Two Finishes, Two Starts

While watching college football this afternoon/evening (half of Michigan vs. Utah, all of Cal vs. Michigan State — Go Bears!), I finished two projects and started two projects… and none of them monkeys! (Don’t worry, I’m still knitting monkeys. I just may not be posting any of the current batch until I have a bag full of them to show.)

First I finished up the last couple inches of my Lace Ribbon Scarf, using Misti Alpaca Hand Paint Sock Yarn that I bought at WEBS in April. Then I finished up the last inch of my most recent pair of socks, plain stockinette using Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock in Bittersweet. Both projects are bittersweet, especially the socks which were started just before the writing retreat, worked on throughout that wonderful weekend, and then continued at the hospitals before coming home and finishing them very slowly.

bittersweet socks and lace ribbon scarf

Today I took advantage of A Mano’s secret Ravelry sale and got 25% off my single-ball purchase of Rowan Scottish Tweed DK. It’s now on its way to becoming a pair of handwarmers for a friend who didn’t have to request them (but I’m glad she did so I know what color to choose). And after trying on my newly completed socks, I remembered how wonderful handknit socks are (it’s been months since I’ve experienced weather appropriate for wool socks) so I had to start another pair. I’m going to finally try the ShibuiKnits yarn that’s been in my stash for a while.

Oh, and a little over a week ago I finished my Ravelympics Shetland Triangle Shawl!

ravelympics shawl top

ravelympics shawl side

I love it! I used bigger needles than for my first Shetland Triangle (also with Smooshy), so it’s slightly (perfectly) bigger and the drape is lovely.

August 30, 2008 - 9:46pm | finished!, in progress, pictured | Comments

5 Responses to “Two Finishes, Two Starts”

  1. 1 kris 31 August 2008 @ 10:19 am

    shawl is beauteous! the scarf looks cozy and i love the socks.

    5 months!

  2. 2 Madge 31 August 2008 @ 12:12 pm

    Congrats on winning gold!

  3. 3 Annette 2 September 2008 @ 7:28 am

    Great FOs! Your Shetland is beautiful. BTW, I love all of the monkeys. Too cute!

  4. 4 Greta Jane 2 September 2008 @ 8:44 pm

    Oh, I remember those socks–I was jealous of the speed at which you knit.

  5. 5 Melissa 11 September 2008 @ 5:45 pm

    That shawl is lovely!! I love to see what you’re up to — it’s inspiring. :)

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