Monday, August 25, 2008

Adam's rib (in the garden) socks

I am thrilled with how this handpainted yarn is striping. I dyed it in Kay Meadors' class (Naturalstateknitter on Ravelry) at the Arkansas Arts Center in June. The colors make me think of summer vegetables from my garden--eggplant, tomatoes, hot peppers, lettuce.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Ravelympics finish line!

Ravelympics On Your Toes Socks, originally uploaded by patriceod.

The Ravelympics On Your Toes Socks are done! These will be a great gift for Christmas...recipient is a secret, but she will love these colors.

Finished them in the car on the way to Mountain View to look at cabins with Mr. Fixit. We'll be back up there with friends over Labor Day.

I think I have finally mastered the short row heel. On to Bird in Hand #2.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Mainly in Maine

, originally uploaded by emellor. [Knitting in bag.]

Had a fun trip to Maine last week with Emily, with stays in Freeport and Acadia National Park. No LYS visits, but we did see two alpaca farmers at a little farmer's market in Freeport. It was cool and rainy, a nice break from Arkansas.

Completed the brown koigu socks (with red toes) on the plane, and started the Regia Kaffe Fassett toe-up socks. Planning to finish these and the second Bird in Hand mitten for the Ravelympics.

Best souvenir: Emily flew home with me.