Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Trekking to the Garden?

Okay, it's lame, but it beats the real story. All my trekking of late has been to work. Since I can't take pictures at work, this is the next best thing. Here is the first sock of my second pair reclining on one of my Anaheim Pepper plants. This is another pair for Mr. Engineer. It has taken three tries to get to this point. Luckily for me, Mr. Engineer's feet are not as long as one would expect for his height. Unluckily, he has a high instep and that makes fitting socks a challenge. The pattern is the Gentleman's Fancy Sock from Knitting Vintage Socks. Great pattern and it looks really good in Trekking #69. I'm not sure that I will have enough yarn, so these socks may not be finished by Labor Day.

I did finish my "little something." My sense of humor is also quirky enough to really enjoy that I was blocking my first alpaca shawl during the commercial breaks of the Dirty Jobs episode in which Mike shears an alpaca!

Project: Flower Basket Shawl from Fibertrends

Fiber: Frog Tree 100% Alpaca Wool Fingering Weight

Needles: Addi Turbos in US 6

Notes: Quick knit and beautiful pattern. This was my first experience with alpaca and it won't be the last. It's sooooo soft. The lace blocked well and looks lovely. I hope the recipient enjoys it. The color is actually a bit darker and that shows in the blocking shot.

1 comment:

FemiKnitMafia said...

Wow. You're working hard! Congrats. Everything is lovely.