarn for your sock look pretty. I can't wait to see it knit.

The dish rag is really cute so far.

Good luck on both contests.

Kathy said...

Ohhhhh, I knew you'd summer of socks. It will be fun to follow all of you.
Im dishrag taggin too. Im going to wait incase our TEAM has a theme.

Shelley said...

I joined the Socks of Summer too...just hope I can keep up with it, lol.

Janine said...

Hi! I'm your dishrag tag team captain! Summer or socks sounds exciting! That dishrag pattern is really tricky to start.

Steffaroni said...

Hi, Dish Rag member Steff here, just saying hi, checking out team blogs, and it looks like your "mojo" is in gear with the cloth you're working.

Kristy said...

It looks like you were ready for SOS! I like the pattern you picked :)