Friday, April 07, 2006

Finally Some Photos

Well, part 2 of my project is done, so I can breathe, and knit, again. Tonight was the Knit Salon where I got together with my fellow Starsky knitters, Jen, Cora and Allison to compare notes and make some progress. Lucky me, I noticed a major mistake that I must have made yesterday that sometimes looks totally obvious to me and other times, I can't really see. But I've finished with the back, and left the mistake for now. It would only take about 1 day of work to fix it, so I may go back at the end, rip it back and make it right. Since I ripped out half the back already, I'm just not prepared to do that right now. Plus, Polar tends to look crappy after it's been ripped out. We'll see. For now, it's DONE. I really feel like working on other projects. I can't believe I powered through this thing even when I was totally mentally drained this week. It's not the kind of pattern where you sit back and relax, and I think I need that right now. Basically, I need a break from it, even if it's a short one.

More importantly, here are the lovely gifts my Secret Pal 7 sent me. Aren't they great?

She sent me a bag that looks like she made it herself, Knitting Vintage Socks, two candy bars (only one shown since I ate the other one :) ), point protectors shaped like little socks, and several sets of dpn's. I just love that Knitting Vintage Socks book! I can't wait to get started on something from there. So what yarn should I use? Should I use the Koigu I bought at Common Threads a while back? Maybe the Lorna's Laces I bought in Boston. How about my Vesper? Or, maybe, this!

That's hand-dyed and handspun sock yarn in a color specifically designed for me! Isn't that cool?! It's really great yarn and my not-so-secret anymore Pal, Mama-E, sells it, too, so you can have some, too. Just check out her blog.

I finally got over to Knitting in La Jolla today, and she has loads of Lorna's Laces sock yarn and Helen's Lace in stock. Yay! A knitting shop in San Diego finally gets it! We need our Lorna's Laces!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

glad that you liked your final present!

10:33 AM  
Anonymous Cristina (CrissyPo) said...

Ah, so you're one of the knitters I saw at The Grove last Thurs. I sympathize with the whole to rip/not to rip angst. The idea of re-knitting it all is just too much!

4:16 PM  

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