Knitting 2007

Happy New Year everyone! I'm already planning this years knits. I've entered 2007 with 3 works in progress...Not bad. A pair of self-striping socks. I have Chris from www.stumblingoverchaos.com for sending me to some nice tutorials on short rows with wraps. Otherwise, I'd have ripped the sock apart and moved on to the next sock project. I like short rows and seeing the shaping it produces, but I hate the wraps! I've done socks in short rows without wraps and love it. However, I felt I needed to persevere and learn to do this for future projects. The tutorials were great and the first sock looks great and the heel fits well. I'll have a picture when I finish the pair. I'm still working on Beadwork and I have a shrug to finish. I joined the STR club last year and received the last pattern as well as a certificate. I have to say the last sock pattern and yarn are my favorite of all the patterns. The color is called "mustang sally and it's beautiful. My camera doesn't do it justice!
It's a beautiful blend of shades of red. The sock is beaded and patterned after a Victorian boot. Difficult to imagine, but I will post pictures because I'll definitely be making these socks. We also got bonus yarn because a batch did not turn out as expected. I have to say if this yarn was in error, keep making mistakes! It's called rare gems and no two hanks are exactly alike. I did sign up for the 2007 club back in October, but I'll make the final decision when I get the invoice because I already have a lot of socks to make!

I want to share some of the projects I've got lined up for 2007. I am definitely doing the Knit from your stash (see previous posts). Let's see if I can last until September (LOL).

I've joined the Victorian Lace Today KAL and had to decide on a project from the book and get my Yarn. This KAL starts this week. Here is a picture of the yarn and the pattern I've chosen.
Maltese Shawl I'll be using Jaggerspun Zephyr lace weight yarn in Jade

The next project I've been thinking about since the summer is the Heere Be Dragone. I joined the Kal, but couldn't decide on the yarn or the color. Well, I finally decided on both and here is a picture:
Amazing, huh? This pattern was created by Sharon Winsauer of www.Alpacawithatwist.com.

Well that's it for planned projects, thus far. I got some yarn for Christmas. My family knows me well. It's 100 percent DK weight cashmere in deep sable. It's 200 yards a hank and I have 4 hanks. That's 800 yards of soft, beautiful yarn. Now, I just have to decide what make with it!!! Any ideas?
. I don't have a lot of brown yarn and I like the deep shades of brown.

I've spent the last 2 1/2 days on my couch with the flu. It hit me like a ton of bricks on Friday morning and I've been prone since. I actually did work on my sock last night and am feeling much better today. It's raining here and is supposed to rain all day. I'm going to spend it on the couch knitting and watching my most favorite actor in the world! Knitting and watching movies go together...So,Its a good day for a knitting marathon and my own Ewan Mcgregor film festival. I leave you with a bit of Scot goodness:
Anyone else a fan of his work. Got a favorite movie? Let me know!

Happy Knitting in 2007!


Diane said...

Looks like the 2007 projects are just lining up to jump on your needles. Can't wait to see the progress.

Chris said...

You're very welcome!! Hope you're feeling better. I was hit with an evil migraine Monday, so I can relate...

Wow, that dragons shawl is amazing! You have some great knits in the works for 2007.

irishmama said...

Happy New Year, hope you're feeling better

Nora said...

That yarn, those shawls - it's just too much knitting goodness all at once. I need to lie down... x