Sunday, June 3, 2007

Pictures! FOs and WIPs! Plus - Stash!

So I did get that digital camera I was hoping for - about 2 weeks ago. And here I am, just getting around to pictures now. *facepalms*

Yarn Stash

So I figured a good place to start a knitting blog would be with yarn - specifically, my stash. By most knitters' standards, I don't have that much. By *my* standards, it will never be enough - I am a big fan of the 'just-in-case' yarn: "Well, of *course* I need to buy more sock yarn - I don't have any in this colour. I'm going to buy it just in case I need to knit someone socks." It's a problem, but I'm dealing. The plastic bag full of yarn on the floor there is indicative of this problem (But, wouldn't Silky Wool make BEAUTIFUL socks??)

Falling In Love Socks - Top

My first real finished pair of socks.They are knit from the Falling In Love - you can't quite make it out in this picture, but there are indeed cables and lace hearts. I know, not the best yarn choice for lace socks, but I don't care, I like them and they're comfy. Plus the yarn (Austermann Step) had been treated with aloe. Oooooooo.

Falling In Love Socks - Top (Pattern)

Here's a better pic - dark, but you can see the pattern better. Again, I LOVE these socks. But if I made them again, I would do the sole in 2x2 ribbing instead of just knitting it plain. Apparently I have weirdly shaped feet, and ribbing helps the socks fit a bit more snugly.

WIP - Clementine Shawlette

Another of my current WIPs, the Clementine Shawlette from the Spring 07 IK. It was *supposed* to be the shawl I was going to wear over my wedding dress, but as the wedding was now two weeks ago . . . I am horrible with deadlines. (Knitpicks Bare Fingering Weight)

WIP - Clementine Shawlette Detail

Bit of a better picture of the lace pattern. It will be so pretty if I EVER finish it.

Inheritance Sockology - Saphira Top

My current pet project - half an FO. This is the first sock of the Saphira pair in my Inheritance Sockology, based on the Inheritance Trilogy by Christopher Paolini. (Yarn details to come when I find the other ball). Once I finish Saphira, I will be moving onto Thorn (have a lovely red variegated Lana Grossa yarn for those) and then Shruikan and Glaedr. Oh, if anyone has read Eragon and Eldest - is it ever stated what colour Shruikan, Galbatorix' dragon, is? I think black, but I don't know if I read that, or just made it up. I've been using this lovely pattern, with plans to eventually follow up the Saphira pair with a set of these to match.

Inheritance Sockology - Saphira Side

Sexy side shot - don't mind my dusty floor or the fat ankle. Just wanted to show off the ribbing - from this sock on I will forever knit the plain stockinette portions of my socks in 2x2 ribbing, loathe it as I may. I've already completed the toe on the other sock - I should be done by the end of the week (depending on how brutal work is) and will post the completed pair.

All right, my eyes are getting blurry from the knitting and the picture-taking and the typing. I'm probably going to fall off my yarn-wagon sometime this week (I have a skein of sock yarn from Lime and Violet coming in the mail *dies*, and for me yarn begets yarn) so I'll be back with more pictures. Also, the yarn store by my house is having a 40% off sale - they're closing :( so everything is on. Bought Noro (Kureyon) for the very first time - anyone know what to do with 3 skeins?


Kristen said...

Wow, congratulations on your recent wedding! I love all the pictures :)

wenchfaery said...

Thanks for the congrats, and thanks for the read! :D