Thursday, February 15, 2007

Finished object, UFO's and Noro

I've been knitting a lot lately, but I can't seem to finish much. I knit half a sock, or 10 rows of a shawl, and then I frog it. If it doesn't feel right, I can't make myself continue. In spite of all the traumatic frogging experiences, I did finish one object yesterday. This scarf. It goes really well with the beautiful mittens and I can't wait to wear it.

I've also been working on some ankle socks for Socktopia. I don't want to reveal too much about them before they're finished, but the process has involved a lot of frogging (again!) and a really sore pinkie... The yarn I've finally decided on is Colinette Jitterbug in the color Fire. I love this yarn. It's perfect for socks with small details and lace patterns.

I also received some more yarn in the mail today. Superfast delivery! I ordered on Monday, and it arrived on Wednesday! Thank you Priima. It's the oh so wonderful Noro Kureyon. I test-knitted a sock with one skein, just to see how the yarn would work with the pattern, and I really liked the effect. So I just had to order more of it for another sock for me and a pair for my significant other. Let's hope the cold weather continues for a while so we can cuddle up on the couch with our matching socks!


juuli said...

Kiva huivi, jotenkin säännöllisen epäsäännöllinen. Kummasti värijuoksut tuntuvat pitemmiltä kuin lapasissa, vai onko se harhaa vain?

hnyberg said...

Kiitos! Ei ole harhaa. Langan väri ei ole sama kuin lapasissa. Huivissa on käytetty Zitron Unikat, ja lapasissa Zitron Loft. Langan "koostumus" on kuitenkin ihan samanlainen.

filambulle said...

socks with kureyon!! How did I miss that idea!! They look great. I love your work.