Wednesday, June 15, 2011

WIP Wednesday

It's WIP Wednesday again! I haven't been able to do much- life suddenly got really busy and I don't know how!

First up is a sock. It's finished, but its mate is not. I'm not actually sure when I'm going to get around to knitting the second. Some day. McKay says it fits great. They were toe up and I used a short row heal. I think the ribbing is what is making them fit so well.


I'm also working on a pair of legwarmers for someone in my ward. Her cancer isn't being kind to her body and she needs something to keep her warm under dresses and skirts for the summer.

I'm knitting them two at a time so I don't lose momentum with Second Sock Syndrome like I'm doing with McKay's. This is my first two at a time attempt and I think I've got it down. It'll rock.

That's it for now. I have lots I want to do, but I just can't handle more at the moment. I need to give all my knitting time monogamously to those leg warmers.

Monday, June 06, 2011

FO: Rainbow Shawl

It's done! And blocked! (though I know it could have been blocked better) But it's blocked!

Here's before blocking:

On the blocking boards:

I bought the alphabet foam set for $5 on Craigslist for the purpose of blocking. Best $5 ever. Cheapest blocking board ever- and the size can be adjusted for whatever you're blocking. It's perfect.

Post blocking.






It's a little over 5 feet across the top- like 5'3" or something like that. This Friday is the day I have to take it to the county fair for judging. I hope I do well!