Sunday, July 15, 2007

Do Overs

I found out that although my Canon apparently doesn't like the Microsoft XP upgrade, my husband's work camera doesn't seem to mind it at all. So I retook all the pictures I did yesterday. Minus the cute toddler in overalls though.






Here's a picture of the in-progress Jaywalker in Austermann Step. I really like how easy this pattern is. It's a welcome break from knitting Mystery Stole 3. The best part is I can read while knitting it! Granted, I can't read as fast as I normally do but it doesn't seem to slow down my knitting all that much. It's kind of a mindless knit.

I took out some of my stash looking for a great yarn to use for my Sock It To Me sock pal. She likes blues and greens so I took out some possibilities. This Wool of the Woods yarn actually has some more blues and greens than you see here. Very pretty jewel colors. The only downside is that it is pretty nubbly so I'm not sure how that would feel on your feet.... It's also a tad thick for lace patterns.

Then there's this Panda Wool bamboo that I love. I was thinking I would do the body of the sock in the varigated and then do the toe and heel in the green. However, the skeins are tiny and I'd have to go back and get more.

And then, there's this. Lorna's Laces in IceHouse. I like the idea of knitting something that is representative of where I live. And honestly, you don't get much more northern Wisconsin that IceHouse. In the winter (and winter lasts a good 9 months) on the shores of Lake Superior, the wind is bitter cold and you feel like you live in an icebox. Unfortunately my LYS only had one skein, so I have to wait for it to come in. I guess that gives me lots of time to browse patterns!

9 comments:

peaceangel said...

My favorite would be the Icehouse. But I am partial to the Lorna's Laces colorways.

k said...

I love the Icehouse- its one of the colorways I've always coveted. But the ultimate deciding factor for me would be: does your pal like pastels?

Amy said...

Gotta go with the Icehouse. The colors are great, and I think that it will knit up lovely.

Tammy's Knitting Again said...

Wow the IceHouse is really nice. I love blues and greens too so I would pick that colorway.

Your favorite sister! said...

Why are you taking pictures of your yarn in plants...I don't get it!

inukshuk71 said...

All the colours you have picked are lovely. I think the Panda Wool looks so soft. I would be very careful about knitting Jaywalkers for someone else though as it's a very tightening pattern and very hard to fit for everyone.

Lynds said...

Gorgeous, I agree that icehouse is amazing. Great idea on reading while you knit, I usually pick up the books on cd to listen to while I knit, mostly in the colder months. I really like the idea of it representing where you live, thats great!

Rebekka said...

The IceHouse is really pretty. Green can be a tricky color but that colorway looks great. At least on the monitor - I've never seen it in real life ;)

dbeltt said...

Ooooohhhh! I'm so excited for the Jaywalkers!!! :o)