Sunday, January 21, 2007

Odds and Ends

I've been doing a bit of knitting this weekend. First off, completely finished my Red Scarf Project scarf.



I'll include a note and some other goodies (like chocolate or a gift card to fast food or something since it's for a college student that will probably have midterms not long after receiving the package). Then it'll get sent off hopefully on Tuesday.

Way back on Thursday, I finished my Fetching gloves at knitting group.



There are a few things that I wish were better about them.
  1. I forgot that the cables on the right glove were supposed to be forward cables instead of back cables like the left glove. I'm not too upset about this since I probably won't pay attention to which way the cables are going before putting them. I do have leftover yarn that I suppose I could knit a third one out of. It could act as a backup for when I inevitably lose one of them.
  2. There are small holes from where I picked up stitches for the thumb. I won't fix them now, but for future mittens/gloves/hand wear in general I will knit the first round of stitches through the back loop so they are twisted. Thanks to Sarah from knitting group for the tip!
  3. The picot binding looks a little sloppy. I may block them in some fashion to straighten out the points.
Overall, I'm happy with my new fingerless mittens.

I started my first pair of socks this weekend. I'm using Lorna's Laces Shepard Sock in the Seaside colorway (color #203) and using the Broadripple pattern from Knitty.



Hopefully I can work this out. I love dpns so I shouldn't have too much of a problem until the heel and toe.

Finally, I found some pictures I took at the Munsinger Clemens Gardens in St. Cloud this last summer. I thought I'd post a few to brighten up the winter blahs.


Here are my personal favorite, daisies.



The lilies were all out that day and gorgeous. This is just a small sample of all the lilies they had.








And finally, some lovely hydrangeas.


1 comment:

angie said...

Emily, thanks for inviting us into your blog(s). Since I don't know you that well it was insiteful to read the liam/emily space. Give yourself a break on the fetchings. They look great. See you thurs.