Tuesday, January 15, 2008

La buona sorella

So I made it a week before I broke my resolution. But it's not entirely my fault. I had grand plans of posting this weekend, but when I went to upload new photos to flickr, I got this message:

"flickr is having a massage."

Go figure.

Anyhow, I haven't started the Turkish cape yet because of a small mishap with needle sizes. But after some begging and pleading at my LYS for an exchange, that's all taken care of. I should be casting on sometime soon. In the meantime, I've been working on a present I promised my brother. He was the only one in my family who didn't get a true handmade item for Christmas, so I told him he could choose his own present for an after-Christmas treat. He decided he wanted some socks he could wear with his work shoes (read: business cas...) So I went to my LYS, and after begging and pleading to exchange my Turkish cape needles, I purchased my first Koigu. Four hanks of Premium Merinothese are going to be some expensive socks!

They're coming along fine so far. These pictures were taken last Friday when I had just barely started, and flickr was "having a massage," but I've turned the first heel (not nearly as stressful as anticipated), and am well into the foot now. The first one should be finished in the next day or so. Then I hope I can keep myself motivated to finish the second one sometime before next Christmas! (The pattern is Nancy Bush's "Gentleman's Half Hose in Ringwood Pattern" from Knitting Vintage Socks.)


Marijean said...

I didn't know about the socks. They look nice...and warm?

Marijean said...

What does La buona sorella mean? Italian?

honeyvarita said...

The nice sister. Love your post from your trip to Turkey. Even more, nicest yarns here (Chile), comes from there. Just a "new" knitter, my Mom was a real nice one, so for now, I am learning new techniques, and making my own tools, I am also learning to crochet. One pic you posted, (hills and a town), looks so alike my view from my farm. No, I don't live there, but in a little town , near a big city, and the other city, is our main sea port. My new house, has a view of all the harbor.
Nice trips, and, I have made some crocheted socks, cozy, but 4-5 dpn's?. I am making a very small and short circular, hope it will help me to get rid of my allergy of dpn's. (I have now 3 suscriptions to knitting magazines, and I am buying at least 3-4 books a month, nothing written in spanish). And all I read is in english, even my TV on while I work, all in english too. To enlarge my vocabulary..bad words included. Congratulations, travelling alone, just as my DD, but she doesn't even know what needles are for. Hugs from Chile, Ruth

Hunter said...

I'm excited about my socks! I can't wait to try them on! They look so warm and fuzzy, but I'm glad that no baby alpacas will be harmed (or sheared) in their making!