Sunday, October 22, 2006

Lace, Thou Art My Bitch

Lace, Thou Art My Bitch I failed the Adamas Shawl. I conquered the Hedera Socks. I vanquished the lace portion of the Simple Knitted Bodice. Now, the Swallowtail Lace Shawl has succumbed to my mighty sword Addi. Thanks in no small part to my use of a pattern row counter, I have gotten halfway along the first body chart without incident. Also, it helps that I'm taking a class on this shawl from Jane. But still, Lace, I own you! Mwuah ha ha ha ha ha! Check out what else I've conquered lately (Dammit, Sis, look away. If you ain't gonna comment on my blog then I'm not hiding my FOs from you just because they're a gift.): Anastasia Socks Pattern: Anastasia Socks from Mintyfresh Yarn: Cherry Tree Hill Supersock in Country Garden FetchingOne Fetching One Fetching Glove. I did 7 cable repeats, added a thumb gusset and some fingers and did an i-cord bind off on them. It's pretty spiffy if I do say so myself. Oh, and I used Size 4 needles instead of 6s. I have slender hands so this helped snug it up. I do believe I'll start the second one tonight. I really need these for the office. New Pouch and Sock Progress! And finally, the second Cascade Fixation Ankle sock for my mom is nearly done. I turned the heel and picked up the gusset stitches right before I left to go to the Renaissance Festival yesterday. What you see is what I finished just walking around all day. My friend May kept saying we needed to get me another drink if I needed something for my hands to do. Heh. More on the Ren Fest tomorrow. For now, I need to get back to making a few more row counters. Last Night's Batch

17 comments:

Bobbi said...

wow! you've been busy! I started Fetching this week too, but you knit so much faster than me. Well and I made a hat. But lace! Wow!

Knit Mongrel said...

Dude. Totally coveting your Anastasia socks, and those Fetching gloves kick ass - fantastic modifications. I definitely like the i-cord bind off better. They look great!

trek said...

Sweet!

JulieFrick said...

Sheesh! Watch you GO. Hey- did you have plenty of yarn left over from the ball after doing your Fetchings on 4's? I did my first pair on 6's and it took a ball and a bit, so I have this one almost-ball left over and want to make another pair.

Bezzie said...

Ooo! I didn't really care for Fetching, but the fingers you added make it much more likeable.

Cool socks too.

stringthing said...

thanks for the input on my blog. i think i am gonna need to make those socks now. add it to the list.

spinndiva said...

OOOHHhhhhh rowcounters are beautifull....
and the gloves are too... and the socks...

Zonda said...

First of all, the Lace!! You go girl on that, more power to you ;)!

The socks are awesome as is fetching!!

Nice stitchmarkers too! Cute lil' shirt on your drink :)

Rain said...

It sounds like you've been whippng it into submission, it looks great so far.

The socks for your sis are very pretty.

I love your version of Fetching, they look fantastic like that.

Pyewacket said...

Those gloves are quite fetching indeed.

Where does one find the Anastasia sock pattern? It integrates really well with multiple colors. Snazzy.

weezalana said...

Way to whip that lace into submission!

Great job on the Anastasias and Fetching! I gotta hand it to ya, after one and a half pairs of the Fetchings just as they were written, I tapped out like Kramer and the master of his domain.

Areli said...

I can't wait to see your shawl, what yarn are you using? And I love your fetching, it looks a bit longer than some of the other ones I've seen, I like that.

Jo said...

I'm with you, there... I've tried lace a few times and end up just getting pissed off at my ineptness. I like the fingerless gloves!

Batty said...

Those socks are swoon-worthy. And the fetchings...

I envy your nails. Now that I'm using my hands a lot, I had to cut mine off. Dark nail polish looks bad on short nails shaped like mine.
But yours are very pretty.

Duchess said...

hah, my sister reads my blog and doesn't comment on it either. I'm going to post her Christmas presents too.

CBear said...

Hey - I took the hint -- I leave comments now, maybe the Sis will too? She just needs a little *nudge, nudge, wink, wink* to make her do it? Right?


You are so uber-talented that I am jealous!

Mintyfresh said...

yay for the awesome socks!!! :)