Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Making little bits of progress

I have already done 6 rounds on my Mystery Shawl today, bringing me up to having completed round 152. I am on the final clue, which ends with round 182, so if I can keep up this blistering pace, I can have it done on Monday! I am just 2 rounds into the final clue, but it was nice to finish a chart and move on to the next one. On the final round of the previous chart, I knitted the shawl onto 4 circs in an attempt to be able to spread it out and take a picture. This is as good as it gets, as I didn't feel like looking for pins and really stretching it out.

This is prom week at our local high school, and the theme this year is Hollywood Nights, so they're featuring a different classic each day this week. Monday was the Wizard of Oz -- this is my daughter in a dress I made her 6 years ago for a Wizard-of-Oz themed dance (October 2000). This is the extent of my sewing -- I don't make "real" clothes. I guess I'd rather knit. And "Toto" is being played by Kai, even though she's not really right for the part.

My Cedar Creek socks have grown just a little -- the Socks That Rock yarn is wonderful! I actually took one sock off the Magic Loop and put it on dpns the other day (thinking I'd get one sock done, and it would be quicker & more portable that way). I knit one chart repeat, then did once through the chart on the other sock and put the first sock back on the circular needle. The dpns were those short 5" Brittany Birch size 1's, and they just don't feel good in my hands.


Theresa said...

That shawl is gorgeous! And the socks, AND the Dorothy outfit! Kudos!

CateK said...

These socks are gorgeous! I will have to purchase some of the Cedar Creek Color next. Very, very cool.