Tuesday, August 18, 2009

We're getting closer!

I can't believe it's been a month since my last post. I shouldn't be surprised, really, for it's been a month of steady working at Knit Together, and it's nearly ready to go to print. That's why you haven't heard from me.

Knitting is a requirement of getting Knit Together out the door, and there's been a lot of knitting going on. First, I finished the main project. It's a summer top called Flowers for Mary. I don't want to give this one away, so here's a peek at the 'flowers...'

Then, I got too wrapped up in another yarn review. One of the yarns in this issue is a self-striping sock yarn. I've never professed to be a sock knitter... I can count the pair of adult and baby socks I've ever made on one hand. But, I got new sandals to wear indoors (one of the pleasures of aging, I'm sure) and I'm going to want some funky socks for the winter... so without further adieu here are my 'fraternal' socks. They look quite similar without shoes, and very different in the sandals. Note that the stripes reverse from one sock to the other... this is because I made them both at the same time from the inside and outside ends of a 100 gram ball. Neat trick, eh! I all these my 'port and starboard socks, because the colours just happened to come out red on one toe and green on the other! They were such fun to do, I'm doing another pair in the 'primarily yellow' colourway.
Finally, I re-knit the mini project for this issue... it's a dress scarf made from Australian merino laceweight wool and the Habu Silk Stainless I reviewed in a previous issue. I'll release a picture of this closer to press time, which will be soon, now, as the last of the pages are headed for the proofreader tomorrow. Just page 2 to layout, and we're ready to ftp the file!
I have to go and put these on ravelry now!!