Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Still working on socks, but...


The kids are home from camp in Florida. They had a good time. The Princess turned 18 while they were at camp, and her brother turned 14 yesterday. We're sorta low-key on the birthday celebration scale. Steak & potato salad & chocolate cake with the family and one extra guest was the sum total of the party yesterday!

I got a pattern for a really cool bag, which I started knitting Sunday afternoon and ripped out yesterday morning. It was going to be huge, so I'll have to start again with fewer stitches. I'm using recycled sari silk.

I have been a part of the SiviaHardingKnits Yahoo group since before they started the Diamond Fantasy Shawl knitalong, but finally started working on mine today. It starts at the point, and I finished the first chart (35 rows) and stretched it out to look at it -- something's off right about in the middle. I thought I'd try taking that center stitch off the needles and letting it run down to the mistake, then knitting it back up. After struggling with that for awhile, I decided to just frog the whole thing and start over. Now it looks right. The yarn is HandMaiden Sea Silk, in the Glacier color.

6 comments:

Ahrisha said...

Hi, Found your blog in your Diamond Fantasy Shawl KAL post. Had to see what the Sea Silk looked like. . .It's wonderful!
Where do you purchase it? Still haven't started on mine yet. Lots of other projects OTN's. Oh, What lovely childred you have. Off to check out the rest of your Blog.

NeuroKnitter said...

Hi, me too...found you via the DFS KAL that is. Your shawl is beautiful in the Glacier Sea Silk! I'm so inspired! Thanks!

Opal said...

That Sea Silk is too gorgeous for words. I think starting over with only 2 repeats was a good idea. I've had to do that with another shawl of mine. I hope you keep your blog posted with WIP pictures!

MadCat said...

The shawl is GORGEOUS!! You should be very proud....

Ellen said...

I love your sea silk and it appears that this pattern was just made for it! Beautiful

Denise/CT said...

What a work of art this will be. I found your blog following the shawl knit along 2006 button. I am curious about the HandMaiden Sea Silk, georgous color. What weight is it? Where'd you get it, how's it knitting, is it soft? Tell me more! more! more! Such talent.