Thursday, October 04, 2007

These Ol' Hands of Mine

Sometimes when knitting lace, I have a hard time believing that something so fine and delicate is being made by my hands. My hands are more utilitarian in nature. Hands that were made for working not for hand modeling. Callouses can still be felt on 6 of my fingertips from years of playing electric bass. Damaged nails and frequent scars show my true klutzy nature. Polish never worn on nails that feel like they're suffocating under a layer of lacquer.

Somehow, they fit the bill nicely for lace knitting though.

Pics Taken by Hubs

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Catch Up

Guess what's back? My knitting mojo! Coinciding with the return of fall TV shows, my drive to knit came back full force, and I couldn't be happier. Of course, I didn't pick up the multitude of wips shoved in a basket in the spare bedroom. It called for a new, big project!

Faroese Shawl from "A Gathering of Lace"

I've been working on this for just over a week and am on the 36th row. Doesn't look like too much progress, but that's around 14,000 stitches. I'm using Malabrigo lace weight in "Orchid" and Knitpicks Options US4s. All around enjoyable project thus far, and the Malabrigo is sooooo soft.

Saturday, I received my Knitty Sock Swap package from Ms Pixie Riot. She knitted the Clementine socks from Socktopia using her very own Yarn Oddity sock yarn in "We Want the Airwaves". They fit wonderfully and are beautiful - thanks Pixie!!

Clementine Socks from Ms Pixie Riot

Hubs got a new toy over the weekend - a Canon EOS 40D digital camera. It's big and it takes wonderful pictures. Oh, and it has a wicked fast burst mode...see?