Tuesday, June 10, 2008

I Actually Have Knitting To Show

I finally finished the first Berroco sock Sunday (I can't even remember when I started it) and the second one is started (but who knows when it will be done). Last month was the first month in about 4 years I didn't get at least one pair of socks finished. My knitting has slowed down about as much as my blogging.

I started knitting squares from my leftover sock yarn to make an afghan (college bound daughter thinks it should be for her for her dorm room (but she plans to commute the first two years so that theory isn't very sound to me...but it might take me that long to finish it so it just might be!). The Lorna's Laces (lower left) and Meilenweit (upper left) squares block out at the required 7-1/2" but the Regia square (right) insists on being 8" (rebel). I need to grab up another ball and start numero 4.

I have started some new socks, but haven't gotten very far on them... in the Panda Cotton is "Step Into Summer" (Monica's latest design). It's hard to see the pattern in the picture, but it's a pretty lace and cable design. The other is "Shadow Rib" from the "Little Box of Socks" "book". Not really a book; it's a box. That is knit in yarn Monica gave me for my birthday last year (I keep forgetting what yarn it is...even though she has told me a gazillion times...this getting old and forgettting stuff stinks).

My girl graduated on the 31st (she is in Europe right now and I miss her something terrible ...so what if she's only been gone one day).
Happy Anniversary Monica (and to Tony too!)!!
That's all I have for now. Happy Knitting!!


monica said...

I really like that colorway of the Berroco. I may have to add that to my stash.
Your squares are looking nice. I may have to follow in you knitting steps. My kids would love a 'ghan made from my left over sock yarn. And I have about 4 or 5 gallon sized bags and at least a few 2 gallon sized bags of leftovers.

The yarn is Gypsy Knits 3 ply sock yarn in the Steel color I believe. It is knitting up nicely. I have a top that would look nice with ( he he )

angelarae said...

Congrats to you and your daughter on her graduation. My son graduated from High School on Wednesday, too. Hope you'll be okay with her away in Europe, but I'll bet she is having the time of her life!


Life's a Stitch said...

Congratulations from one grad mom to another. Only my guy didn't make it to the ceremony!

Caroline said...

You're the perfect advertisement for Monica's pattern. I always want to get them when I see what you've done with them. I have some pink Panda cotton I bought ages ago, and those "step into summer" socks look so pretty.

Tracy said...

Hi! Thanks so much for visiting me today--and joining in on my gift giveaway fun! So nice to meet you and find your fun place here in blogland! Lots of lovely sock knitting--love those slef-striping yarns! Those knit square are great! I've been knitting for some time, but I've not done square like that yet...Big congratulations to your girl on her graduation. Wishing joy and all dreams come true as she forges ahead now. Hope she has a grand time in Europe--for certain she will! And such fun to see her prom photos...I had a tear in my eye--she looked so beautiful. Prom, graduation...what a special time. Happy Days to you all ((HUGS))

Kathy said...

Oh blocking those squares give me the willies. Blocking and I .....not so nice to each other.....

Your Graduate is Adorable.

Diane said...

Congrats to your daughter on her high school graduation. Commuting to college for the first 2 yrs is great because it allows them to explore while having a safe place to land every night.

P.S. You're allowed to miss her terribly after only one day. After all you're her mom.