I do admire bloggers who manage to post regularly and include photos. The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak (alas, true for many parts of my life not just blogging, lol). However, I have decided to once again try for some regular blogging as a way of keeping a running record of my crafty stuff, family stuff, and other assorted endeavours. Maybe i'll even try for a regular schedule. I am definitely going to go for the less is more approach - better to have shorter posts that are more frequent than to feel overwhelmed by the need for more frequent catch-ups.
Today i want to highlight a couple of current WIPS. For fuller details see my Ravelry projects page (if you are a Raveler - if not, why not?!)click me!
This pattern, Aquaphobia Socks is fantastic for yarns that pool (assumming you don't like the pooling!). I love Socks That Rock colourways but I have had trouble getting the Lightweight to knit into anything that doesn't make me want to puke. But so far so good with this pattern;
The colourway is Rooster Rock. The side cable doesn't look like much because it's not stretched out in this shot, you'll just have to trust me that it looks great in person. Since this shot I have turned the heel and am now doing the instep/gusset decreases.
And this bit of brown garter is the start of a February Lady Sweater, an adult-size version of the classic Elizabeth Zimmerman February baby Sweater. I have wanted an adult version of this sweater since I first saw a finished baby version on Ravelry. I am knitting mine out of Dream in Colour Classy in November Muse, which is just a pleasure to knit with. However, there is a lot more knitting to be done for a sweater than a sock (or at least it seems that way to me!) so who knows when I'll actually get this finished!
And just as an aside, the blogging seems to be far less of a pain on my macbook than it was on my pc laptop. The photos are uploading faster and everything is coming together more smoothly. Oh how I love my macbook!